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by B.O'Connell, Aaron

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TitleUnderdogs : The Making Of The Modern Marine Corps
Author / Responsible partyB.O'Connell, Aaron
TopicsHistory. United States. -- Marine Corps -- History -- 20th century. United States. -- Marine Corps -- Military life -- History -- 20th century. United States. -- Marine Corps.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


The Marine Corps has always considered itself a breed apart. Since 1775, America's smallest armed service has been suspicious of outsiders and deeply loyal to its traditions. Marines believe in nothing more strongly than the Corps' uniqueness and superiority, and this undying faith in its own exceptionalism is what has made the Marines one of the sharpest, swiftest tools of American military power. Along with unapologetic self-promotion, a strong sense of identity has enabled the Corps to exert a powerful influence on American politics and culture. Aaron O'Connell focuses on the period from World War II to Vietnam, when the Marine Corps transformed itself from America's least respected to its most elite armed force

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System control numberS15462
Original Print PublisherN/A, 2012.
NarratorDanny Campbell
Narrator NameDanny Campbell
Participant or performer noteDanny Campbell
Narrators GenderMale narrator