MARINE: U.S. Marine Corps Heroes of the Pacific War

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Military Illustrated has emerged as one of the world's premier military magazines, specializing in covering famous units with a detailed text backed up by numerous color illustrations. The U.S. Marine Corps has been selected for the first of a series of book-length treatments of famous military units. In addition to its text and spectacular illustrations, Marine contains a bibliography and a directory to Marine Corps museums, societies, memorials and interest groups.

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This series was created by Military Illustrated magazine, the leading monthly military history publication in the English language. It has built an unrivaled reputation for authoritative articles, primary research, rare photographs, and specially commissioned artwork.

This book tells the story of America's proudest and most celebrated fighting men -- the U.S. Marine Corps. It shows them at their finest moment in the Pacific War against Japan, detailing their development of amphibious warfare and the challenges they faced in the island-hopping campaigns that eventually ensured the enemy's defeat.

In addition to accounts of their bravery in action, the legacy of the Marine Corps is evaluated, describing their humanitarian tasks in conflicts today alongside their enduring fighting strengths.

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Ron Field was born in Hertford, England in 1943 and was educated in Cheltenham, where he gained a Bachelor of Education (Hons) degree. He was Head of History at The Cotswold School at Bourton-on-the-Water until his retirement in 2007. Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1982, he taught History at Piedmont High School in California from 1982-83. He was associate editor of the Confederate Historical Society of Great Britain from 1983 through 1992, and was elected a Fellow of the Company of Military Historians, based in Washington, D.C., in 2005. In 2010 he was awarded a Research Fellowship at the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, The John Hay Library, Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island. He is also a contributing editor of Military Images, a magazine devoted to the photographic history of the U.S. soldier and sailor in the 19th century. A prolific author, Ron is an internationally acknowledged expert on U.S. military history.

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