Underdogs by Aaron B. O'Connell
The Making of the Modern Marine Corps

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Its growth in the face of opposition from the other services and civilian officials...can seem puzzling. Mr. O'Connell tries to explain the success of the Marines...
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The Marine Corps has always considered itself a branch apart. Since 1775 America’s smallest armed service has been suspicious of outsiders and deeply loyal to its traditions. Undying faith in its exceptionalism made the Marines one of the sharpest, swiftest tools of American military power, but developing this brand did not come without costs.
 

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Aaron B. O'Connell is Assistant Professor of History at the United States Naval Academy and a lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve.
 
Published October 29, 2012 by Harvard University Press. 398 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, War. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Max Boot on Dec 18 2012

Its growth in the face of opposition from the other services and civilian officials...can seem puzzling. Mr. O'Connell tries to explain the success of the Marines...

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