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

Author: James A Warren
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A six-decade history of the U.S. Marines offers insight into the corps' philosophy and military practices, explaining how technology, training, and a fiercely promoted sense of loyalty have enabled Marine perseverance through several conflicts.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James A Warren
ISBN: 0684872846 9780684872841
OCLC Number: 61694902
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 359-362) and index.
Description: viii, 375 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: "The indefinable inner strength": elements of Marine Corps culture --
The supreme test: the battle of Iwo Jima --
The final struggle: Okinawa and the legacies of the Pacific War --
Transition and challenge, 1945 to 1950 --
The Korean War: from Pusan through the capture of Seoul --
The Korean War: from the Chosin reservoir to the Armistice, July 1953 --
Between two wars, 1953 to 1965 --
Tragedy in the making: the Marines in Vietnam, 1965 to 1967 --
From Tet to the fall of Saigon, 1968 to 1975 --
From Abyss to Resurrection, 1975 to 1991 --
The Gulf War to Somalia --
Two wars in a new century: Afghanistan and the war in Iraq through the seizure of Baghdad.
Responsibility: James A. Warren.
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A six-decade history of the U.S. Marines offers insight into the corps' philosophy and military practices, explaining how technology, training, and a fiercely promoted sense of loyalty have enabled Marine perseverance through several conflicts.

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