Engagements, exploits, adventures of the Leathernecks, from 1803 to present day. With the lead off of the suicidal defense...

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Engagements, exploits, adventures of the Leathernecks, from 1803 to present day. With the lead off of the suicidal defense of Wake Island, back to Tripoli, the British Navy, pirates, the Seminole Indians, Fiji cannibals, Africans, Mexicans, Koreans, Samoans, Boxers, Koros, and the famous exploits associated with their name. There is Chateau Thierry and Belleau Wood; there is the episode of stopping a prison mutiny, of keeping face in Japan, of stringing a telegraph wire in the jungles, of becoming a king in Haiti; there are famous figures of the tough Devil Dogs, -- O'Bannon, Wainwright, Henderson, Boott, Zellin, Smedley Butler, Fautin Wirkus, (King of La Gonave), and of Schilt, aviator in loaragu. Good material for today, decidedly not pedantic, and highlighting achievements and daring deeds, personal and corps courage.

Pub Date: Nov. 5, 1942

ISBN: 1417991410

Page Count: -

Publisher: Howell, Soskin

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1942