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ISBN:
0786244402
Author:
James Brady
Category:
Genre Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Thorndike Pr; Large Print edition (October 1, 2002)
Pages:
610 pages
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1743 kb
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1487 kb
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Rating:
4.6
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Late November of 1941  . Of how a detachment of American Marines marooned in North China as war erupts, set out on an epic march through hostile territory in an attempt to fight their way out of China and, somehow, rejoin their Corps for the war against Japan. James Brady dazzles us once again with a stunning and unflinching look at America at war. Warning of War is a moving tribute to sheer courage, determination, and Marine Corps discipline, and is a wonderful celebration of America in one of its darkest but finest hours.

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James Brady story of the Chines Marines in the months leading up to Pearl Harbor. Over 800 marines were evacuated from Shanghai just before the outbreak of hostilities by some 200 Marines who were spread throughout China were left on their own to make their escapes. This little known part of WWII history (as is the Panay incident) is a fascinating story in the hands of Brady. It was particularly interesting to me as I knew one of the Marines who was on the boat from Shanghai and it was a glimpse into their lives while they were there

A Marine veteran of the Korean conflict, Brady (The Marines of Autumn) has stormed publishing high ground to become, arguably, our foremost novelist currently writing on the subject of Marines at war. Here, the distinguished columnist and author brings under close scrutiny the sorry disarray of the . military during the two months (beginning November 27, 1941, and ending Jan.

Of how a detachment of American Marines marooned in North China as war erupts, set out on an epic march through hostile territory in an attempt to fight their way out of China and, somehow, rejoin their Corps for the war against Japan.

James brady and the marines of autumn. There are war novels and then there are great war novels-and James Brady’s engrossing tome, The Marines of Autumn, instantly falls into the latter category. The Marines of Autumn is a you-are-there epic story that portrays the horror and the heroism of the Corps finest, yet most critical hour. A truly gripping tale of a war that America has sadly forgotten. David Hackworth, author of Hazardous Duty. Both novel and memoir {The Coldest War} are graphic reminders of what has been called the Forgotten War. But not by Brady. Brady tells it like it was and tells it extremely well.

Warning of War: A Novel of the North China Marines, St. Martin's Griffin (2002). The Marine: A Novel of War from Guadalcanal to Korea, St. Martin's Griffin (2003). Perry, Tony (28 January 2009). James Brady dies at 80; Parade magazine columnist, prolific author".

James Brady has once again crafted a fine story and created some memorable characters based around little known historical events. Like his reluctant hero, Tom Verity, in the Marines of Autumn, Brady has conjured up another believable character in Billy Port. com User, March 22, 2002

  • allegro
And like many historic novels real people are introduced along the way. But again it is a novel which tells a very entertaining story. As a Marine who served 25 years on active duty as both an NCO and Officer, I was reminded of many of the weapons we used to have during my time such as the BAR and most entertaining was the way the Marines in the novel interacted. My skills out of recruit training and when I joined 2/8 in 1952 were honed through the knowledge and encouragement of NCO's who had served in WW II and Korea before I got to serve there with the First Marine Division. They were tough, colorful and demanding. I really admired the main character in the book, Captain Billy Port who knew how to get things done and the proper way to do so which is to let your NCO's take care of the order giving and detai8ls. Just set the direction and expectation and be a role model, lead from the front and success usually follows.

This is another very good James Brady novel. I have already read a couple others and just ordered another 'The Marine: A Novel of War from Guadalcanal to Korea' .
  • Coiron
James Brady story of the Chines Marines in the months leading up to Pearl Harbor. Over 800 marines were evacuated from Shanghai just before the outbreak of hostilities by some 200 Marines who were spread throughout China were left on their own to make their escapes. This little known part of WWII history (as is the Panay incident) is a fascinating story in the hands of Brady. It was particularly interesting to me as I knew one of the Marines who was on the boat from Shanghai and it was a glimpse into their lives while they were there. I strongly urge you to read a book which is close to an American adventure.
  • Haralem
Prompt service and in beautiful condition. I read this book years ago, but bought it now for reference and to show and recommend to others. I consider it a model of "unforeseen consequences" of the beginning of World War II. The events it was based on seem to represent the start of a tragic piece to which the murder of John Birch five years later forms a coda.
  • MrCat
I found this book to be very entertaining. The adventures described in this book are very compelling. I am sure that many of the incidents that are described are true and or based on some actual events that may have taken place at some point and time during the war. But it is not a historically accurate book, it is a novel, and a story of adventure.
  • Mataxe
I think I have read all of his books on Korea, and a"WARNING OF WAR" I believe is his best in terms of the major conflicts that were going on at the time in China. Mao Tse' Tung was at war with Chiang Kai- shek,and Japan was at war with both of them and the U.S. MARINES. The characters were very interesting and well drawn. At the time Shanghi was considered the Paris of the East, one of the great cities of times gone by. Jim Brady was a wonderful writer, a Marine till the end, and a great friend. Ray Lindie, First Cavalry Korea 62/63
  • Pedora
Great Just Great. My favorite Brady novel of the several I have read
  • Zyangup
Found this book exciting and full of combat moments. Please tell me though where you pulled a 50 cal machine gun from a Jap Zero? The Zero at the beginning of hostilities was armed with 2- 7.7 mm (.303 inch ) machine guns, and 2-20 mm cannons.
While I am sure that the United States had military personnel many places in the world on the eve of World War II certainly those in Shanghai would appear to be trapped when the United States was attacked and declared war on the Japanese Empire. The story of Captain Port and his trek to Siberia with the adventures on the way would make a really excellent motion picture both because of the story content but because it is timely. Vietnam, the Gulf War, Kosovo, 9/11 and Afghainistan are too much with us and are difficult to digest but this story can be digested with perspective and like Casablanca would be like any great book one has read impatiently waited for to see on the screen