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by Edwin Howard Simmons

Download The United States Marines: A History eBook
ISBN:
1591147905
Author:
Edwin Howard Simmons
Category:
Humanities
Language:
English
Publisher:
Naval Inst Pr; 4 edition (March 1, 2003)
Pages:
400 pages
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1714 kb
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1821 kb
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1430 kb
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Rating:
4.8
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Edwin Howard Simmons (August 25, 1921 – May 5, 2007) was a United States Marine Corps brigadier general

Edwin Howard Simmons (August 25, 1921 – May 5, 2007) was a United States Marine Corps brigadier general. He was a career officer who served in combat during three wars - including landing at Inchon and fighting at the Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War. He was renowned as the official Marine Corps historian, being called "the collective memory of the Marine Corps". His 1974 book The United States Marines: A History is a seminal reference text.

Edwin Howard Simmons, USMC (Re. served in the Marine Corps for thirty-six years, from 1942 to 1978, and . served in the Marine Corps for thirty-six years, from 1942 to 1978, and is a decorated veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He also served the Corps for seventeen years as a civilian, including many years as Director of Marine Corps History and Museums. He is the author of the Korean War novel Dog Company Six, The United States Marines: A History, and Frozen Choisin: . Marines at the Changjin Reservoir, among other publications.

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X, 366 pages : 24 cm. "Since its somewhat confused beginnings in November 1775 when the Second Continental Congress almost absentmindedly authorized two battalions of American marines. "Since its somewhat confused beginnings in November 1775 when the Second Continental Congress almost absentmindedly authorized two battalions of American marines, the . Marine Corps has participated in all the nation's wars from the American Revolution through Desert Storm.

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Edwin H. Simmons and Col. Joseph H. Alexander recount events and colorful personalities in telling detail, capturing the spirit that earned the 4th Marine Brigade three awards of the French Croix de Guerre and launched the first pioneering detachments of "Flying Leathernecks.

Edwin H. Here, hand-to-hand combat seen through the lenses of a gas mask is accompanied by thought-provoking assessments of the war's impact on the Marine Corps. Simmons's popular history of the . It reflects the latest scholarship on events reaching back to the Corps's beginnings in November 1775, when the Second Continental Congress authorized two battalions of American Marines, to 2001. With a foreword by Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Jones, the book provides a lively chronicle of the Corps's participation in all the nation's wars, from the American Revolution to Desert Storm.

Written by the former director of Marine Corps History and Museums, this largely celebratory history offers details of the Marines military adventures around the world from the founding of the country to the year 2000. With little political reflection, the narrative discusses battles and campaigns while painting a portrait of the Marines' military leadership. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • lifestyle
I was very pleased.
  • Mall
I used this book for a report I wrote on the Marine Corps and it truly gives a detailed account of the Marine Corps and provides an interesting way of giving you the information. Everything is clearly written and the book is also broken into subtopics, which is very useful.
  • GoodLike
Well written and thorough explaination the significant developments and battle that made the U.S.M.C the elite fighting unit it is today.
  • Vozuru
I knew Charles Waterhouse. I met him when I was a student of the famous illustrator, Steven R (aka Joe ) Kidd.
A couple of years ago he sent me a autographed copy of his book, and a wonderful letter. I have read this book
over and over again. I told Charlie this was three books in one. a history book, a biography. an a art book. Many
great paintings that tell a story. He was a great artist, a great person, and an American hero. Wounded in World
War II. Charlie died this past November 13. He will be missed.
  • Hugifyn
This is the 3rd edition of General Simmons' classic account of the United States Marine Corps. It is very readable and traces the complete history of the Corps. This edition brings his general history up-to-date and covers the Persian Gulf War and other recent conflicts. I highly recommended it.
  • Anen
Gen Simmons has written a good, but very superficial history of the Marine Corps. If you know nothing of the service's history, this provides a good overview. But if you are interested in anything but a generic overview, based solely on secondary sources, and lacking any critical analysis, than move on to something else.
  • Ttyr
Not a good historical book at all. It jumps from fact to fact without detail. Boring boring boring. Better to read bios or books on specific events.