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Edson's Raiders: The 1st Marine Raider Battalion in World War II

Joseph H. Alexander

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ISBN 10: 1557500207 / ISBN 13: 9781557500205
Published by US Naval Institute Press, 2000
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Edson's Raiders: The 1st Marine Raider ...

Publisher: US Naval Institute Press

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very good

Edition: 1st Edition

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This is the story of the remarkable men of 1st Marine Raider Battalion, known by the name of its founding commander, the legendary jungle fighter Merritt A. "Red Mike" Edson. Edson's Raiders provided the vanguard of a U.S. Marine Corps experiment with special lightly-armed, mobile "commando" units in the Pacific. From 1942 to 1943, these highly trained volunteers fought seven critical battles in the Solomon Islands--with names like Tulagi, Tasimboko, the Matanikau River and the Dragon's Peninsula. They were desperate, bloody affairs fought against some of the most experienced jungle fighters in the Japanese empire. Twenty-four Raiders fought with such valor that they had ships named in their honor, all but one posthumously. Joseph Alexander provides an abundance of first-person accounts from Edson to such hard-nosed NCOs as Angus Goss, Walter Burak, and Anthony Palonis. His portrayal of the Raiders' defense of Guadalcanal's Henderson Field along an elevation known ever since as Edson's Ridge, shows why that three-day conflict became an indisputable touchstone of Marine Corps history.


"This book will bring you a myriad of emotions, but will leave you with a great sense of pride." -- Northeast Book Reviews, February 2004

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