Miracle at Belleau Wood

The Birth of the Modern U.S. Marine Corps

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Publisher Description

Military Book Club® Main Selection   History Book Club® Featured Alternate*The battle that transformed a group of common soldiers into the modern-day Marine CorpsMiracle at Belleau Wood begins in June 1918 at Les Mare Farm in France with just 200 U.S. marines, who spilled their blood to prevail against impossible odds, resisting an overwhelming German force of thousands and turned the battle back against the enemy, saved Paris, saved France, and saved the Allied hope of  victory. Called “the Gettysburg of the Great War” by many at the time, it rescued America and its allies from almost certain defeat. This book tells the riveting story of the modern marines as America’s fiercest and most effective warriors, the world’s preeminent fighting elite. Miracle at Belleau Wood is the story of an epoch-making battle--a battle that elevated the Corps to legendary status and forever burned them into the American imagination.  Praise for Miracle at Belleau Wood “Axelrod brings us back vividly to the shocking casualties of ‘the war to end all wars.’”—Bing West, author of No True Glory, former Assistant Secretary of Defense “Alan Axelrod has perfectly captured the embodiment of U.S. Marines and their unparalleled Esprit de Corps. . . . A must read!”—Jay Kopelman, author of the best-selling From Baghdad with Love “Axelrod is one of America’s great military historians. He’s done it this time with riveting non-stop action that reads like the best of Hemingway’s frontline reports plus the Marine Corps novels of W.E.B. Griffin. Axelrod pushes you right into the action, onto the battlefield, and never lets up.”—Paul B. Farrell, JD, PhD, syndicated columnist for Dow Jones’s MarketWatch, former Staff Sergeant in the US Marine Corps Praise for Patton: A Biography“Like Patton at his best: polished, precise, and persuasive.”—Kirkus Reviews 

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2013
August 31
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Lyons Press
SELLER
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
SIZE
4.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Rusty Tuffputts ,

US Marine History

I wanted to know more about exactly what the Marine Corps did to earn the name Teufel Hunden at the Battle for Belleau Wood during WWI. This book explains how that came about in great detail. The only thing lacking in my opinion would be the inclusion of maps showing specific unit locations on different days, although the author’s sometimes “wordy” directional descriptions DID suffice.

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