Miracle at Belleau Wood

Miracle at Belleau Wood

The Birth of the Modern U.S. Marine Corps

eBook - 2010
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Now in paperback!<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center align=center>Military Book Club® Main Selection&nbsp;&nbsp;<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center align=center>History Book Club® Featured Alternate<P style=TEXT-ALIGN: center align=center>*<P style=TEXT-ALIGN: center align=center>The battle that transformed a&nbsp;group of common soldiers into the modern-day Marine CorpsMiracle at Belleau Wood begins in June 1918 at Les Mare Farm in France&nbsp;with just 200 U.S. marines, who spilled their blood to prevail against impossible odds, resisting an overwhelming German force of thousands and&nbsp;turned the battle back against the enemy, saved Paris, saved France, and saved the Allied hope of&nbsp; victory. Called the Gettysburg of the Great War by many at the time, it rescued America and its allies from almost certain defeat.&nbsp;This book tells the riveting story of&nbsp;the modern marines as America's fiercest and most effective warriors, the world's preeminent fighting elite.&nbsp;Miracle at Belleau Wood is the story of an epoch-making battle--a battle that elevated the Corps to legendary status and forever burned them into the American imagination.&nbsp;&nbsp;<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center align=center>Praise for Miracle at Belleau Wood<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center align=center>&nbsp;<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center align=center>Axelrod brings us back vividly to the shocking casualties of ‘the war to end all wars.' Bing West, author of No True Glory, former Assistant Secretary of Defense<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center align=center>&nbsp;<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center align=center>Alan Axelrod has perfectly captured the embodiment of U.S. Marines and their unparalleled Esprit de Corps. . . . A must read! Jay Kopelman, author of the best-selling From Baghdad with Love<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center align=center>&nbsp;<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center align=center>Axelrod is one of America's great military historians. He's done it this time with riveting non-stop action that reads like the best of Hemingway's frontline reports plus the Marine Corps novels of W.E.B. Griffin. Axelrod pushes you right into the action, onto the battlefield, and never lets up. Paul B. Farrell, JD, PhD, syndicated columnist for Dow Jones's MarketWatch, former Staff Sergeant in the US Marine Corps<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center align=center>&nbsp;<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center align=center>Praise for Patton: A Biography Like Patton at his best: polished, precise, and persuasive. Kirkus Reviews<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt><P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>&nbsp;
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, 2010
ISBN: 9780762767076
9780762761302
Branch Call Number: 940.4 Ax
Description: 1 online resource (252 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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