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    DescriptionSemper Fi. The few, the proud. From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli. Once a Marine, always a Marine. The United States Marine Corps, with its fiercely proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor, is part of the fabric of American myth. No other group in America leaves so deep and permanent a mark on its members. Today, though, the Marine Corps feels increasingly besieged, at war with a new kind of enemy the vast social and political forces that it feels threaten to destroy its values. "Making the Corps" visits the front lines of that war: boot camp, Parris Island, South Carolina, "where the difference begins." Here, old values are stripped away and new, Marine Corps values, forged. Acclaimed military journalist Thomas E. Ricks follows sixty-three raw recruits, the men of recruit platoon 3086, from their hometowns to Parris Island, through boot camp, and into their first year as Marines. As three fierce drill instructors fight a battle for the hearts and minds of this unforgettable group of young men, a larger picture emerges, brilliantly painted, of the growing gulf that divides the military from the rest of America.


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    Title
    Making the Corps
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas E Ricks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 335
    Width: 143 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 331 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781416544500
    ISBN 10: 141654450X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC21: 359.960973
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000
    B&T Approval Code: A44252000
    DC22: 359.9/6/0973
    B&T Approval Code: N44254400
    DC22: 359.960973
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027110
    LC classification: VE23 .R5 2007
    Edition
    10
    Edition statement
    10th
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    31 July 2007
    Review quote
    Eliot Cohen Foreign Affairs A must-read for those concerned with civil-military relations in the United States.