|aThe naked and the dead /|cNorman Mailer ; with a new introduction by the author.
|a50th anniversary ed.
|aNew York :|bPicador USA,|c1998.
|axiii, 721 p. :|b1 map ;|c21 cm.
|aHailed as one of the finest novels to come out of the World War II,"The Naked and the Dead" received unprecedented critical acclaim upon its 1948publication and has since become part of the American canon. Written in gritty, journalistic detail, the story follows an Army platoon stationed on the Japanese-held island of Anopopei.