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The United States Marines

3.31  ·  Rating Details  ·  13 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
"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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Ron Fitzwater
Mar 19, 2014 Ron Fitzwater rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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This book gives a brief, but very good account of the first 200 years of the Marine Corps. The author was a retired general who was in charge of the Marine Corps' history department.
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