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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (41 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James A. Warren Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538463420
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James A. Warren’s battle-driven history shows how this elite culture has produced the best warriors in the country, through six decades, several open wars, and many smaller interventions. From their heroic performance in the Pacific War against Japanese troops on godforsaken islands, to their “tip-of-the-lance” leadership in key operations in the two Gulf Wars, the Marines have proven again and again that elite men with elite training are worth entire armies.

This is the first modern history of the Marines in a generation and the first to show how battlefield performance has driven the Marines, from the Cold War to the War on Terror.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A welcome, readable, and concise history of the corps’ past sixty years.”

    Washington Post

  • “A vivid and compelling account that pays tribute not only to the valor of Marines in wartime but to the grit, adaptability, and shrewdness of the Marine Corps between wars.”

    Andrew Bacevich, author of The New American Militarism

  • “[Dick Hill] makes listening a pleasure.”

    Audiofile

  • “Warren makes a very useful contribution to the lively ongoing debate on the role, creation, training, and use of elite troops, which is what the Marines certainly are.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven marin | 3/23/2013

    " good history of marine operations from Iwo in 45 up to the initial ops in the Iraq conflict. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Duane Schmidt | 6/14/2012

    " Too broad, good overview I suppose "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 11/16/2011

    " It was a very informative book. It showcased the good with the not so good things about the Marine Corps. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Duane | 12/22/2008

    " Too broad, good overview I suppose "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 7/10/2008

    " It was a very informative book. It showcased the good with the not so good things about the Marine Corps. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 4/24/2008

    " good history of marine operations from Iwo in 45 up to the initial ops in the Iraq conflict. "

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About the Author

James A. Warren is an executive editor at Columbia University Press, where he publishes books on military history, among other subjects.

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.