American Spartans : the U.S. Marines : a combat history from Iwo Jima to Iraq

by Warren, James A.

Format: Print Book 2005
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction VE23.W38 2005
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  VE23.W38 2005
The first Marine history in a generation shows how the few and the proud have maintained their extraordinary edge, leading America's armed forces and serving as an example for the other branches over the past six decades.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Warren chose Iwo Jima as the starting point for his history of the U.S. Marine Corps because there and at Okinawa the marines displayed the spartan virtues of hardihood, discipline, loyalty, and ferocity more vividly than ever before. He argues that the marines have remained a subculture within the larger and more lenient American military culture and that from this situation arises much of their combat effectiveness. Certainly that effectiveness has been high during the two island campaigns, in Korea, and most recently in Iraq. On the other hand, Vietnam presents a mixed picture, and training accidents such as the Ribbon Creek drownings and the implications of the post-Vietnam reforms in training suggest that the spartan way is not wholly sufficient in and of itself. Warren makes a very useful contribution to the lively ongoing debate on the role, creation, training, and use of elite troops, which is what the marines certainly are. --Roland Green Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects United States. -- Marine Corps -- History -- 20th century.
United States. -- Marine Corps -- History -- 21st century.
Publisher New York :Free Press,2005
Language English
Description viii, 375 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-362) and index.
ISBN 0684872846 (alk. paper)
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