Paperback Edition. This is a book for anyone who wants to understand what it takes to become a U.S. Marine. As a special Bonus this book also has the "Military Diary for Kids" a wonderful addition for any military child. Great tool for Family Readiness helping families understand USMC history and motivation. This book is written to be very straight forward and easy to follow and will provide a good framework for what is expected if you were to pursue this career path. This is also a great book for recruiters, military stores and national landmark gift shops.