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Underdogs : the making of the modern Marine Corps

Auteur: Aaron B O'Connell
Uitgever: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2012. ©2012
Editie/Formaat:   Print book : EngelsAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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"The Marine Corps has always considered itself a breed apart. Since 1775, America's smallest armed service has been suspicious of outsiders and deeply loyal to its traditions. Marines believe in nothing more strongly than the Corps' uniqueness and superiority, and this undying faith in its own exceptionalism is what has made the Marines one of the sharpest, swiftest tools of American military power. Along with  Meer lezen...
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Genre/Vorm: History
Soort document: Boek
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Aaron B O'Connell
ISBN: 9780674058279 0674058275
OCLC-nummer: 778636743
Beschrijving: xiii, 381 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Inhoud: Introduction : Culture warriors --
A harsh and spiritual unity --
The privates' war and the home front in the 1940s --
The politicians and the guerrillas --
Forgetting Korea --
First to fight in the 1950s --
Rise of the amphibious force-in-readiness --
Conclusion : Marine Corps culture since 1965.
Verantwoordelijkheid: Aaron B. O'Connell.

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O'Connell offers an excellent analysis of how the marines became the Marines. Publishers Weekly 20120813 Unlike the other branches of the armed forces, writes O'Connell, the Marines did not rush into Meer lezen...

 
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