Published in 1948, the book was hailed as one of the finest American novels to come out of World War II. The story concerns a platoon of 13 American soldiers who are stationed on the Japanese-held island of Anopopei in the Pacific. With almost journalistic detail, Mailer records the lives of men at war, characterizing the soldiers individually in flashbacks that illuminate their past.
Original title: The Naked and the Dead
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Military and Naval Adventure
Fiction→ Historical→ World War II→ General
Fiction→ General Fiction