Military history

Diario De Un Marine

Diario De Un Marine

In The Wall Street Journal, Victor Davis Hanson named With the Old Breed one of the top five books on epic twentieth-century battles. Studs Terkel interviewed the author for his definitive oral history, The Good War. Now E. B. Sledge’s acclaimed first-person account of fighting at Peleliu and Okinawa returns to thrill, edify, and inspire a new generation.

An Alabama boy steeped in American history and enamored of such heroes as George Washington and Daniel Boone, Eugene B. Sledge became part of the war’s famous 1st Marine Division–3d Battalion, 5th Marines. Even after intense training, he was shocked to be thrown into the battle of Peleliu, where “the world was a nightmare of flashes, explosions, and snapping bullets.” By the time Sledge hit the hell of Okinawa, he was a combat vet, still filled with fear but no longer with panic.

Based on notes Sledge secretly kept in a copy of the New Testament, With the Old Breed captures with utter simplicity and searing honesty the experience of a soldier in the fierce Pacific Theater. Here is what saved, threatened, and changed his life. Here, too, is the story of how he learned to hate and kill–and came to love–his fellow man.

PREFACIO

INTRODUCCIÓN

PRIMERA PARTE: Peleliu: una batalla olvidada

Chapter 1. La forja de un marine

Chapter 2. Preparándonos para el combate

Chapter 3. Hacia Peleliu

Chapter 4. Asalto al infierno

Chapter 5. Comrades

Chapter 6. La pérdida de muchos valientes

SEGUNDA PARTE: Okinawa: el triunfo final

Chapter 7. Reposo y recuperación

Chapter 8. El preludio de una invasión

Chapter 9. Suspensión de condena

Chapter 10. En el abismo

Chapter 11. Impactos y proyectiles

Chapter 12. Barro y gusanos

Chapter 13. El asalto

Chapter 14. Más allá del Shuri

Chapter 15. El fin de la agonía

APÉNDICE: Lista de honor

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