Leaders of Men: Ten Marines Who Changed the Corps (Paperback)Anne Cipriano Venzon (author)
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Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 381 g
Dimensions: 230 x 153 x 19 mm
The text straightforwardly outlines the experiences and contributions of its subjects and is clearly written. * American Reference Books Annual *
Marine Corps historian Venzon relates the history of the USMC from 1861 to the 1920's through the careers of ten carefully selected men whose careers span this time period. These men, through their leadership and skills embody the ethos of the modern Marine Corps, what every Marine should attain to. Most of the ten men are readily familiar - Robert Huntington, Joseph Pendleton and Smedley Darlington Butler have had their share od articles and books but others such as Henry Clay Cochrane, John Twiggs Myers and George Cyrus Thorpe are introduced to the reader for the first time. A good case in point was the career of Myers, who was the hero of the siege of Peking during the Boxer Rebellion in 1900. He came form a military family, being the grandson of Revolutionary War General John Twiggs, sometimes called the "Savior of Georgia". Of his two sons, one was a Marine major killed in Mexico in 1847 and the other a career army officer who ended his long life as a Confederate Major General in 1862. Myers' father, Abraham, was a West Point graduate with combat service from 1837 through the end of the Civil War. Well researched using little used or even known primary documents, the book goes far towards a better understanding of what it means to be a Marine. * The Past In Review *
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