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Making the Corps

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Thomas Ricks

Marines are different: distinct not only from ordinary U.S. citizens but from the ranks of the army, navy, and air force as well. The difference begins with boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, where the history and future of the United States … see full wiki

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Author: Thomas Ricks
Publisher: Scribner
2 reviews about Making the Corps
review by . February 17, 2005
Thomas Ricks has given us a good one here. This is an excellent book for both those who have never expierenced the military or basic training and for those of us who have. I think with the way the world situation is today, it is important that those who did or have not served in the military, to have some idea of just what a young man or woman goes through to become a soldier. For those who have gone through the expierence, this is a wonderful nostalgic trip. The author has given us rare glimpses …
review by . August 22, 2002
I bought this book as a gift for a Marine friend and ended up reading it myself. This book is a eye-opening introduction to the uninitiated and does a wonderful job of showing how modern Marines are molded during training. Ricks does a masterful job explaining the complex process of shaping disparate young men into a cohesive fighting unit. I highly recommend this book if you have Marine friends and want to gain some insight into their attitudes and values.
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