With the Old Breed Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
With the Old Breed is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
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All that served.
I served in submarines for twenty years. I know the brotherhood of which he wrote. He is correct today as then training is everything. We are the best military in the world because of our military training. This book is a fantastic read. I only wish I could have shaken the author’s hand. Semper Fi my bother. We are all brothers.
As a Marine that served with 2/4 (attached to 5th Marines) I know its history very well. I’m a Iraq/Afghanistan veteran and I’m a huge WW2 history buff I have read many book about the Pacific Campaigns but this is by far one of the best. In my opinion personal accounts are always better then historical event books. It’s more graphical and less blurred for the average reader. Sledge did a outstanding job making you feel like you where next to him. Thank you to all Marines of WW2 and Semper Fi Marines
It must have been a tremendous ordeal to put all of these memories on paper. So glad Mr. Sledge was able to do it. I will never think about war in the same way again.
Important to read is an understatement. Fantastic book.
Forever proud and humbled by all our veterans
Raw, Riveting, and Reality at its best. Thank you veterans - for your service and personal sacrifice. We are a grateful nation.
Having read many books set in this time period, found the s a refreshing, first-hand micro level story. Rather than highlighting large pieces on the chessboard, focused on one brave Marine's experience.
With the Old Breed
In this spare and gripping memoir, EB Sledge was as fine a writer as he was a patriot and hero.
Shows the real was minus the supposed glory. Great read.
WITH THE OLD BREED
The world would probably be a safer place if everyone alive would read this book. The simple savagery. The waste of lives. The countless toll that this war took on all sides is put on paper with this book. Excellent read.
It's nice to read about the military experiences from the individuals that fought the battles.