A collection of tales about Marines the world over, some from previous books (Fix Bayonets! Marines and Others, etc.) some from magazines, some new.. that result in good storytelling and excellent reading concerning the Leathernecks. One series relates the serio-comic misadventures of Sergeant John Houston; there is another series of actual people and events, and the rest are long and short narratives of Marines at work, at play, in battle, on a variety of assignments. From the last war on, the backgrounds and incidents follow the times; there are South Americans, Chinese, Russian, Germans, Nazis; there's land, sea and air activity, -- and sirens, spies, wives, sweethearts. A composite picture, mostly fiction, some fact, of particular appeal for men, and thoroughly entertaining, rousing and often amusing reading.