The Naked and the Dead is a 1948 novel by Norman Mailer. It was based on his experiences with the 112th Cavalry Regiment during the Philippines Campaign in World War II. It was later adapted into a film of the same name in 1958. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked The Naked and the Dead 51st on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. Professor Howard Zinn references this work in A People's History of the United States, one of the most famous books on American History. Set on an island in the South Pacific where the American Army under General Cummings is trying...
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