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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 10 August 1998
  • ISBN : 9780684848174
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 9 voters

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An inside look at the Marine Corps follows one year in the lives of a single platoon of raw Marine recruits, from their arrival on Parris Island to their first full year as members of the Corps.

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Making the Corps

Making the Corps
  • Author : Thomas E. Ricks
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1998
  • ISBN : 9780684848174
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An inside look at the Marine Corps follows one year in the lives of a single platoon of raw Marine recruits, from their arrival on Parris Island to their first full year as members of the Corps.

Making the Corps

Making the Corps
  • Author : Thomas E. Ricks
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-07-31
  • ISBN : 9781416544500
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An inside look at the Marine Corps follows one year in the lives of a single platoon of raw Marine recruits, from their arrival on Parris Island to their first full year as members of the Corps, in a tenth anniversary edition that features a new afterword by the author. Reissue. 35,000 first printing.

Underdogs

Underdogs
  • Author : Aaron B. O'Connell
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-29
  • ISBN : 9780674071469
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The Marine Corps has always considered itself a branch apart. Since 1775 America’s smallest armed service has been suspicious of outsiders and deeply loyal to its traditions. Undying faith in its exceptionalism made the Marines one of the sharpest, swiftest tools of American military power, but developing this brand did not come without costs.

Preparing for Victory

Preparing for Victory
  • Author : David Ulbrich
  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Release Date : 2013-07-10
  • ISBN : 9781612514109
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This is the first book to examine Thomas Holcomb s crucial role as commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Great Depression and World War II. It blends biographical, institutional, and operational history with leadership studies, organizational theory, and social and cultural history to explain how and why Holcomb succeeded in expanding the Marine Corps from 18,000 officers and men in 1936 to 385,000 by 1943. David Ulbrich contends that Holcomb s abilities and achievements match those of Chester W. Nimitz and

First to Fight

First to Fight
  • Author : Victor H. Krulak
  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-03
  • ISBN : 9781612511610
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"Required Reading" Marine Corps Professional Reading Program Bluejacket Paperback Book Series In this riveting insider's chronicle, legendary Marine General "Brute" Krulak submits an unprecedented examination of U.S. Marines--their fights on the battlefield and off, their extraordinary esprit de corps. Deftly blending history with autobiography, action with analysis, and separating fact from fable, General Krulak touches the very essence of the Corps: what it means to be a Marine and the reason behind its consistently outstanding performance and reputation. Krulak

This Recruit

This Recruit
  • Author : Kieran Michael Lalor
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2010-11-11
  • ISBN : 9781450264563
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Just before the dawn of the Global War on Terror, Kieran Michael Lalor left his career as a high school social studies teacher, endeavoring to fulfill his lifelong dream. Lalor followed his father and brother’s footsteps into the United States Marine Corps. This Recruit presents Lalor’s nightly journal entries, beginning with the uneasy trip to the recruiter’s office and the eerily quiet midnight bus ride to Parris Island. Lalor describes the wicked combination of fatigue, nerves, disorientation,

Joining the United States Marine Corps

Joining the United States Marine Corps
  • Author : Snow Wildsmith
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-01-10
  • ISBN : 9780786491223
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This book is for the teenager or young adult who is interested in enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. It will walk him or her through the enlistment and recruit training process: making the decision to join, talking to recruiters, getting qualified, preparing for basic training, and learning what to expect at basic recruit training. The goal of the McFarland Joining the Military book series is to help young people who might be curious about serving in the military

Marine Corps Book Of Lists

Marine Corps Book Of Lists
  • Author : Albert A. Nofi
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release Date : 1997-09-22
  • ISBN : 0938289896
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The United States Marine Corps is America's best-known military unit, and perhaps the most famous in the world. It is the nation's oldest unit, as far as recognition by Congress goes, and has been almost continually engaged in active operations for all its existence, when other branches of service were on peacetime status.Such a long and varied service, and the type of personnel required for such an elite unit, have produced a trove of lore and legendary unparalleled in

War is a Racket

War is a Racket
  • Author : Smedley Butler
  • Publisher : Jovian Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-19
  • ISBN : 9781537820798
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War Is a Racket is a speech and a 1935 short book, by Smedley D. Butler, a retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two-time Medal of Honor recipient. Based on his career military experience, Butler frankly discusses how business interests commercially benefit (including war profiteering) from warfare. He had been appointed commanding officer of the Gendarmerie during the United States occupation of Haiti, which lasted from 1915 to 1934.

In Danger's Path

In Danger's Path
  • Author : W.E.B. Griffin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1999-12-01
  • ISBN : 9781440632549
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Put in charge of the OSS's Pacific operations, General Fleming Pickering is faced with two covert missions in the Gobi Desert. Called to duty is a Marine he doesn't expect...a scapegrace pilot named Malcolm, his son. Together, they will venture incognito--and with luck they may even come out alive...

The Few and the Proud: Marine Corps Drill Instructors in Their Own Words

The Few and the Proud: Marine Corps Drill Instructors in Their Own Words
  • Author : Larry Smith
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2007-05-17
  • ISBN : 9780393329926
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A volume of true training stories by young Marines who served in World War II, Iraq, and other wars from the past sixty years reveals the brutal or exacting techniques employed during their training, in an account that shares additional historical information about the U.S. Marine Corps. Reprint.

Court-martial at Parris Island

Court-martial at Parris Island
  • Author : John C. Stevens
  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • ISBN : 1570037035
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The resulting narrative is a richly developed account of a horrific episode in American military history and of the complex characters at the heart of this cautionary tale.

Welcome to Hell

Welcome to Hell
  • Author : Patrick Turley
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • ISBN : 1933909226
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Corps Values

Corps Values
  • Author : Zell Miller
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • ISBN : 9780820359588
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Zell Miller was one of the United States’ most respected leaders. His integrity, passion, and commitment to excellence earned the praise of colleagues on both sides of the aisle. Miller often attributed his successes to the value of his formative experience in the Marine Corps as a young man. In his writing and stump speeches, he stated, “In the twelve weeks of hell and transformation that were Marine Corps boot camp, I learned the values of achieving a successful life

Improving the Decision Making Abilities of Small Unit Leaders

Improving the Decision Making Abilities of Small Unit Leaders
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Naval Studies Board,Committee on Improving the Decision Making Abilities of Small Unit Leaders
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2012-07-06
  • ISBN : 9780309216081
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For the past decade, the U.S. Marine Corps and its sister services have been engaged in what has been termed "hybrid warfare," which ranges from active combat to civilian support. Hybrid warfare typically occurs in environments where all modes of war are employed, such as conventional weapons, irregular tactics, terrorism, disruptive technologies, and criminality to destabilize an existing order. In August 2010, the National Research Council established the Committee on Improving the Decision Making Abilities of Small Unit Leaders to