With the Old Breed is an amazing book. I love this book so much I almost don't know what to say. E.B. Sledge's writing of his experience in the Pacific is flawless. He presents a reality of war that often is missed. He balances the horrid and the heroic. With the Old Breed doesn't hold back on the horror of death or of killing, but at the same time it celebrates the camaraderie of those men who dealt with the horror. At times I could barely stand to read it, at times I was moved to tears, and at times I found myself chuckling at the oddities of life, even life on a battlefield. I would strongly recommend this book to fans of history or memoirs. It is not to be missed.