This is the first modern history of the Marines in a generation and the first to show how battlefield performance has driven the Marines from the Cold War to the war on terror.
©2005 James Warren; (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks
I have read or listened to many books on the subject of the marines and their battle history. This listen will give you a broad overview of all the battles be they on the battle field or in the halls of political power of the marines since WWII. If you are interested in modern marine history this is a great place to start.
If you are a Marine, it's your history but nothing you haven't heard before. If you want to get a better understanding of where the Marine corps came from then this is a good start.
Great Mid 20th Century to 2002 history of the U.S. Marines. The reader learns about how the marines had to adapt as an entire Corps to stay on tip of their game and to remain an elite military ready force for America.
I've currently listened to over 200 books from Audible, and this was the first I couldn't make it through. I felt like this was a text book with little personality and the author seemed to have taken the marine lore hook, line and sinker.
I have great respect for our military, esp, the Marine Corp but there are many better books that inspire (No True Glory, Black Hawk Down and Flags of our Fathers just to name a few). If you're looking for a text book account of the Marine Corp history this is your book!
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