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Ringside at Parris Island: A Boot's Own Account, Charged With Spice and Adventure

Reynolds, Lee

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ISBN 10: 1887301127 / ISBN 13: 9781887301121
Published by Palmetto Bookworks, Lexington, South Carolina, U.S.A., 2002
New Condition: New Hardcover
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This is a new hardcover first edition copy, one of a 1000 copies in illustrated reddish binding. Signed on the front flyleaf: "Best Wishes & Semper Fi! Lee Reynolds". Laid in is a signed letter from the author and copies of blurbs from Senator Zell Miller and Chuck Prodey. A nice package. Bookseller Inventory # 033861

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Title: Ringside at Parris Island: A Boot's Own ...

Publisher: Palmetto Bookworks, Lexington, South Carolina, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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Ever wonder what they actually say and do in Marine Corps boot camp? Read this true documentary and you'll find out. In 1961 a recruit named Lee Reynolds vowed that the ordeal of Parris Island and Camp Geiger - the entire 16 weeks of boot training - is so remarkable that he would keep a record of it even as he himself underwent the training.

The result is a vivid account of everything that he and his buddies went through. It's all here: the cadence calls, the songs, the clash of bayonets, the blasts of gunfire, the blistering dialogue, and the authentic words of one of the most colorful drill instructors who ever lived:

"Remember, platoon 265, Semper Fidelis means always faithful to your country, to your buddies, and to yourselves. my United States Marine Corps! Now Hard Charge!"

You'll meet Sgt. Jivey, Sgt. Weasel, Sgt. Flatiron, Sgt. Spooky, and the unforgettable Sgt. War Dog. You'll learn about "Dead Horse," the "Black Mocus," and the "Dipsey Doodle." You'll meet a captain who looks like a cross between Issac Newton and a wolverine. You'll meet Seabag Sam, Foxhole Freddy, and the fabulous "Hawk." You'll hear the most outrageous (and funny) language ever heard on this planet. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and sometimes you'll simply shake your head in amazement. Forget about the "Cyclone" and the "Thunderbolt." You're holding a giant, rollicking roller coaster right here in your hands. You don't have to be a current Marine or an ex-Marine to enjoy this book. Kick off your shoes, relax, and become part of this unique world from the safety and comfort of your easy chair. You'll be glad you did and you'll never forget it.

About the Author:

Lee Reynolds was born Oct. 20, 1941, in Chattanooga,Tenn. He did undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and in 1969 graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he later taught statistics and modern European history. He has free-lanced numerous political cartoons, newspaper ads, and large, watercolors. Reynolds is married to Christine Rector Reynolds; they have one son, Robert, who is currently a senior in art and photography at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. They maintain homes in both Chattanooga and Alcoa, Tenn.

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