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The Marines: United States Marine Corps - 1998

Front Cover, The Marines: United States Marine Corps - 1998 - ISBN 0883631989.

Front Cover, The Marines: United States Marine Corps - 1998 - ISBN 0883631989. GGA Image ID # 13737a46aa

The Marines’ greeting is “Semper Fi.” They use it all the time. It means Always Faithful, and that is what the Corps is. If this book is faithful to the best of the Marine Corps, it will meet the challenge we set for ourselves.

From the Publisher

This aims to be the most beautiful and comprehensive word-and-picture book ever produced about the United States Marine Corps. It was conceived in Virginia, published in Connecticut, printed in Hong Kong, and distributed from California.

More than a year of many people’s time has gone into researching and writing these essays and locating the historical pictures and producing the new ones.

Among the participants who have brought this book to life are two commandants of the Marine Corps, Marines who have fought in World War II and every war since then, and civilians who care deeply about the Corps.

The result, we hope, is a book that will be read with great interest, browsed through again and again, and treasured for years and generations to come.
The U.S. Marine Corps has defended and fought for our people ever since the Corps was born on 10 November 1775, even before the Continental Congress approved Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence.

Today, if you are abroad and walk into an American embassy, the first person you are likely to face is a Marine. If you watch on TV as the president of the United States lands on the White House lawn, the pilot of that helicopter is a Marine. And when war threatens, the armed service that lives the motto “First to Fight!” is the United States Marine Corps.

The Corps is a relatively small service but it really has fought from the shores of Tripoli to the halls of the Montezuma. And in other places with strange names—Belleau Wood, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Iwo Jima, Chosin, Da Nang—made meaningful because Americans in Marine uniform have died there.

As we write these words, our country is at peace. But you need only think of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941; the North Korean attack against the South in 1950; the Cuban missile crisis of 1962; or the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990. To protect us from such surprises, all of our armed services are standing by. And one of the best—one that yields to no other—is the Marine Corps.

The Marines’ greeting is “Semper Fi.” They use it all the time. It means Always Faithful, and that is what the Corps is. If this book is faithful to the best of the Marine Corps, it will meet the challenge we set for ourselves.

Edwin Howard Simmons
Editor-in Chief

J. Robert Moskin
Editor

11 July 1998

Overview

THE MARINES PRESENTED BY THE USMC HERITAGE FOUNDATION

Unites States Marine Corps Heritage Foundation "THE MARINES" BOOK is 354 Pages, full color.

Covers the Chronology of the U.S. Marine Coprs, THe Marine Corps Experieicne, SInce 1775, Iwo Jima Flag Raising, Parade Blue and Battle Green, Muskets to Missles, The VItal Lin, - Ship to Shore, Corsairs, Cobras and Phantoms, The President's Own, The Commaandants, The Sgt. Major's of the Marine Corps, Marines in Movies, The Corps Today and A Coprs for the 21st Century. This book is complete history of the Marine Corps, until 1991. It is a great read, and very informatiive.

Table of Contents

  • Chronology of the Ü.S. Marine Corps
    J. Robert Moskin
  • The Marine Corps Experience
    General Carl K. Mundy. Jr.. USMC (Ret)
  • Since 1775
    Brigadier General Edwin H. Simmons. USMC (Ret)
  • The Iwo Jima Flag Raising and the Monument
    Lieutenant Colonel Jon T. Hoffman, USMCR
  • Parade Blue. Battle Green
    Lieutenant Colonel Charles H. Cure ton, USMCR
  • Muskets to Missiles
    Colonel Brooke Nihart. USMC (Ret)
  • The Vital Link: From Ship to Shore
    Colonel Joseph H. Alexander, USMC (Ret)
  • Corsairs. Cobras, and Phantoms
    Lieutenant Colonel Ronald J. Brown, USMCR (Ret)
  • The President's Own
    Colonel John R. Bourgeois, USMC (Ret)
  • The Commandants
    Brigadier General Edwin H. Simmons. USMC (Ret)
  • The Sergeants Major of the Marine Corps
    Captain John C. Chapin USMCR (Ret)
  • Marines in the Movies
    Lawrence H. Suid, Ph.D.
  • The Corps Today
    Colonel John Grider Miller. USMC (Ret)
  • A Corps for the 21st Century
    General Charles C. Krulak. USMC
  • Editors and Authors
  • Suggested Reading
  • Index

 

Back Cover, The Marines: United States Marine Corps - 1998 - ISBN 0883631989. GGA Image ID #

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

  • Main title: The Marines / Edwin Howard Simmons, editor-in-chief ; J. Robert Moskin, editor.
  • Published/Created: Quantico, Va. : Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, c1998.
  • Description: 359 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 37 cm.
  • ISBN: 0883631989
  • LC classification: VE23 .M375 1998
  • Related names: Simmons, Edwin H., 1921-2007; Moskin, J. Robert; Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.
  • LC Subjects: United States. Marine Corps--History.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 356) and index.
  • LCCN: 2003271240
  • Dewey class no.: 359.9/6/0973
  • Geographic area code: n-us---
  • Type of material: Book
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