From the islands of the Pacific to Korea to the Middle East, James A. Warren's riveting and authoritative battle history of the Marines reveals how "the few and the proud" have drawn on their timeless precepts across six decades while reinventing themselves in the face of political change to forever remain America's finest warriors.
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James Warren is a freelance writer specializing in modern American military history. He has written books on the Vietnam War and the cold war, and contributed the chapter on the Vietnam War to The Atlas of American Military History (1993). His reviews and articles have ap-peared in MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, as well as in Society and The Providence (RI) Journal. He lives in New York City.From AudioFile:
This history of the modern U.S. Marine Corps, detailing the past 65 years, seems sketchy and incomplete. That's because there is so much ground to cover, so many wars and incursions, so much internal and external politics. Dick Hill, one of AUDIOFILE's Golden Voices, contributes his kindly baritone and adds the inflections of a booster, a fan, a cheerleader of the Corps. There's nothing wrong with that--he plays to his audience and does it well. Hill's easygoing style gains a slight excitement at appropriate moments, but this is a reading rather than a performance. Still, he makes listening a pleasure as long the listener has interest in the subject matter. D.R.W. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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