Making the Corps Book
Score: 4.5
From 9 Ratings

Making the Corps

  • Author : Thomas E. Ricks
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780684848174

Making the Corps Book Description :

An inside look at the Marine Corps follows one year in the lives of a single platoon of raw Marine recruits, from their arrival on Parris Island to their first full year as members of the Corps.

Making the Corps Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Making the Corps

  • Author : Thomas E. Ricks
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-07-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416559740

Making the Corps Book Description :

The bestselling, compelling insider’s account of the Marine Corps from the lives of the men of Platoon 3086—their training at Parris Island, their fierce camaraderie, and the unique code of honor that defines them. The United States Marine Corps, with its proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor, is part of the fabric of American myth. Making the Corps visits the front lines of boot camp in Parris Island, South Carolina. Here, old values are stripped away and new Marine Corps values are forged. Bestselling author Thomas E. Ricks follows these men from their hometowns, through boot camp, and into their first year as Marines. As three fierce drill instructors fight a battle for the hearts and minds of this unforgettable group of young men, a larger picture emerges, brilliantly painted, of the growing gulf that divides the military from the rest of America. Included in this edition is an all-new afterword from the author that examines the war in Iraq through the lens of the Marines from Platoon 3086, giving readers an on-the-ground view of the conflict from those who know it best.

Underdogs Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Aaron B. O'Connell
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674067448

Underdogs Book Description :

The Marine Corps has always considered itself a branch apart. Since 1775 America’s smallest armed service has been suspicious of outsiders and deeply loyal to its traditions. Undying faith in its exceptionalism made the Marines one of the sharpest, swiftest tools of American military power, but developing this brand did not come without costs.

The Making of a Marine Book

The Making of a Marine

  • Author : United States. Marine Corps
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1957
  • Genre: Marines
  • Pages : 23
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D03395308B

The Making of a Marine Book Description :

Preparing for Victory Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Preparing for Victory

  • Author : David Ulbrich
  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Release Date : 2013-07-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612514109

Preparing for Victory Book Description :

This is the first book to examine Thomas Holcomb s crucial role as commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Great Depression and World War II. It blends biographical, institutional, and operational history with leadership studies, organizational theory, and social and cultural history to explain how and why Holcomb succeeded in expanding the Marine Corps from 18,000 officers and men in 1936 to 385,000 by 1943. David Ulbrich contends that Holcomb s abilities and achievements match those of Chester W. Nimitz and George C. Marshall. Despite Holcomb s success, however, he has been given short shrift in histories of the Marine Corps. To correct the oversight, this biography draws on a wide range of sources to tell the story of the Marine commandant who molded the Corps into a modern force-in-readiness that would not only led the way to victory in the pacific, but also would eventually help fight the Cold War and the war on terror. A Leatherneck Original, published with the Marine Corps Association. Foreword by Lt. Col. Charles P. Neimeyer, USMC (Ret.), Director and Chief of Marine Corps History. A Leatherneck Original, published with the Marine Corps Association.

This Recruit Book

This Recruit

  • Author : Kieran Michael Lalor
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2010-11-11
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781450264563

This Recruit Book Description :

Just before the dawn of the Global War on Terror, Kieran Michael Lalor left his career as a high school social studies teacher, endeavoring to fulfill his lifelong dream. Lalor followed his father and brother’s footsteps into the United States Marine Corps. This Recruit presents Lalor’s nightly journal entries, beginning with the uneasy trip to the recruiter’s office and the eerily quiet midnight bus ride to Parris Island. Lalor describes the wicked combination of fatigue, nerves, disorientation, misery, loneliness, and homesickness that conspire to keep him from his goal—along with the hours of close order drill, push-ups, hand-to-hand combat training, the pit, and the unrelenting mind games. Witness the nasty recruit-on-recruit infighting that results when young men struggle to survive while being pushed past their limits physically, mentally, and emotionally. Gaze at the target from the five hundred yard line on Qualification Day, when failure means at least an extra two weeks on the island and the added humiliation of failing the quintessential test of a Marine. Experience the rappel tower, night firing, the infiltration courses, and long, back-crushing humps. Struggle with Lalor and his platoon as they try to overcome the Crucible, the final obstacle before claiming the title of United States Marine.

First to Fight Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

First to Fight

  • Author : Victor H. Krulak
  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612511610

First to Fight Book Description :

"Required Reading" Marine Corps Professional Reading Program Bluejacket Paperback Book Series In this riveting insider's chronicle, legendary Marine General "Brute" Krulak submits an unprecedented examination of U.S. Marines--their fights on the battlefield and off, their extraordinary esprit de corps. Deftly blending history with autobiography, action with analysis, and separating fact from fable, General Krulak touches the very essence of the Corps: what it means to be a Marine and the reason behind its consistently outstanding performance and reputation. Krulak also addresses the most basic but challenging question of all about the Corps: how does it manage to survive--even to flourish--despite overwhelming political odds and, as the general writes, "an extraordinary propensity for shooting itself in the foot?" To answer this question Krulak examines the foundation on which the Corps is built, a system of intense loyalty to God, to country, and to other Marines. He also takes a close look at Marines in war, offering challenging accounts of their experiences in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. In addition, he describes the Corps's relationship to other services, especially during the unification battles following World War II, and offers new insights into the decision-making process in times of crisis. First published in hardcover in 1984, this book has remained popular ever since with Marines of every rank.

Corps Business Book

Corps Business

  • Author : David H. Freedman
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061857454

Corps Business Book Description :

Fast. Motivated. Hard-hitting. That's what every business wants to be. And that's why the U.S. Marines excel in every mission American throws at them, no matter how tough the odds. In Corps Business, journalist David H. Freeman identifies the Marine's simple but devastatingly effective principles for managing people and resources -- and ultimately winning. Freedman discusses such techniques as "the rule of three," "managing by end state," and the "70% solution," to show how they can be applied to business solutions.

Welcome to Hell Book

Welcome to Hell

  • Author : Patrick Turley
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Basic training (Military education)
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 1933909226

Welcome to Hell Book Description :

War Is a Racket Book

War Is a Racket

  • Author : Smedley D. Butler
  • Publisher : Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date :
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 23
  • ISBN 10 :

War Is a Racket Book Description :

War Is a Racket is a famous anti-war book written by retired Major General Smedley Buter. In the book, Butler discusses how businesses profit from conflict.

An Equal Burden Book

An Equal Burden

  • Author : Jessica Meyer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192557414

An Equal Burden Book Description :

An Equal Burden is the first scholarly study of the Army Medical Services in the First World War to focus on the roles and experiences of the men of the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). Though they were not professional medical caregivers, they were called upon to provide urgent medical care and, as non-combatants, were forbidden from carrying weapons. Their role in the war effort was quite unique and warranting of further study. Structured both chronologically and thematically, An Equal Burden examines the work that RAMC rankers undertook and its importance to the running of the chain of medical evacuation. It additionally explores the gendered status of these men within the medical, military, and cultural hierarchies of a society engaged in total war. Through close readings of official documents, personal papers, and cultural representations, Meyer argues that the ranks of the RAMC formed a space in which non-commissioned servicemen, through their many roles, defined and redefined medical caregiving as men's work in wartime.

Miracle at Belleau Wood Book

Miracle at Belleau Wood

  • Author : Alan Axelrod
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2018-05-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493032907

Miracle at Belleau Wood Book Description :

Now in paperback! Military Book Club® Main Selection History Book Club® Featured Alternate * The battle that transformed a group of common soldiers into the modern-day Marine Corps Miracle at Belleau Wood begins in June 1918 at Les Mare Farm in France with just 200 U.S. marines, who spilled their blood to prevail against impossible odds, resisting an overwhelming German force of thousands and turned the battle back against the enemy, saved Paris, saved France, and saved the Allied hope of victory. Called “the Gettysburg of the Great War” by many at the time, it rescued America and its allies from almost certain defeat. This book tells the riveting story of the modern marines as America's fiercest and most effective warriors, the world's preeminent fighting elite. Miracle at Belleau Wood is the story of an epoch-making battle--a battle that elevated the Corps to legendary status and forever burned them into the American imagination. Praise for Miracle at Belleau Wood “Axelrod brings us back vividly to the shocking casualties of ‘the war to end all wars.'” —Bing West, author of No True Glory, former Assistant Secretary of Defense “Alan Axelrod has perfectly captured the embodiment of U.S. Marines and their unparalleled Esprit de Corps. . . . A must read!” —Jay Kopelman, author of the best-selling From Baghdad with Love “Axelrod is one of America's great military historians. He's done it this time with riveting non-stop action that reads like the best of Hemingway's frontline reports plus the Marine Corps novels of W.E.B. Griffin. Axelrod pushes you right into the action, onto the battlefield, and never lets up.” —Paul B. Farrell, JD, PhD, syndicated columnist for Dow Jones's MarketWatch, former Staff Sergeant in the US Marine Corps Praise for Patton: A Biography “Like Patton at his best: polished, precise, and persuasive.” —Kirkus Reviews

Making a Marine Book

Making a Marine

  • Author : David Lynn
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-10-29
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 105
  • ISBN 10 : 1973180251

Making a Marine Book Description :

Marine Corps boot camp is one of the most challenging training schools in the world. The challenges that a recruit faces lead to life changing experiences that mold the character of individuals into teams. Making a Marine shares the experiences of one recruit and the lessons that he learned during this pivotal thirteen week training period. While not everyone can carry the title of Marine, everyone can benefit from the lessons taught at boot camp.

Wearing the Green Beret Book

Wearing the Green Beret

  • Author : Jake Olafsen
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart Limited
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771068577

Wearing the Green Beret Book Description :

With the authenticity of Jarhead and Bravo Two Zero and the straight-up narrative of Contact Charlie, this military memoir describes what really goes on in the training of an elite soldier and his tours in Afghanistan. In 2004, Jake Olafsen signed up for the Royal Marines Commandos. He left everything behind at home in Canada on the basis of a spur-of-the-moment decision. The Royal Marines have the toughest and longest basic training of any infantry unit in the world. For Olafson, this meant eight months of wet and cold in England and Wales. It was hell, but he came out with the four Commando qualities that the corps look for: courage, determination, unselfishness, cheerfulness in the face of adversity. Olafsen went on to serve for four years as a Commando in the Royal Marines, an elite military unit based in the United Kingdom. He went to Afghanistan twice: in 2006, he went to confront the Taliban in Helmand Province for six months, and in 2007, he was sent to do it all over again. His story is filled with good experiences, like the sense of accomplishment, patriotism, and camaraderie, and the opportunity to travel the world. But all good things come at a price. The sacrifices he made for the Corps are significant; he has killed the enemy and he has buried his friends. And in telling his story, Olafsen hopes that he can make sense of it all. This is an honest, gutsy story about the mud and the blood, the triumphs and the tragedies. From the Hardcover edition.

Keeping Faith Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Keeping Faith

  • Author : John Schaeffer
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release Date : 2003-12-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 0786713089

Keeping Faith Book Description :

In 1998, Frank Schaeffer was a bohemian novelist living in "Volvo driving, higher-education worshipping" Massachusetts with two children graduated from top universities. Then his youngest child, straight out of high school, joined the United States Marine Corps. Written in alternating voices by eighteen-year-old John and his father, Frank, Keeping Faith takes readers in riveting fashion through a family's experience of the Marine Corps: from being broken down and built back up on Parris Island (and being the parent of a child undergoing that experience), to the growth of both father and son and their separate reevaluations of what it means to serve. From Frank's realization that among his fellow soccer dads "the very words ‘boot camp' were pejorative, conjuring up ‘troubled youths at risk'" ("'But aren't they all terribly southern?' asked one parent") to John's learning that "the Marine next to you is more important than you are," Keeping Faith — a New York Times bestseller — is a fascinating and personal examination of issues of class, duty, and patriotism. The fact that John is currently serving in the Middle East only adds to the impact of this wonderfully written, timely, and moving human interest story.

The Moving Body  Le Corps Po  tique  Book

The Moving Body Le Corps Po tique

  • Author : Jacques Lecoq
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-07-09
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781474244787

The Moving Body Le Corps Po tique Book Description :

'In life, I want students to be alive and on stage I want them to be artists' Jacques Lecoq Jacques Lecoq was one of the most inspirational theatre teachers of our age. In The Moving Body, he shares with us first-hand his unique philosophy of performance, improvisation, masks, movement and gesture, which together form one of the greatest influences on contemporary theatre. Neutral mask, character mask and counter masks, bouffons, acrobatics, commedia, clowns and complicity: all the famous Lecoq techniques are covered in this book - techniques that have made their way into the work of former collaborators and students including Dario Fo, Ariane Mnouchkine, Yasmina Reza and Theatre de Complicite. The book contains a foreword by Simon McBurney, a critical introduction by Mark Evans and an afterword by Fay Lecoq, Director of the International Theatre School in Paris.

Peace Corps Volunteers and the Making of Korean Studies in the United States Book

Peace Corps Volunteers and the Making of Korean Studies in the United States

  • Author : Michael Robinson
  • Publisher : Center for Korea Studies Publications
  • Release Date : 2020-07
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 0295748125

Peace Corps Volunteers and the Making of Korean Studies in the United States Book Description :

From 1966 through 1981 the Peace Corps sent more than two thousand volunteers to South Korea, to teach English and provide healthcare. A small yet significant number of them returned to the United States and entered academia, forming the core of a second wave of Korean studies scholars. How did their experiences in an impoverished nation still recovering from war influence their intellectual orientation and choice of study--and Korean studies itself? In this volume, former volunteers who became scholars of the anthropology, history, and literature of Korea reflect on their experiences during the period of military dictatorship, on gender issues, and on how random assignments led to lifelong passion for the country. Two scholars who were not volunteers assess how Peace Corps service affected the development of Korean studies in the United States. Kathleen Stephens, the former US ambassador to the Republic of Korea and herself a former volunteer, contributes an afterword.

Improving the Decision Making Abilities of Small Unit Leaders Book

Improving the Decision Making Abilities of Small Unit Leaders

  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2012-07-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309216081

Improving the Decision Making Abilities of Small Unit Leaders Book Description :

For the past decade, the U.S. Marine Corps and its sister services have been engaged in what has been termed "hybrid warfare," which ranges from active combat to civilian support. Hybrid warfare typically occurs in environments where all modes of war are employed, such as conventional weapons, irregular tactics, terrorism, disruptive technologies, and criminality to destabilize an existing order. In August 2010, the National Research Council established the Committee on Improving the Decision Making Abilities of Small Unit Leaders to produce Improving the Decision Making Abilities of Small Unit Leaders. This report examines the operational environment, existing abilities, and gap to include data, technology, skill sets, training, and measures of effectiveness for small unit leaders in conducting enhanced company operations (ECOs) in hybrid engagement, complex environments. Improving the Decision Making Abilities of Small Unit Leaders also determines how to understand the decision making calculus and indicators of adversaries. Improving the Decision Making Abilities of Small Unit Leaders recommends operational and technical approaches for improving the decision making abilities of small unit leaders, including any acquisition and experimentation efforts that can be undertaken by the Marine Corps and/or by other stakeholders aimed specifically at improving the decision making of small unit leaders. This report recommends ways to ease the burden on small unit leaders and to better prepare the small unit leader for success. Improving the Decision Making Abilities of Small Unit Leaders also indentifies a responsible organization to ensure that training and education programs are properly developed, staffed, operated, evaluated, and expanded.

Court martial at Parris Island Book

Court martial at Parris Island

  • Author : John C. Stevens
  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 1570037035

Court martial at Parris Island Book Description :

The definitive account of a tragic episode in U.S. Marine Corps history and its aftermath

The Greatest of All Leathernecks Book

The Greatest of All Leathernecks

  • Author : Joseph Arthur Simon
  • Publisher : LSU Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807172452

The Greatest of All Leathernecks Book Description :

Joseph Arthur Simon’s The Greatest of All Leathernecks is the first comprehensive biography of John Archer Lejeune (1867–1942), a Louisiana native and the most innovative and influential leader of the United States Marine Corps in the twentieth century. As commandant of the Marine Corps from 1920 to 1929, Lejeune reorganized, revitalized, and modernized the force by developing its new and permanent mission of amphibious assault. Before that transformation, the corps was a constabulary infantry force used mainly to protect American business interests in the Caribbean, a mission that did not place it as a significant contributor to the United States defense establishment. The son of a plantation owner from Pointe Coupee Parish, Lejeune enrolled at Louisiana State University in 1881, aged fourteen. Three years later, he entered the U.S. Naval Academy, afterward serving for two years at sea as a midshipman. In 1890, he transferred to the Marines, where he ascended quickly in rank. During the Spanish-American War, Lejeune commanded and landed Marines at San Juan, Puerto Rico, to rescue American sympathizers who had been attacked by Spanish troops. A few years later, he arrived with a battalion of Marines at the Isthmus of Panama—part of Colombia at the time—securing it for Panama and making possible the construction of the Panama Canal by the United States. He went on to lead Marine expeditions to Cuba and Veracruz, Mexico. During World War I, Lejeune was promoted to major general and given command of an entire U.S. Army division. After the war, Lejeune became commandant of the Marine Corps, a role he used to develop its new mission of amphibious assault, transforming the corps from an ancillary component of the U.S. military into a vibrant and essential branch. He also created the Marine Corps Reserve, oversaw the corps’s initial use of aviation, and founded the Marine Corps Schools, the intellectual planning center of the corps that currently exists as the Ma