I had not, up until now, ever read With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa.
People had told me that it was one of the best memoirs of infantry combat ever, and they were right.
The prose is clear and direct. The recollection is straightforward, with no side trips into autobiography, dream sequences, poetry, or pontification. Two thumbs up.
In an interesting note to me as a shooter, during his description of marksmanship training at MCRD San Diego, he notes as an aside that all the way through the campaigns on Peleliu and Okinawa, he never once saw anybody shoot from the "sitting position"...
Having finished it, I'm now about halfway through The Dominion of War: Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500-2000.