Making the Corps: 10th Anniversary Edition with a New Afterword by the Author

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Simon and Schuster, 31 հլս, 2007 թ. - 336 էջ
The bestselling, compelling insider’s account of the Marine Corps from the lives of the men of Platoon 3086—their training at Parris Island, their fierce camaraderie, and the unique code of honor that defines them.

The United States Marine Corps, with its proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor, is part of the fabric of American myth. Making the Corps visits the front lines of boot camp in Parris Island, South Carolina. Here, old values are stripped away and new Marine Corps values are forged. Bestselling author Thomas E. Ricks follows these men from their hometowns, through boot camp, and into their first year as Marines. As three fierce drill instructors fight a battle for the hearts and minds of this unforgettable group of young men, a larger picture emerges, brilliantly painted, of the growing gulf that divides the military from the rest of America.

Included in this edition is an all-new afterword from the author that examines the war in Iraq through the lens of the Marines from Platoon 3086, giving readers an on-the-ground view of the conflict from those who know it best.
 

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Making The Corps

Հաճախորդի կարծիքը  - K. Johnson - Borders

I am joining the Marine reserves and will be going to Parris Island, NC. This book is great for people who are joining if they want to know exactly what it is going to be like. Also, I think that this ... Read full review

Review: Making the Corps w/New Afterword by the Author

Հաճախորդի կարծիքը  - Christina - Goodreads

I don't know much about the military, but I'm curious and wanted to know more about it so I read this book. It was a really interesting account of a platoon's experience in Marine boot camp, also ... Read full review

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MOGADISHU DECEMBER 1992
17
DISORIENTATION
27
THE FORMING
53
TRAINING
73
WARRIOR WEEK
132
READY
168
GRADUATION
206
BACK IN THE WORLD
228
IN THE MARINES
238
ON AMERICAN SOIL
274
PARRIS ISLAND OCTOBER 1996
299
AFTERWORD
307
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
321
INDEX
325
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Thomas E. Ricks is The Washington Post's senior Pentagon correspondent. A member of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams for national reporting, he has reported on U.S. military activities in Somalia, Haiti, Korea, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Kuwait, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq and A Soldier's Duty.

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