Marine: A Guided Tour of a Marine Expeditionary Unit

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Penguin, Nov 1, 1996 - History - 352 pages
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An in-depth look at the United States Marine Corps-in the New York Times bestselling tradition of Submarine, Armored Cav, and Fighter Wing

Only the best of the best can be Marines. And only Tom Clancy can tell their story--the
fascinating real-life facts more compelling than any fiction. Clancy presents a unique
insider's look at the most hallowed branch of the Armed Forces, and the men and women
who serve on America's front lines.

Marine includes:
  • An interview with the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Charles "Chuck" Krulak
  • The tools and technology of the Marine Expeditionary Unit
  • The role of the Marines in the present and future world
  • An in-depth look at recruitment and training
  • Exclusive photographs, illustrations, and diagrams
 

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User Review  - ASBiskey - LibraryThing

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

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

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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