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  • From Whaleboats to Amphibious Warfareby Anne Venzon

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2003; US$ 80.00

    An examination of Holland Smith's career in the Marine Corps follows its evolution from an insular constabulary at the turn of the 20th century to a juggernaut, landing American troops island by island in vital amphibious engagements up to 1945. Serving in important assignments from the Philippines to China to Latin America, Smith became deeply involved... more...

  • U.S. Marine Combat Conditioningby United States Marine Corps.

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    U.S. Marine Combat Conditioning is a complete reproduction of the combat conditioning program that was completed by all World War II-era Officer Candidates while at OCS in Quantico, Virginia. Combat Conditioning is defined as the physical and mental conditioning of individual Marines for hand-to-hand combat and is an essential part of the progressive... more...

  • American Commandoby John Wukovits

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    Before the Green Berets...Before the Navy SEALs...Before the Army Rangers...There was the Long Patrol. November 1942: in the hellish combat zone of Guadalcanal, one man would make history. Lt. Col. Evans Carlson was considered a maverick by many of his comrades-and an outright traitor by others. He spent years observing guerrilla tactics all... more...

  • Battle History of the United States Marine Corps, 1775-1945by George B. Clark

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 75.00

    Designed as a reference for those interested in the combat history of the U.S. Marine Corps, this book describes the engagements from the formation of the Continental Marines to the corps' greatest exercise at the Battle of Okinawa. Organized chronologically, the individual skirmishes illustrate how each of the Marine Corps's engagements contributed... more...

  • Why Marines Fightby James Brady

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 16.99

    United States Marines, for more than two centuries, have been among the world's fiercest and most admired of warriors. They have fought from the Revolutionary War to Afghanistan and Iraq, in famous battles become bone and sinew of American lore. But why do Marines fight? Why fight so well? Why run toward the guns? Now comes a thrilling new book, pounding... more...

  • Always Faithfulby William W. Putney

    Free Press 2002; US$ 25.00

    General Louis H. Wilson 26th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps and recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions in Guam Always Faithful is an interesting and accurate account of the World War II war dogs and the brave and unique ability of their handlers. I was a Company Commander on Guam and can attest personally to their value. I encourage... more...

  • Making the Corpsby Thomas E. Ricks

    Scribner 2007; US$ 16.00

    Stephen E. Ambrose author of Citizen Soldiers and Undaunted Courage This is a wonderful book. Ricks combines fine descriptive writing, thoughtful comparisons between the Corps of today and the past, and between the Corps and the U.S. Army, and insightful speculation about the future of the Corps -- all enclosed in as good a piece of storytelling... more...

  • Battle Readyby Tom Clancy; Tony Zinni; Tony Koltz

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 18.00

    Marine general Tony Zinni was known as the "Warrior Diplomat" during his nearly forty years of service. His credentials as a soldier were impeccable, whether he was leading troops in Vietnam, commanding hair-raising rescue operations in Somalia, or - as Commander in Chief of CENTCOM - directing strikes against Iraq and Al Qaeda. But it was as a peacemaker... more...

  • Into the Crucibleby James Woulfe

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    This book describes the 54 hour exercise in which recruits are put through a series of taxing challenges whilst being denied sufficient food or sleep. Woulfe compares this training exercise with other schemes in other branches of service. more...

  • Victory Pointby Ed Darack

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    In late June 2005, media sources recounted the tragic story of nineteen U.S. special operations personnel who died at the hands of insurgent / terrorist leader Ahmad Shah- and the lone survivor of Shah's ambush-deep in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan. The harrowing events of Operation Red Wings marked an important-yet widely misreported-chapter... more...