HAZARD: Marines on Mission by  Parrott

HAZARD: Marines on Mission

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KIRKUS REVIEW

At last, a book about the Marine Corps which doesn't tell for the umpteenth time the great saga of island invasions in World War II; This volume instead concentrates on individual and little known stories of specific Marines throughout the entire history of their fire eating Corps, as they hurried on special missions. Beginning with the adventures of Marines captured by Barbary pirates, it recounts the wanderings of more sea-soldiers on the frigate , the intrigues of Fremont in California, Haitian bandit days, a fascinating Pacific spy intrigue against the Japanese as early as 1923, and a portrait of the fabulous ""ideal Marine"", Sgt. Lou Diamond, and of the American Indian Marine who helped raise the flag on two. Told very sympathetically and well by an ex-Marine, and introduced by retired Marine General Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr., it puts Marines in a refreshingly new perspective not in relationship to their own mythology but to the main flow of American history.

Pub Date: March 9th, 1962
Publisher: Doubleday