Semper Fi: The Definitive Illustrated History of the U.S. Marines

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Salute the few, the proud, the Marines. From their founding in 1775 to their most recent actions—including the second battle of Falluja—the entire history of the U.S. Marine Corps comes vividly to life in these lushly illustrated pages. Pore through the comprehensive images of nearly every Marine hero, uniform style, sidearm, saber, weapons platform, recruiting poster, plane, helicopter, boat, and mess kit. Many of the photos were shot recently right at the Historical Center at Quantico, Virginia, and they ...
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Semper Fi (Fall River Press Edition): The Definitive Illustrated History of the U.S. Marines

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Overview

Salute the few, the proud, the Marines. From their founding in 1775 to their most recent actions—including the second battle of Falluja—the entire history of the U.S. Marine Corps comes vividly to life in these lushly illustrated pages. Pore through the comprehensive images of nearly every Marine hero, uniform style, sidearm, saber, weapons platform, recruiting poster, plane, helicopter, boat, and mess kit. Many of the photos were shot recently right at the Historical Center at Quantico, Virginia, and they include rare and never-before-seen artifacts from the Marines' long history. Colonel H. Avery Chenoweth provides fascinating background information and context to compliment the visual journey.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402781032
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 11/2/2010
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 492
  • Sales rank: 221,486
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Colonel H. Avery Chenoweth USMCR, Retired, served as officer-in-charge of the Marine Corps First Combat Art Team, and is a veteran of the Korean, Vietnam, and Gulf Wars.
He twice received the prestigious Col. John W. Thomason Award for Artistic Achievement, as well as the Legion of Merit for his artistic coverage of the Gulf war. Colonel Chenoweth is the author of Art of War: Eyewitness Combat from the Revolution through the Twentieth Century.
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  • Posted February 16, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    You will never get bored reading or scanning this very informative book.It has just been picked up by The Easton Press,presented in their elegant offering as a Classic History Book for $149.oo.It speaks for itself at this point in its new Publication of Fall River Press.Our family and friends are giving this beautiful book,to as many Marines,old or newly graduated from The Corps that we know,and it is always appreciated.They never forget the spirit that has and will always unite them.Semper Fi!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2008

    Sgt. J.M.B. - Once a Marine, Always a Marine

    In Marine Corps Recruit Training (Boot Camp), Recruits must learn Marine Corps History from its birth on November 10th 1775 to present day. Reading this book was much more enjoyable than listening to a Drill Instructorat the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. As a Marine I was honored to serve my fellow Marines and my country, and now I am humbled as a picture of my Company was in this book. The book opens to a black and white picture of Marines of the past, and ends with a picture of modern Marines. This represents the old and the new, and that the Honor, Courage and Commitment have remained the same throughout our history. This picture of new Marines is the picture I am in with Company C, 1st Battalion 4th Marine Regiment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit on 08-27-2004 in An Najaf, Iraq. To be a part of history, let alone a part of Marine Corps History, is something I never would have imagined. This book is a must have for all Marines of the past, present, and future. I strongly recommend this book to the family and friends of those who are serving as well as military history lovers. Semper Fidelis - Always faithful

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    Good

    When we received the book, it had some edges that were dinged up and some corners that were a little wrinkled.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2011

    Awesome book!!!

    This book is highly informative. It is flooded with lots and lots of information and pictures and it is updated to recent events and Military Campaigns. It includes lots of pictures of museum items that go from uniforms to artifacts. Some never seen before. It is a very interesting read. Once you start you do not want to let go of it. As a Marine out of Active Duty in 1996, it brings me lots of memories and nostalgia as well as refreshes my memory on things taught in Boot Camp (Parris Island in my case) about our beloved Corps. It is a well researched book and even non-Marines will be able to enjoy its contents that start from the very beginings with the Continental Marines and its purpose to the most recent war on Irak with our modern day Marines. One thing I noticed was that this edition (Fall River Press Edition) does not have the page marker like the regular edition does, but it does have a nicer jacket and more pages (492 pages vs. 480).
    It is a great conversation piece. I am proud and humbled and in addition to this, thankful to God for giving me the privilege of been part of this great organization.
    OOHRAH!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2007

    Imagine our surprise

    Buying this as a beautiful book of the histroy of the Marine Corp for my father was great. Finding a picture of him as a 20 year old marine in it was and is priceless. I would like to know how to get a photo of this independant of the book if possible. My Dad is now almost 83 and we are very proud of him and of that picture.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2006

    Informative, but...

    The history and the information in this book was wonderful, but there were a number of inaccuracies that you wouldn't expect to see in a book writen by a retired Colonel. Most notable was calling a M26 Pershing tank (Korea War era) a Sherman tank. I would recommend this book, but beware of mistakes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2006

    Buy it!

    Well documented journey through the Corps 230+ year history. Little light on Marine Aviation and sea duty Marines, but well researched and lots of color art and plenty of photos. Full of tid bits of trivia information as well as in depth, to the point, historical context. Coffee table size book is a great reference investment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2005

    A work of love

    This tome belongs in every library of a Marine family.It describes,with pride and faithfulness,the History of THE CORP,in a very interesting conversational style,that will keep you turning the pages for more.The Photography is beautiful and the cover itself will attract you by its scintillation in tones of red adorned by the Globe and Anchor.A stunning coffee table book,where every american family's spirit will find a renewed pride in their fellow citizens whose motto has always been:Always faithful !

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