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Making the Corps

Author: Thomas E Ricks
Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sixty-three men came to Parris Island to become Marines. Not all of them made it. This is the story of boot camp Platoon 3086, the Marine Corps, and America."--Cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas E Ricks
ISBN: 0684831090 9780684831091 9781416544500 141654450X 0684848171 9780684848174
OCLC Number: 37024242
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 320 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Mogadishu, Dec 1992 --
Disorientation --
The forming --
Training --
Warrior week --
Ready --
Graduation --
Back in the world --
In the marines --
On American soil --
Parris Island, October 1996.
Responsibility: Thomas E. Ricks.
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An inside look at the Marine Corps follows one year in the lives of a single platoon of raw Marine recruits, from their arrival on Parris Island to their first full year as members of the Corps.  Read more...

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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, Read more...

 
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