American Spartans by James A. Warren
The U.S. Marines: A Combat History from Iwo Jima to Iraq

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From the islands of the Pacific to Korea to the Middle East, James A. Warren's riveting and authoritative battle history of the Marines reveals how "the few and the proud" have drawn on their timeless precepts across six decades while reinventing themselves in the face of political change to forever remain America's finest warriors.

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James A. Warren was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He attended the Moses Brown School and graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. For many years, he worked as an editor of adult and young adult nonfiction books at Facts on File. He is widely respected for his expertise in modern warefare and is a contributor to Military History Quarterly. His young adult book Portrait of a Tragedy: American and the Vietnam War was named an ALA Booklist Editors' Choice for 1990 and a Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. Mr. Warren is currently Executive Editor for Columbia University Press. He lives in New York City.
Published November 15, 2005 by Free Press. 384 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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Or, as one of Warren’s interviewees remarks in a fine definition of esprit de corps, “If you kill Marines, one thing is for sure: there will be other Marines coming along soon, and they will keep coming until they find you.” After touring the ego-destroying machine that is basic training, Warren ...

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