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The U.S. Marine Corps : an illustrated history
Bartlett, Merrill L.
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Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, [2001]

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xiv, 312 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Marines through the ages -- The Continental Marines, 1775-1783 -- The early years, 1798-1820 -- The era of Archibald Henderson, 1820-1859 -- Marines in blue and gray, 1859-1865 -- At sea in the gilded age, 1865-1898 -- Colonial infantry, 1898-1917 -- Over there, 1919-1941 -- World War Two: the South Pacific compaign, 1942-1943 -- World War Two: The central Pacific drive, 1943-1945 -- The unification struggle and Korea, 1945-1953 -- The Vietnam war, 1954-1975 -- The new breed, 1976-2000.
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VE23 .B37 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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The proud and the few come to life in words and images in this new history of the U.S. Marines Corps, based on extensive research and more than 200 illustrations.

Author Notes

Merrill L. Bartlett retired from the Corps in 1983, after serving as a Marine for twenty-four years. A two-tour veteran of the Vietnam War, he earned a Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V and a Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star in 1969. A decade later, while teaching history at the U.S. Naval Academy, he earned the William P. Clements Award as the outstanding military instructor. He has written, edited, and collaborated on seven volumes of naval history. Two of his essays published in Proceedings magazine won Robert D. Heinl Jr. Awards. Lt. Col. Bartlett lives on Vashon Island near Seattle, Washington
Jack Sweetman taught history at the U.S. Naval Academy for twenty years. A graduate of Stetson University, he served as a company commander in the U.S. Army and was later a Ford Fellow at Emory University, where he earned a Ph.D. in 1973. He is the author, editor, or translator of numerous Naval Institute Press books and currently serves as series editor for the press's Classics of Naval Literature collection. A recipient of the U.S. Navy League's Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement, the Naval History Author of the Year Award, and the North American Society for Oceanic History's John Lyman Book Award, Dr. Sweetman was recently elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He lives in Orlando, Florida

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
List of Abbreviationsp. xiii
1 Marines through the Agesp. 1
2 The Continental Marines, 1775-1783p. 10
3 The Early Years, 1798-1820p. 24
4 The Era of Archibald Henderson, 1820-1859p. 41
5 Marines in Blue and Gray, 1859-1865p. 65
6 At Sea in the Gilded Age, 1865-1898p. 87
7 Colonial Infantry, 1898-1917p. 105
8 Over There, 1917-1918p. 133
9 Between the Wars, 1919-1941p. 152
10 World War Two: The South Pacific Campaign, 1942-1943p. 172
11 World War Two: The Central Pacific Drive, 1943-1945p. 194
12 The Unification Struggle and Korea, 1945-1953p. 222
13 The Vietnam War, 1954-1975p. 245
14 The New Breed, 1976-2000p. 270
Notesp. 291
Selected Bibliographyp. 297
Indexp. 303