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In Many a Strife: General Gerald C. Thomas and the U. S. Marine Corps, 1917-1956 (Paperback)
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In Many a Strife: General Gerald C. Thomas and the U. S. Marine Corps, 1917-1956 (Paperback)

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Paperback 488 Pages / Published: 30/03/2018
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This book chronicles the career of the man who helped shape the Marine Corps in the twentieth century by transforming them into a highly effective amphibious assaultforce and Cold War force-in-readiness. Gerald C. Thomas served as a Marine Sergeant and Officer, 1917-1956, to the rank of lieutenant general. He saw combat at BelleauWood, Soissons, Guadalcanal, Bougainville, and in Korea, 1951-1952. He also participated in the creation of the Fleet Marine Force and its preservation in the post-World War II conflicts over defense organization. His service reflects the Marine Corps' transition from a colonial expeditionary force to the Cold War air-ground force in-readiness.

Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 9781682472972
Number of pages: 488
Dimensions: 254 x 178 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A fine, interesting and educational book." --Baird Maritime
"Detailed and thoroughly documented.... The book is well-written and should remain a standard work on Marine Corps and military biography and history reading lists for many years to come." --Cercles: Revue Pluridisciplinaire Du Monde Anglophone
"A most interesting and unusual military biography." --Workboat World
"General Thomas proves to be an excellent subject for an institutional biography, combining battlefield service in key USMC campaigns with headquarters service during some of the most contentious policy-making episodes. Through understanding the course of Thomas's career, Millett navigates his readers through the broader transformation of the USMC from shipboard detachments to combined-arms expeditionary force. Besides USMC enthusiasts and those interested in the details of marines in combat, this book provides valuable insight into institutional culture and reform in the face of technological, strategic and financial pressure." --The Northern Mariner/Le marin du nord

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