UNDERDOGS: The Making of the Modern Marine Corps

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

How the Marine Corps became the country's preferred globe-spanning intervention force during the early years of the Cold War.Unlike the other branches of the armed forces, writes O'Connell (History/U.S. Naval Academy), the Marines did not rush into nuclear technology after World War II. Instead, he argues, the Corps built on its combat record, especially in the Pacific island-hopping campaign, to ... Read full review

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