Marine: A Guided Tour of a Marine Expeditionary Unit

Marine: A Guided Tour of a Marine Expeditionary Unit

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by Tom Clancy
     
 

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An in-depth look at the United States Marine Corps-in the New York Times bestselling tradition of Submarine, Armored Cav, and Fighter Wing

Only the best of the best can be Marines. And only Tom Clancy can tell their story—the fascinating real-life facts more compelling than any fiction. Clancy presents a unique insider's

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An in-depth look at the United States Marine Corps-in the New York Times bestselling tradition of Submarine, Armored Cav, and Fighter Wing

Only the best of the best can be Marines. And only Tom Clancy can tell their story—the fascinating real-life facts more compelling than any fiction. Clancy presents a unique insider's look at the most hallowed branch of the Armed Forces, and the men and women who serve on America's front lines.

Marine includes:

  • An interview with the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Charles "Chuck" Krulak
  • The tools and technology of the Marine Expeditionary Unit
  • The role of the Marines in the present and future world
  • An in-depth look at recruitment and training
  • Exclusive photographs, illustrations, and diagrams

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Library Journal
In the tradition of novelist Clancy's previous nonfiction works, such as Fighter Wing (Berkley, 1995), comes an in-depth look at the United States Marine Corps (USMC). Clancy presents an insider's look at the most hallowed branch of the U.S. armed forces and those who serve on the front lines. First he offers an interview with Gen. Charles "Chuck" Cruller, 31st commandant of the Marine Corps. Clancy's main focus, however, is the Marine Expeditionary Unit-Special Operations Capable, or MEU (SOC). Currently, the USMC maintains seven MEU (SOC)s: three on each coast and one in Okinawa. Two or three of these units are deployed aboard ship into forward areas at any one time. These rapid-response units patrol a dangerous world while waiting for the president of the United States to get a "911" call for armed intervention. Clancy also offers a fascinating look at Marine Corps recruitment and training. Highly recommended for all libraries.-Michael Coleman, Regional Lib. for Blind & Physically Handicapped, Montgomery

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425154540
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Series:
Tom Clancy's Military Reference Series, #4
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
474,804
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Tom Clancy was the author of eighteen #1 New York Times-bestselling novels. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the bestseller list after President Ronald Reagan pronounced it "the perfect yarn." Clancy was the undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He died in October 2013.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Huntingtown, Maryland
Date of Birth:
April 12, 1947
Date of Death:
October 1, 2013
Place of Birth:
Baltimore, Maryland
Education:
Loyola High School in Towson, Maryland, 1965; B.A. in English, Loyola College, 1969

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Marine: A Guided Tour of a Marine Expeditionary Unit 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tom Clancy is a profession. There is no mistaking that. The problem with this nonfiction work is that it is primarily centered around a MEUSOC's (Marine Expeditionaryunit/Special Operations Capable) weapons, scamatics and tactics. The book is a great read for those who want to find out about what it is that a Marine shoots, sleeps in or goes to sea on, yet as far as having 'an insiders look' as to what makes a grunt unit tick, what happens down bellow when the chow deck is empty and the units are snoring their nights away, playing spades or getting ready to storm a beach filled with wine woman and song...this book is not the one to choose. My suggestion is to thumb through this as a reference yet check out 'Stand By to Fall Out' (P. Chadz July 2003) to get an insider's view of what really goes on in a Marine unit both stateside and at sea. Clancy finishes his first hand accounts with a splash of his classic fictional future war focuses, yet does not do the Enlisted Marine the justice that is so rightfully deserved throughout the meat of the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tom Clancy's name seens to open a lot of doors in the military world. He is guided around a training base, a carrier, and is given loads of information on weapons and vehicles. This is a rare book that is unfortunately burdened down by propaganda and tiresome statistics. Do not read this book if you want another Clancy thriller. It is hardcore nonfiction. However, this is not all bad if you do want nonfiction, because there is very few places that you will get such an in depth look at the Corps.
jrg49 More than 1 year ago
Well written but dated as some of the equipment expected to be in service has been scrapped in penny wise/pound foolish cost saving moves. I love the budgeteers always ready to fund the last war but not the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Andrew? Seriously?
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