MIRACLE AT BELLEAU WOOD The Birth of the Modern U.S. Marine Corps ALAN AXELROD
By the time the Battle of Belleau Wood was over, Americans hailed it as “the Gettysburg of the Great War.” Although it did not win World War I, it did rescue America and its allies from almost certain defeat, much as the Civil War’s Gettysburg denied the Confederates victory.
In June 1918, all that stood between the German army and Allied defeat were 200 United States Marines. But Belleau Wood was more than the salvation of the four-year Allied crusade to “make the world safe for democracy.” The battle, stunning in its concentration and intensity, was the fiery furnace from which the modern United States Marine Corps emerged as America’s fiercest and most effective warriors, the world’s preeminent fighting elite.
Alan Axelrod is the best-selling author of Patton on Leadership, Encyclopedia of Wars, and Encyclopedia of the U.S. Marine Corps. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
By the best-selling author of Patton on Leadership
A fresh account of one of the most exciting World War I battles
The dramatic story of the battle that transformed the Marines from shipboard
soldiers and embassy guards to America’s fiercest warriors
Includes 16-page b|w photo insert
the lyons press
JUNE 07 1-59921-025-8 978-1-59921-025-4
$24.95 US–31.95 CAN
MARKETING CAMPAIGN National Publicity Campaign
Author Tour of US Marine Corps Bases (NC, VA)
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