Imagine living without food. This gripping memoir tells the story of a man who had to do just that.

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Eugene Sledge's memoir has become a vital part of histories of island fighting in WWII, even forming the basis for a recent HBO miniseries. But the frankness of his prose (his acknowledgement of American atrocities, as well as Japanese), its elegant economy and his keen eye for the humanity and inhumanity surrounding him continue to make it a peerless and moving document. Read more...
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