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Warning of War: A Novel of the North China Marines

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The New York Times Bestselling Author of The Marines of Autumn

Late November of 1941.

Half the world is at war and with the other half about to join in, a thousand U.S. Marines stand sentinel over the last days of an uneasy truce between ourselves and the Imperial Japanese Army in chaotic North China.

By November 27, FDR is convinced Japan is about to launch a military action
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ebook, 352 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published 2002)
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Melissa
Oct 27, 2012 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was easy to read, had an nice mix of characters and a very interesting story.
Wayne
May 31, 2013 Wayne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Nobody writes a better book about the Marines in WW II and Korea better than James Brady. Or at least I haven't found him yet. This story as the others is based upon true events. It is about the 4th Marines Regiment led by Captain Billy Port stationed in northern China at the beginning of WWII. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and of MacArthur in the Philippines left the 4 Marines land locked. The only escape was through north China into Mongolia and ending in Russia Siberia. It was an advent ...more
Jay
It's unknown whether this story is true or not. There is no historical documentation, but it's a legend in the Marine Corps. Regardless, it's a captivating book, which I strongly recommend.

Captain Billy Port is charged with locating field units whose locations aren't exactly known, in interior China on the cusp of World War II. Still neutral, operating in Japanese held China, his small unit must locate these bads of men, and bring them safely out of China. But war breaks out, and he now must loc
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Fredrick Danysh
Nov 23, 2014 Fredrick Danysh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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In early 1941 half of the world is at war. After being stationed in China since the Boxer Rebellion the Forth Marine Regiment is marched through Shanghai to board ships to Manila in the Philippines as America starts positioning itself to enter the fray. A small group of Marines are marooned in North China and set out to cross China against great odds to rejoin the Corps. A great novel about the Marines.
Jerome Newberry
May 09, 2007 Jerome Newberry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Past members of the USMC
As a member of the Corps (Korean era) I read a lot of U.S.M.C. books. I would like to know how much of this was fiction and how much was taken from fact. All in all I found it to be interesting and easy to follow. The Auther is also a past member of the Corps.
Readers may want to read THE COLDEST WINTER about the Korean war.
Craig Pearson
May 28, 2015 Craig Pearson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Very interesting historical fiction about a period and place of World War II. Most American are not aware of the presence of US military in China other than the Flying Tigers. The Marines were often put on the pointy end of the spear and then forgotten. A good read.
Ben
Feb 19, 2015 Ben rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can honestly say this is one of my favorite books.
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James Winston Brady was an American celebrity columnist who created the Page Six gossip column in the New York Post and authored the In Step With column in Parade for nearly 25 years until his death. He also authored numerous books about his time serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War.
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