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Boot

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by Daniel Da Cruz, Stms (Other)
 

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BOOT is an insider's account, told by a former Marine and veteran journalist who went back to Parris Island to see if today's grunt measures up to the crack troops he served with in the South Pacific. He follows the recruits of Platoon 1036 from Day One through every step of the rugged training that transforms raw recruits into a fighting elite. His searingly

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BOOT is an insider's account, told by a former Marine and veteran journalist who went back to Parris Island to see if today's grunt measures up to the crack troops he served with in the South Pacific. He follows the recruits of Platoon 1036 from Day One through every step of the rugged training that transforms raw recruits into a fighting elite. His searingly honest, you-are-there coverage brings these unforgettable weeks to life... and lets anyone who's been there judge for himself if today's brand of "tough" is tough enough for a real Leatherneck, a man proud to be a Marine.

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“One of the most exciting books on military training to appear in decades.” —Sgt. Major Dan Cragg, U.S. Army (Ret.)

“A tough-minded critique...an engrossing narrative.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The most accurate, honest and complete account of Marine Corps recruit training yet written. Boot is the whole story...” —Soldier of Fortune

Library Journal
This is one of the few recent books available to the general public that describe U.S. Marine Corps boot (basic combat) training, covering it from day one through graduation. The approach is journalistic, with clear writing that is often repetitious. The author compares selected activities and issues with his own 40-year-old experiences in an attempt to show that the training is not as tough as it once was, or should be. This thesis, however, is beside the point, since the approach to training has changed over the years, as have personnel needs. Boot training is not designed to make a complete Marine; it merely provides the basis for further training in individual units. Public, and perhaps high school, libraries may want a copy for young men interested in joining the Marine Corps. Edward Gibson, Union Coll. Lib., Barbourville, Ky.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312900601
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
11/28/1987
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
6.66(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.86(d)

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Boot 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This Book goes into detail about the platoon 1036 to 1039 '1985' and what boot camp is all about and how hard it is. If you are thinking of joining the marines read this book and you will get a very good idea how grunts are made.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A former Marine myself, this book is right on the money. I could not put this thing down from start to finish. Honestly one of the most realistic stories since 'Full Metal Jacket'. A must read for the future Marine.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Da Cruz's book is a fairly quick read and very easy to digest. He explains all acronyms used by the military and gives an interesting point of view of what it's like to go through boot camp at Parris Island. Any Marine will appreciate the historical facts the author lists about training, combat, and procedures. However, since the book was written in 1987, many of the items listed in the General Issue gear have been replaced by lighter, more technical items. It would be great if the author did a revision of the book with updated gear, procedures, and anecdotes (unfortunately, most of the examples he uses were taken from the seventies).
Guest More than 1 year ago
I never went through Marine Boot Camp, but after reading this, I almost could feel the magnitude of how you truly have to earn the title US Marine. Who ever is interested in thinking of joining the Marines, this is the book that will take you their, before you sign up. Semper Fi.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dan=iel Da Cruz writes about a young boy that is in his Senior year in high school, The boy gets told lies by the Army, Navy, and the Air Force. Then a Marine Corps Officer tells him the truth, 'In the Marine Corps you will live through 11 weeks of hell!'. To the boys amazement, he joined. He goes through conflicts and hardships in a life of a recrutee.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was very informative, intresting, and well written.