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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (59 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Brady Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 ISBN: 9781400175239
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As the war in Iraq continues, the idea of being a soldier in wartime is of interest to many Americans. Why Marines Fight by James Brady is a ruthlessly candid book told in the words of U.S. Marines themselves, who answer provocative questions about what drives them to fight and why so competently and ferociously. For more than two centuries, U.S. Marines have been among the world's fiercest and most admired of warriors. This pounding look into the U.S. Marines is magnificent in scope and is written by an author whom some marines consider to be the unofficial poet laureate of their corps. Brady interviews combat marines from wars ranging from World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan, and records their responses in their own unique and powerful voices. These he crafts into an authentically American story of a country at war as seen throught he eyes of its warriors. Americans who experience Brady's chronicle of this part of a soldier's life and its lasting effect may find it impossible to forget. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Vivid.... Unusually personal and revealing. Publishers Weekly
  • “For anyone who wants to know how the US Marine team works in war and peace, this book is indispensable.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “[An] engaging collection of reminiscences.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “These inspirational tales cover as many Marine experiences as Brady can pack in.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rick Hamlet | 5/26/2013

    " Intriguing series of individual stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 5/31/2009

    " The title explains it. Brady, who was a decorated Marine combat veteran, tells it like it is. Brady knows why the United States Marine Corps has the reputation as a first-rate fighting unit and you will, too, after reading this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 chris | 8/21/2008

    " Pretty good individual stories but I already knew the answer to the question.... "

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About the Author
Author James Brady

James Brady (1928–2009) commanded a Marine rifle platoon during the Korean War and was awarded a Bronze Star for valor. For more than two decades, he wrote the In Step With column for Parade. He also wrote a column for Forbes.com. He authored eighteen books, among them several on the Marines, including the nonfiction Why Marines Fight and the New York Times bestselling novel The Marines of Autumn.

About the Narrator

Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has played several thousand characters during his career, over one hundred of them in theater and film. He is primarily heard as an audiobook narrator, having recorded well over five hundred full-length books. His numerous awards and accolades include an Audie Award for Tears in the Darkness by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman and six AudioFile Earphones Awards. He was named a Top Ten Golden Voice by SmartMoney magazine. He holds an MFA in theater from the University of Southern California.