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From the PublisherThe Watsonville Register-Pajaronian, June 8, 2008
"Another new, noteworthy book from Zenith Press that will fascinate the military historian is Dick Camp's Devil Dogs at Belleau Wood...More than one hundred photos accompany the text that offers an account of the month-long engagement that captures the spirit of the Leathernecks in desperate battle."
Leatherneck Magazine, May 2008
"Not one World War I Marine veteran remains; they have all passed into history. But Dick Camp does his part to honor those men and their fearless fighting spirit in The Devil Dogs at Belleau Wood, an account of the Marine Corps' first test of fierce combat in a protracted, foreign war. Camp's approach to the Belleau Wood chapter in history is sound in research and electrifying in its portrayal. His background as a retired Marine colonel and as the author of other well-acclaimed books on the Marine Corps' history provide him with the perspective to retell, and in some cases, disclose, a great deal about one of the more storied campaigns in Marine Corps lore. Camp does an excellent job of depicting the sheer brutality of combat. His descriptive language allows the reader to fully comprehend the macabre face of death. While other WW I classics like Erich Maria Remarque's fictional novel, "All Quiet on the Western Front," have depicted combat at its worst, Camp's work does so, but in a tightly packaged and spirited portrayal that benefits from numerous photographs, maps and quotes from the men who were there. Dick Camp's work on Belleau Wood serves as a blueprint for the Marine spirit, still active today in fields of combat in different parts of the world."