Semper Fi (Fall River Press Edition): The Definitive Illustrated History of the U.S. Marines

Semper Fi (Fall River Press Edition): The Definitive Illustrated History of the U.S. Marines

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by H. Avery Chenoweth
     
 

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The U.S. Marine Corps is the most admired and most feared military force in the world, its reputation for bravery and ferocity established through countless displays of tactical superiority and extraordinary bravery on the field of battle. From the Battle of Princeton to the Halls of Montezuma, the Boxer Rebellion to Belleau Wood, Iwo Jima to the Chosin Reservoir, Hue

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The U.S. Marine Corps is the most admired and most feared military force in the world, its reputation for bravery and ferocity established through countless displays of tactical superiority and extraordinary bravery on the field of battle. From the Battle of Princeton to the Halls of Montezuma, the Boxer Rebellion to Belleau Wood, Iwo Jima to the Chosin Reservoir, Hue to Fallujah, the Marines have demonstrated again and again that there's "no better friend, no worse enemy than a U.S. Marine." This hard-won reputation continues to distinguish the Corps to this day. For example, the Marines were tapped as the nation's "911 Force-in-Readiness," making them the first troops deployed anywhere in the world where American armed power is needed. Even among the elite fighting organizations of the world, the U.S. Marine Corps is unique: it is the only branch of any nation's military that combines coordinated operational expertise in air, land, and sea combat.

Distinguishing the Marines above all else is the intense loyalty, camaraderie, and esprit de corps that are the heart and soul of the organization. Instilled in boot camp, this unifying spirit, warrior ethos, and commitment to core values stick with Marines for life. From active to retired members, grunts to generals, "Once a Marine, always a Marine" neatly sums up this extraordinary bond.

This revised and updated edition of Semper Fi: The Definitive Illustrated History of the U.S. Marines recounts the stirring history of the Corps from its birth during the American Revolution to today, describing the Corps' evolving mission, its remarkable successes on the battlefield, the challenges made to its very existence, and its continued relevance as an expeditionary force in Iraq and Afghanistan. Also covered are the Marine Corps' many innovations and contributions to the art and science of modern warfare.

And with more than 1,200 full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations-including images of historic and modern Marine uniforms, insignia, battle streamers, vehicles, equipment, weapons, campaign maps, and much more-this comprehensive volume is also a visually stunning tribute to the long and storied tradition of excellence in combat exemplified by this remarkable fighting force.

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ISBN-13:
9781435140691
Publisher:
Fall River Press
Publication date:
11/22/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
492
Sales rank:
583,559
File size:
282 MB
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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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Semper Fi: The Definitive Illustrated History of the U.S. Marines 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
InspiredReader More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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 !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When we received the book, it had some edges that were dinged up and some corners that were a little wrinkled.