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Underdogs : The Making of the Modern Marine Corps

Author: Aaron B O'Connell
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron B O'Connell
ISBN: 9780674067448 0674067444
OCLC Number: 835788916
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Description: 1 online resource (400 p.)
Contents: A harsh and spiritual unity --
The privates' war and the homefront 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.
Responsibility: 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 Read more...

 
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