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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, John Gresham
 

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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

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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

Editorial Reviews

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:
9781429520096
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/1996
Series:
Tom Clancy's Military Reference Series , #4
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
383,057
File size:
34 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

At one time, Tom Clancy was an obscure Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history and only a letter to the editor and a brief article on the MX missile to his credit. Years before he had been an English major at Baltimore’s Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red Octoberthe story of a Russian submarine captain who defects to the United Statessold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it “the perfect yarn” and “non-put-downable.” Since then Clancy has established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense.



Clancy’s next novel, Red Storm Rising, took on U.S./Soviet tension by providing a realistic modern war scenario arising from a conventional Soviet attack on NATO. Other bestsellers followed: Patriot Games dealt with terrorism; Cardinal of the Kremlin focused on spies, secrets and the strategic defense initiative; Clear and Present Danger asked what if there was a real war on drugs; The Sum of All Fears centered around post-Cold War attempts to rekindle U.S./Soviet animosity; Without Remorse took on the rising U.S. drug trade and Vietnam War era POW’s; and Debt of Honor explored the hazards of American/Japanese economic competition, the vulnerability of America’s financial system, and the dangers of military downsizing. In light of the events of September 11, 2001, Debt of Honor demonstrated once and for all Clancy’s cutting-edge prescience in predicting future events. The novel ends with a suicide attack against the U.S. Capitol Building by a terrorist flying a 747 out of Dulles airport.





Clancy’s uninterrupted string of best sellers continued with Executive Orders, which combined the threat of biological and conventional terrorism with the instability of the Persian Gulf region; Rainbow Six, which explored the dual threats posed by former Soviet intelligence operatives willing to sell themselves to the highest bidder, and genetically engineering bio weapons; and The Bear and The Dragon, which posited a limited war between China, the U.S. and Russia.





Clancy’s nonfiction works include Submarine, Armored Cav, Fighter Wing, Marine, and Airbornea series of guided tours of America’s warfighting assets. He has also written three books in an extraordinary nonfiction series that looks deep into the art of war through the eyes of America’s outstanding military commanders. Into The Storm: A Study in Command, written with armor and infantry General Fred Franks Jr., and Every Man a Tiger, written with Air Force General Chuck Horner, won unanimous praise for their detailed exploration of traditional war-fighting from the ground and from the air. The third book in the Commanders series, Shadow Warriors: Inside the Special Forces, written with General Carl Stiner, former commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, tells the story of the soldiers whose training, resourcefulness, and creativity make them capable of jobs that few other soldiers can handle, in situations where traditional arms and movement don’t apply.  






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.
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Andrew? Seriously?
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