"A vivid and compelling account that pays tribute not only to the valor of Marines in wartime but to the grit, adaptability, and shrewdness of the Marine Corps between wars. "
– Andrew J. Bacevich, author of The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War
"A welcome, readable, and concise history of the corps' past 60 years. "
– The Washington Post
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James Warren is a freelance writer specializing in modern American military history. He has written books on the Vietnam War and the cold war, and contributed the chapter on the Vietnam War to The Atlas of American Military History (1993). His reviews and articles have ap-peared in MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, as well as in Society and The Providence (RI) Journal. He lives in New York City.