Stories of the United States Marines from Boot Camp to Battle
Edited by Clint Willis
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Semper Fi by Clint Willis
Book DescriptionSemper Fi collects into one volume the best, most compelling stories and eyewitness accounts from the vast literature about the elite few who call themselves United States Marines. The history of the Marine Corps is inextricably intertwined with that of the country it defendsfrom its formation during the American Revolution through the Civil War, World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War, right up to its recent role in Afghanistan. Marines not only played a deciding role in many of the moments which have determined our history, but set a standard for honor, self-sacrifice, and courage which has defined the best of military heroism in this country for generations. Including the most compelling excerpts from classics old and new by authors such as Thomas Ricks (Making the Corps), James Brady (The Coldest War), Studs Terkel (The Good War), Lewis B. Puller, Jr. (Fortunate Son), James W. Johnson (The Long Road of War), Joseph Alexander (Edson's Raiders), John C. Stevens III (Court-Martial At Parris Island), Anthony Swofford (Jarhead), and Frank and John Schaeffer (Keeping Faith), this anthology will bring readers the pain, pride, and glory of being a member of America's most renowned fighting group.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781560255048
(229mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Clint Willis
Jesus is Not a Republican, Paperback (September 2005)
In several dozen essays and articles, the contributors to this book make the case that the religious right has strayed far from a truly Christian path, and review the achievements of progressive Christians who actually try to follow the teachings of Jesus.
I Hate Corporate America Reader, Paperback (November 2004)
With essays from some of America's most influential writers offering their views on how big corporations are destroying the American way of life, this book will energize, empower, entertain, and mobilize readers who are disgusted with the behavior of the corporate powers-that-be.
Boots on the Ground, Paperback (May 2004)» View all books by Clint Willis
Written by troops in the field, these stories offer new and deeper perspectives on the challenges our soldiers face in modern combat, and create a gripping portrait of the front lines in the ongoing war against terrorism.
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