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The United States Marines
"This fourth edition of Brig. Gen. Edwin H. Simmons's popular history of the U.S. Marine Corps reflects the latest scholarship on events reaching back to the Corps's beginnings in November 1775, when the Second Continental Congress authorized two battalions of American Marines, and takes the Corps up to 2001." With a foreword by former Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Jo ...more
Paperback, Fourth Edition, 400 pages
Published December 13th 2002 by US Naval Institute Press
(first published November 1998)
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U.S. Marine Corps Reading List 2011
Marine Corps Commandant's Professional Reading List
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Since its somewhat confused beginnings in November 1775 when the Second Continental Congress almost absentmindedly authorized two battalions of American marines, the U.S. Marine Corps has participated in all the nation's wars from the American Revolution through Desert Storm. This compact yet complete study focuses on the big wars but never slights events in between: the little wars, campaigns, punitive expeditions, showings of the flag, protection of American lives and property, and humanitaria ...more