Marine!: The Life of Lt. Gen. Lewis B. (Chesty) Puller, USMC (Ret.)

Marine!: The Life of Lt. Gen. Lewis B. (Chesty) Puller, USMC (Ret.)

by Burke Davis

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Marine!: The Life of Lt. Gen. Lewis B. (Chesty) Puller, USMC (Ret.) by Burke Davis

From commanding the Horse Marines in Peking to leading the Inchon landing, Puller became a legend in his own time. Now, Davis offers a no-holds-barred biography of this courageous hero--the only marine in history ever to win five Navy Crosses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553271829
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/28/1991
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 177,629
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.87(h) x 1.07(d)

About the Author

Burke Davis (1913–2006) was an American author and journalist best known for his narrative histories of the Civil War, including To Appomattox: Nine April Days, 1865; Sherman’s March; and The Last Surrender. His acclaimed biographies of military and political figures include They Called Him Stonewall; Gray Fox: Robert E. Lee and the Civil War; Marine!: The Life of Chesty Puller; and Old Hickory: A Life of Andrew Jackson. A longtime special projects writer for Colonial Williamsburg, Davis also published many works of historical nonfiction for young readers. His numerous honors include the Mayflower Cup, the North Carolina Award for Literature, and election to the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame and the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame.

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