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- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 10.95
Intrigued by the mystique and challenge of the Marine Corps, eighteen-year-old Wesley Fox enlisted in the summer of 1950, shortly after the outbreak of the Korean War. He saw action with the First Marine Division in Korea and was wounded in 1951. After Korea, Fox advanced steadily in the enlisted ranks, reaching the rank of first sergeant, and, early... more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 24.95
In response to the irregular warfare challenges facing the U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2005, General James Mattis?then commander of Marine Corps Combat Development Command?established a new Marine Corps cultural initiative. The goal was simple: teach Marines to interact successfully with the local population in areas of conflict. The implications,... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2012; US$ 24.95
Just out of high school in 1977, her personal life already a mess, Tracy Crow thought the Marines might straighten her out. And sure enough, in the Corps she became a respected public affairs officer and military journalist?one day covering tank maneuvers or beach assaults, the next interviewing the secretary of the navy. But success didn?t come without... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 24.95
Smedley Butler's life and career epitomize the contradictory nature of American military policy through the first part of this century. Butler won renown as a Marine battlefield hero, campaigning in most of America's foreign military expeditions from 1898 to the late 1920s. He became the leading national advocate for paramilitary police reform. Upon... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 94.00
The United States Marine Corps: A Chronology, 1775 to the Present touches upon all aspects of the Continental and U.S. Marine Corps since their inception. All major battles in all major wars are covered, along with innumerable smaller clashes and deployments abroad. The evolution of amphibious doctrine, so essential to Marine Corps activity in the... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 85.00
From the turn of the 20th century until the end of World War II, the United States Marine Corps fought a series of "small wars," starting in the Philippines in 1899, and ending in the islands of the southwest Pacific in 1945. Through this experience, the Marines perfected the prosecution of such wars in its famed Small Wars Manual, written... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
This exciting book was listed as #1 on The Advocate?s (ital) bestseller list for December 1996! In The Masculine Marine, author Steven Zeeland records, for the first time ever, what active-duty Marines have to say about what it means to be a man, to be a Marine, and to desire other men. As the foremost surviving icon of traditional masculinity, Marines... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00
Before World War I, the U.S. Marines had no general officer corps. From 1899 to 1914, three Marines served in the office of commandant as generals, but none was permanently promoted above colonel. With the Naval Personnel Act of 1916, the rank of brigadier general was established and 39 Marines were promoted from 1916 through 1936. Among them, five... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00
The practice of big business promoting war to profit materially was firmly in place by the time Major General Smedley D. Butler wrote about it in his anti-corporate pamphlets. This historical biography explores the life of Butler, a little-known American Marine who exposed an alleged fascist coup to remove President Franklin D. Roosevelt from office.... more...