Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 
Book — x, 232 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Acknowledgments Preface: Even Heroes Have Heroes One-An Epic Moment Two-The Making of the Man Three-Marine Recruit Four-The Boxer Rebellion Five-Peking Siege Six-Love in War Seven-Sea Soldier Eight-Vera Cruz Nine-Haiti Ten-Dominican Republic Eleven-Over There Twelve-Chateau Thierry Thirteen-Belleau Wood Fourteen-The Third Medal of Honor Fifteen-Soissons Sixteen-St. Mihiel Seventeen-Blanc Mont Ridge Eighteen- Meuse-Argonne Nineteen-Final Years Twenty-Daly's Legacy Sergeant Major Daniel J. Daly's Medals and Citations Chapter Notes Bibliography Index.
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More than 40 million Americans have served in the U.S. military during wartime. Only 3500 have been awarded the Medal of Honor. Of these, three have received the medal twice. One was recommended for it a third time. Marine Corps Sergeant Major Daniel J. Daly was an unlikely hero at five feet, six inches tall and 132 pounds. What he lacked in size he made up for in grit. He received his first Medal of Honor for single-handedly holding off enemy attacks during China's Boxer Rebellion of 1900, the second for his daring, one-man action during an ambush in Haiti in 1915. He was nominated for (but not awarded) an unprecedented third medal in World War I for his valor at Belleau Wood, where he led a charge against the German stronghold with the battle cry, "Come on you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?" This first full-length biography presents a detailed examination of a Marine Corps legend. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, 
Book — xi, 232 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Semper Fi: An Anomalous Organization in Search of a Mission
Waging War in the Most Remote Place on Earth: The Pacific Theater
Central Pacific Offensive
Closing in on Japan
Conclusion, Gaining and Losing Combat Command
The Marine Corps covered itself in glory in World War II with victories over the Japanese in hard-fought battles such as Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and Iwo Jima. While these battles are well known, those who led the Marines into them have remained obscure until now. In Commanding the Pacific: Marine Corps Generals in World War II, Stephen R. Taaffe analyzes the fifteen high-level Marine generals who led the Corps' six combat divisions and two corps in the conflict. He concludes that these leaders played an indispensable and unheralded role in organizing, training, and leading their men to victory. Taaffe insists there was nothing inevitable about the Marine Corps' success in World War II. The small pre-war size of the Corps meant that its commandant had to draw his combat leaders from a small pool of officers who often lacked the education of their Army and Navy counterparts. Indeed, there were fewer than one hundred Marine officers with the necessary rank, background, character, and skills for its high-level combat assignments. Moreover, the Army and Navy froze the Marines out of high-level strategic decisions and frequently impinged on Marine prerogatives. There were no Marines in the Joint Chiefs of Staff or at the head of the Pacific War's geographic theaters, so the Marines usually had little influence over the island targets selected for them. In addition to bureaucratic obstacles, constricted geography and vicious Japanese opposition limited opportunities for Marine generals to earn the kind of renown that Army and Navy commanders achieved elsewhere. In most of its battles on small Pacific War islands, Marine generals had neither the option nor inclination to engage in sophisticated tactics, but they instead relied in direct frontal assaults that resulted in heavy casualties. Such losses against targets of often questionable strategic value sometimes called into question the Marine Corps' doctrine, mission, and the quality of its combat generals. Despite these difficulties, Marine combat commanders repeatedly overcame challenges and fulfilled their missions. Their ability to do so does credit to the Corps and demonstrates that these generals deserve more attention from historians than they have so far received. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Quantico, Virginia : Marine Corps University Press, 2021
Book — liii, 317 pages : illustrations, maps
Introduction / by Donald M. Bishop
Introduction: what not to expect
Pacifist no more
I don't believe it!
To be or not to be
Recipe for chaplains
What makes morale?
Your friend away from home
in three minutes
Am I a man or a machine?
Where do we go from here?
This is it, boys!
Religion in uniform
Atheists and foxholes
Doggone it, chaplain!
Earth to earth
Postscript: Now I believe it!
Appendices: Padre in hell, Leatherneck article
Brothers all? Reconstructionist article
"Pacifist to Padre deftly threads so many elements of the World War II chaplaincy into a compelling and thoughtful narrative. It offers a personal window into a complex institution. It provides insight into the world of an unusual American space that has been naturalized as normal: of government-sponsored and managed religion. And it brings that world into focus from the vantage point of a man who never would have predicted pinning the Jewish chaplain's tablet insignia to his collar, a Jewish pacifist turned military padre"-- Provided by publisher
Book — 263 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
"A memoir of the author's journey to becoming a fighter pilot; her twenty years in the military; and the events that led to her decision to run for U.S. Senate"-- Provided by publisher
Fascinated with fighter jets at an early age, McGrath's devastation at learning that a federal law prohibited women from flying in combat fueled her determination to do just that-- and then, to help change the laws to improve the lives of all Americans. Here she recounts her experiences flying in the Marines, her combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, her work as an Air Combat Tactics instructor-- and what it was like to finally fly that fighter jet: high-speed, intense, and physically demanding. She then begin a new life chapter in politics: a roller-coaster congressional campaign which she lost by three percentage points; and made the tough decision to run again, in an even bigger, higher-stakes national campaign, against the five-term leader of the U.S. Senate, Mitch McConnell. -- adapted from jacket
Book — 158 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
During the United States' involvement in the war in Vietnam, the decision by the US Marine Corps to emphasise counterinsurgency operations in coastal areas was the cause of considerable friction between the Marines and the army commanders in Vietnam, who wanted the corps to conduct more conventional operations. This book will examine the background to the Marines' decision and place it in the context of Marine Corps doctrine, infrastructure and logistical capability. For the first time, this book brings together the Marine Corps' background in counterinsurgency and the state of contemporary counterinsurgency theory in the 1960s - combining this with the strategic outlook, role, organisation and logistic capability of the Marine Corps to provide a complete view of its counterinsurgency operations. This book will argue that the US Marine Corps successfully used counterinsurgency as a means to achieve their primary aim in Vietnam - the defence of three major bases in the coastal area in the north of the Republic of Vietnam - and that the corps' decision to emphasise a counterinsurgency approach was driven as much by its background and infrastructure as it was by the view that Vietnam was a 'war for the people'. This book is also an important contribution to the current debate on counterinsurgency, which is now seen by many in the military doctrine arena as a flawed or invalid concept following the perceived failures in Iraq and Afghanistan - largely because it has been conflated with nation-building or democratisation. Recent works on British counterinsurgency have also punctured the myth of counterinsurgency as being a milder form of warfare - with the main effort being the wellbeing of the population - whereas in fact there is still a great deal of violence involved. This book will bring the debate 'back to basics' by providing an historical example of counterinsurgency in its true form: a means of dealing with terrorist or guerrilla warfare at an operational level to achieve a specific aim in a specific area within a specific period of time. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Collection of 25 black and white phiotographs, supplied by MacTavish & Co. of Shanghai, as advertising of various Shanghai tradesmen hoping to do business with US Marines stationed in Shanghai. Most photos are of the shop sign haning from the building, some with street scenes, some with amusing signs "Foam Water" & "No Post Boill." Sun Tuck Tai was a "stone cutter and mason, tombstone and Monu Ment Maked" and here's a novel way to fund military expenditure "Shing Foo, Chinese Military Government Fun Raising Lottery." The sign for "King Cheng Kee Ladies Tailor" has beneath it a poster for a performance at the Lyceum Theatre Monday May 1st. The Lyceum Theatre was built in the 1930s, dating these cards to either 1933 of 1939, the only years that May 1st fell on a Monday. The US Marines stationed in China during this period were "also known as "North China Marines" originally referred to...Marines, of the 4th Marine Regiment, who were stationed in Shanghai, China from 1927 to 1941 to protect American citizens and property in the Shanghai International Settlement, during the Chinese Revolution and the Second Sino-Japanese War." [Wikipedia] according to VirtualShanghai.net, MacTavish & Co. were "Publisher-Printer (possibly photographer) in Shanghai. Pictures cover the 1900-1920s period. Listed for the 1914-1920 period in the Hong Kong List." [From dealer description]