November is the Marine Corps birthday month when they celebrate 242 years of service on 10 November. This site will have more on that significant milestone starting next week.
In their Fall 2017 issue of “Crossroads of the Corps”, the Marines’ Memorial Association has provided a great reading list which is copied below. (For more information about Marines’ Memorial, go to MARINE CLUB. They offer top hotel and restaurant accommodations in the heart of San Francisco and membership is open to veterans and active members of the Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. 180 reciprocal clubs are also available worldwide to members.)
The Reading List:
Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam, by Mark Bowden
What Now Lieutenant?: Leadership Forged from Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Beyond, By General “Butch” Neal, USMC (Ret)
Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War, by Dr. James Wright
Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…and Maybe the World, by Admiral William H. McRaven, USN (Ret)
Bloodstained Sands: US Amphibious Operations in World War II, by Michael G. Walling
The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945, by James Hornfischer
Learning From Experience, by George P. Schultz
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