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Few and the Proud Marine Corps Drill Instructors in Their Own Words

ISBN-10: 0393329925
ISBN-13: 9780393329926
Edition: N/A
Authors: Larry Smith
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Description: TheNew York Timesbestseller: From the sands of Iwo Jima to the deserts of Iraq, the riveting, real-life stories of training young marines. Beginning with interviews with the last surviving drill instructors of World War II, this powerful oral  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

TheNew York Timesbestseller: From the sands of Iwo Jima to the deserts of Iraq, the riveting, real-life stories of training young marines. Beginning with interviews with the last surviving drill instructors of World War II, this powerful oral history offers the voices of veterans from every major war of the last sixty years, concluding with accounts of what it takes to train marines for Iraq today.The Few and the Proudcontains revelatory details about the vicious training techniques used to prepare marines for the great battles against Japan in the Pacific; the Ribbon Creek training disaster of the 1950s; and legendary stories by the likes of Iwo Jima veteran "Iron" Mike Mervosh and R. Lee Ermey, the infamous drill instructor fromFull Metal Jacket. With death-defying accounts relayed from the MCRD in San Diego and the legendary Parris Island,The Few and the Proudis both a personal history of the 230-year-old U.S. Marine Corps and a repository of heroism, leadership, and determination in the toughest division of the United States military. 30 photographs.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Old Breed: World War II, Korea, and Vietnam
Chuck Taliano
Recruit Training
Iron Mike Mervosh
Camp Pendleton
Bill Paxton
The Known Marine
Recruit Training
Ed Walls
Camp Lejeune
Dave Robles
Recruit Training
Robert Mastrion
Eddie Adams
Ribbon Creek: Sea Change in the Corps
Matthew C. McKeon
Morton Janklow
James Wheeler
Gene Alvarez
The Yellow Footprints
Marines and the Movies: Image Matters Greatly
R. Lee Ermey
Mike Malachowsky
The Crucible
Montford Point: How Blacks Made It into the Marines
Gene Doughty
Herman Rhett
Ellis Cunningham
David Dinkins
Women Marines: The Fight for Equality
Denise Kreuser
Doris Kleberger
Mary Sue League
Jeanne Botwright
Christine Henning
Counting Cadence
Women Counting Cadence
The New Breed: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same
Rodolfo Rodriguez
Clint Kreuser
Josh Wylie
Rob Bush
Will Post
Keith Burkepile
Men Counting Cadence
The Known Marine

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