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The Resource Making the Corps, Thomas E. Ricks ; [with a new afterword by the author]

Making the Corps, Thomas E. Ricks ; [with a new afterword by the author]

Label
Making the Corps
Title
Making the Corps
Statement of responsibility
Thomas E. Ricks ; [with a new afterword by the author]
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The United States Marine Corps, with its proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor, is part of the fabric of American myth. Making the Corps visits the front lines of boot camp in Parris Island, South Carolina. Here, old values are stripped away and new Marine Corps values are forged. Bestselling author Thomas E. Ricks follows these men from their hometowns, through boot camp and into their first year as Marines. As three fierce drill instructors fight a battle for the hearts and minds of this unforgettable group of young men, a larger picture emerges, brilliantly painted, of the growing gulf that divides the military from the rest of America. Included in this edition is an all-new afterword from the author that examines the war in Iraq through the lens of the Marines from Platoon 3086, giving readers an on-the-ground view of the conflict from those who know it best
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ricks, Thomas E
Dewey number
359.9/6/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
VE23
LC item number
.R5 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
United States
Label
Making the Corps, Thomas E. Ricks ; [with a new afterword by the author]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • "Sixty-three men came to Parris Island to become Marines. Not all of them made it. This is the story of Boot Camp Platoon 3086, the Marine Corps, and America"--Cover
Contents
Mogadishu, Dec 1992 -- Disorientation -- The forming -- Training -- Warrior week -- Ready -- Graduation -- Back in the world -- In the marines -- On American soil -- Parris Island, October 1996
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner trade pbk. ed., 10th anniversary ed.
Extent
335 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781416544500
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007279633
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • sky200906745
  • (OCoLC)157006423
  • 849738
Label
Making the Corps, Thomas E. Ricks ; [with a new afterword by the author]
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • "Sixty-three men came to Parris Island to become Marines. Not all of them made it. This is the story of Boot Camp Platoon 3086, the Marine Corps, and America"--Cover
Contents
Mogadishu, Dec 1992 -- Disorientation -- The forming -- Training -- Warrior week -- Ready -- Graduation -- Back in the world -- In the marines -- On American soil -- Parris Island, October 1996
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner trade pbk. ed., 10th anniversary ed.
Extent
335 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781416544500
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007279633
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • sky200906745
  • (OCoLC)157006423
  • 849738

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