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John McCormick has crafted this haunting, unforgettable novel from his own World War II service with the U.S. Marine Corps' elite Raiders - the men in the vanguard of the island-hopping campaign to wrest control of the Pacific from the Japanese. A veteran of some of the war's bloodiest fighting, he tells the story of a gallant band of young Marines coming of age in a crucible of fire, lead, and steel. For Privates Moe, Cole, Cannon, and the other riflemen of the 3d Squad, 3d Platoon, Dog Company, the war was not ...
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Overview

John McCormick has crafted this haunting, unforgettable novel from his own World War II service with the U.S. Marine Corps' elite Raiders - the men in the vanguard of the island-hopping campaign to wrest control of the Pacific from the Japanese. A veteran of some of the war's bloodiest fighting, he tells the story of a gallant band of young Marines coming of age in a crucible of fire, lead, and steel. For Privates Moe, Cole, Cannon, and the other riflemen of the 3d Squad, 3d Platoon, Dog Company, the war was not all killing or being killed. While camped on islands far from the focus of battle, these free spirits hatched many a plan to foil the officers struggling to rein them in. Their hilarious misadventures provide a dramatic contrast to the sobering accounts of close-quarters combat.

Only the third novel published by the Naval Institute Press--joining The Hunt for Red October and Flight of the Intruder--this is the epic story of the bloody struggle for island supremacy in the Pacific during World War II. From Guadalcanal to Okinawa, it is a chilling and explosive story of men who place duty and honor above all.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This impressive first novel is based on McCormick's WW 11 experience with the elite Marine Raiders, later consolidated as the 4th Marines. Unpretentious prose and a straightforward narrative style highlight the grim realities of combat against Japanese forces in the Solomons, on Guam, and above all, on Okinawa. Episodes set outside battle areas convincingly depict Raider training and attitudes. Pvt. Moe, the narrator, and his comrades are products of the Depression, more likely to have served in the CCC than to have graduated from high school. They do not question their roles in the right kind of war, waged without pity or hatred against an absolute enemy. McCormick's understated prose ultimately enhances his presentation of the value system promulgated in the Marine Corps. By urging Marines to objectivize the enemy, thereby encouraging detachment, they brought about the Corps's evolution into a warrior elite--America's samurai. 25,000 first printing. (Oct.)
Library Journal
This episodic first novel, written by a veteran of World War II, so realistically details the activities of a company of U.S. Marine Corps Raiders during the Pacific campaign that the reader suspects it is actually thinly veiled autobiography. Told from a private's viewpoint, it follows the Raiders across several Pacific islands as they fight the Japanese as well as their other enemies--disease, fear, and boredom. Spanning the months between July 1943 and September 1945, this tale is of a simpler time when the United States was right and everyone else was wrong, and ``the Pacific War was the right kind of war, the simple war in which there were not the distractions of things like pity or Geneva conventions.'' Obviously no pacifist or antiwar sentiments here. Sure to be popular with World War II fans.-- Rebecca House Stankowski, Purdue Univ. Calumet Lib., Hammond, Ind.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781557505743
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/1992
  • Pages: 333
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2002

    Good Book

    It is a very exciting book it makes you think your in it with them. It tells you what it is to be like a marine. It msde me want to become a marine.

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