THE FEW, THE PROUD, THE BRAVE On Friday, November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress approved a resolution for the organization of the Corps, creating what would become the hallowed few, the proud--the Marines. Since then, the men and women of the United States Marine Corps have created the finest traditions of service and honor, and supplied a pantheon of heroes who have upheld them. In The Greatest U.S. Marine Stories Ever Told, editor Iain Martin has accumulated the Marines' most gripping true tales of service and sacrifice, from the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, to the conflicts where they serve today. Any who would read live-action, heart-stopping military stories needs The Greatest U.S. Marine Corps Stories Ever Told, an outstanding re-enactment of some of the greatest Marine battles in history. From the battles of the War of 1812 and struggles during the Mexican-American war to more modern times, these stories of sacrifice and courage come from a range of Marine eyewitness accounts and make for an outstanding, action-packed presentation of experience perfect not only for military holdings, but for general-interest libraries.
Diane C. Donovan
California Bookwatch 5.0 out of 5 stars History needs Heroes--and Marines have always been mine, May 14, 2011 By Richard Miniter -- New York Times best-selling author of Shadow War and Losing bin Laden
If you've got a Marine in the family, this is an ideal Father's Day, birthday, or Marine Corps birthday (November 10) gift. It is accessible, interesting and puts individual Marines at the heart of the story. Too often in schools today they teach that individuals don't make history but impersonal forces (economic trends, class, race, whatever)do; this book implicitly reminds us that individual choices do actually drive great historical events. Bravery and courage do matter and do change history. Also, too many school teachers say they "don't want to teach the wars," leaving generations in the dark about great turning points in our shared history. Does Belleau Wood or Henderson Field mean anything to you? If not, you need to read this book. It is a fast-paced, interesting read and will make you feel better once you've read it. Richard Miniter