Marine: A Guided Tour of a Marine Expeditionary Unit

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Penguin, 1996 - History - 336 pages
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They are the very best America has to offer - the few and the proud. The Marine Corps has served our nation with distinction, and achieved an almost mythical status among America's defenders. Now, Tom Clancy tells us the real story of the men and women who serve in this most halloweed branch of the Armed Forces. With the same compelling style and eye for detail that marked his bestselling nonfiction works 'Submarine, Armored Cav, and Fighter Wing, Clancy paints the fascinanting picture of the Corps as only he could. Includes the tools of the Marine Expeditionary Unit, including AAV-7 amphibious personnel carrier, the mighty Wasp-class assault carrier, and Harrier II atack jet. Exclusive photographs, illustrations, and diagrams. Plus - an interview with the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Charles 'Chuck' Krulak.
 

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This book is more propoganda than anything else. That does not mean it is not intersting or convey a lot of valuable information. It has a very positive on the Marine Corps. Every thing in this book ... Read full review

MARINE: A Guided Tour of a Marine Expeditionary Unit

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A vivid briefing on an elite American assault force whose esprit and diverse capabilities remain invaluable in a high-tech era of push-button warfare. As he did in earlier nonfiction works (Fighter ... Read full review

Contents

Ethos
1
An Interview with General Charles Krulak
21
Making Marines
44
Small Arms
62
Tools of the Trade
89
The Gator Navy
149
A Guide Tour of the 26 MEU SOC
208
26 MEU SOC Training and Operations
240
The MEU SOC in the Real World
276
A Corps for Five Hundred Years
327
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A little more than thirty years ago Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore's Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it "the perfect yarn." From that day forward, Clancy established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He passed away in October 2013.

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