Details

Click to enlarge

Why Marines Fight

Author: Brady, James

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Format:Softcover

List Price:$14.95
Our Price:$5.99 (60% OFF) USD
Qty Avail:18

Add to Cart View Cart

Overview:

Why Marines Fight : United States Marines, for more than two centuries, have been among the world's fiercest and most admired of warriors. They have fought from the Revolutionary War to Afghanistan and Iraq, in famous battles that have become the bone and sinew of American lore. But why do Marines fight? Why do they fight so well? James Brady, to some an unofficial “poet laureate” of the Corps, interviews combat Marine veterans from World War II to Afghanistan, and their replies are in their own individual voices, unique and powerful. What results is an authentically American story of a country at war, as seen through the eyes of its warriors; a story of the motivations and emotions behind this compelling title question. Included are accounts from Senator James Webb and his Corporal son, Jim; New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly; Yankee second baseman (and Marine fighter pilot) Jerry Coleman, and of teachers, fireman, authors, cops, Harvard football players, and just plain grunts. Why Marines Fight is a ruthlessly candid book about professional killers not ashamed to recall their doubts as well as exult in their savagely triumphant battle cries. A book of weight and heft that Marines, and Americans everywhere, will want to read, and may find impossible to forget.


Category   Subject
Biography & Autobiography   Military
History & Geography   Military

ISBN 13:9780312384845
ISBN 10:031238484X
Format:Softcover
Language:English
Pages:302
Size:9.10" l x 6.10" w x 1.10" h
Ages:
Grade Lvl: