Warning of War: A Novel of the North China Marines

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Thorndike Press, 2002 - Fiction - 671 pages
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A detachment of Amerian Marines marooned in North China as war erupts in November 1941 set out on an epic march through hostile territory in an attempt to fight their way out of China and, somehow, rejoin their corps for the war against Japan.

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Brady returns to his beloved Corps (the memoir The Coldest War, 1990) to write his second Marine Corps novel (The Marines of Autumn, 2000).Here, Brady retells the traditional story of "Billy Port's ... Read full review

Warning of war: a novel of the North China Marines

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In November 1941, U.S. marines were stationed in North China and fighting the Japanese well before the attack on Pearl Harbor. This novel tells the story of the days just before and shortly after the ... Read full review

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Journalist and author James Brady was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 15, 1928. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1950. During the Korean War, he served in the Marine Corps and was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat V for a firefight against the Chinese army on May 31, 1952 in November 2001. He held numerous jobs in journalism including the publisher of Women's Wear Daily from 1964 to 1971 and writer of the celebrity profile column In Step With for Parade magazine for almost 25 years. He also wrote numerous fiction and nonfiction works including The Coldest War (1990), Further Lane (1997), The Marines of Autumn (2000), The Scariest Place in the World: A Marine Returns to North Korea (2005), and Why Marines Fight (2007). He died on January 26, 2009 at the age of 80.

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