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The Resource Underdogs : the making of the modern Marine Corps, Aaron B. O'Connell

Underdogs : the making of the modern Marine Corps, Aaron B. O'Connell

Label
Underdogs : the making of the modern Marine Corps
Title
Underdogs
Title remainder
the making of the modern Marine Corps
Statement of responsibility
Aaron B. O'Connell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Marine Corps has always considered itself a breed apart. Since 1775, America's smallest armed service has been suspicious of outsiders and deeply loyal to its traditions. Marines believe in nothing more strongly than the Corps' uniqueness and superiority, and this undying faith in its own exceptionalism is what has made the Marines one of the sharpest, swiftest tools of American military power. Along with unapologetic self-promotion, a strong sense of identity has enabled the Corps to exert a powerful influence on American politics and culture. Aaron O'Connell focuses on the period from World War II to Vietnam, when the Marine Corps transformed itself from America's least respected to its most elite armed force."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Connell, Aaron B.
Dewey number
359.9/609730904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Sociology, Military
Label
Underdogs : the making of the modern Marine Corps, Aaron B. O'Connell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-369) and index
Contents
A harsh and spiritual unity -- The privates' war and the homefront in the 1940s -- The politicians and the guerrillas -- Forgetting Korea -- First to fight in the 1950s -- Rise of the amphibious force-in-readiness -- Conclusion: Marine Corps culture since 1965
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 381 pages
Isbn
9780674058279
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012006344
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)778636743
Label
Underdogs : the making of the modern Marine Corps, Aaron B. O'Connell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-369) and index
Contents
A harsh and spiritual unity -- The privates' war and the homefront in the 1940s -- The politicians and the guerrillas -- Forgetting Korea -- First to fight in the 1950s -- Rise of the amphibious force-in-readiness -- Conclusion: Marine Corps culture since 1965
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 381 pages
Isbn
9780674058279
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012006344
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)778636743

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