Commandants of the Marine CorpsISBN: 0870210122;
Book DescriptionFrom personal papers and official documents, prominent historians of the U.S. Marine Corps present essays on the twenty-seven commandants who served the Corps between 1775 and 1983. Collectively, their essays trace the history of the Marine Corps through the experiences of the Commandants and their support staff. Each essay describes a Commandant's personality and outlines his entire career with a focus on his term as Commandant. Frank assessments are offered of each Commandant's performance and historical significance. The authors include Victor H. Krulak, Edwin Howard Simmons, Joseph H. Alexander, Merrill Bartlett, and the editors. Introductory essays by Allan R. Millett provide a general interpretation of the history of the Marine Corps through the leadership of the Commandants and the organizational changes at Headquarters Marine Corps. Millett also outlines the contributions made by the Commandants serving since 1983. From the appointment of Samuel Nicholas in...
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