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Best Marine Corps Books Everyone Should Read

Looking for the best Marine Corps books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. Marines: An Illustrated History (2015)

Best Marine Corps Books Everyone Should ReadLeathernecks are respected as the elite on countless battlefields around the world; read how they have earned it.The United States Marine Corps's history is one built on tenacity. A handful of bedraggled and unappreciated ships' guards known as Continental Marines more than 230 years ago grew to become, in the twenty-first century, a superb, multi-functional, ready-response force combining ground, air, and sea power.With their own ships, aircraft, and special operations capability, Marines have become the most versatile, self-sufficient, all-encompassing, ready-response warriors on the…
Author(s): Chester G. Hearn

2. The Marine Corps: Three Centuries of Glory (2013)

Best Marine Corps Books Everyone Should ReadThe United States Marine Corps is one of the most famous military units in the world. The Marine Corps: Three Centuries of Glory tells the story behind one of the most famous military units in the world from its creation in the 18th century through to the present day. The book begins with the Marine Corps’ origins during the colonial period, where battalions of American Marines were raised to fight alongside their British counterparts. It was not until 1798, however, that the Marine Corps was officially created by an act of Congress. Since that date, it has fought in Central America, China, both world wars,…
Author(s): B.L. Crumley

3. The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program: The Complete Combat System (2016)

Best Marine Corps Books Everyone Should Read2016 Reprint of 2011 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) is a combat system developed by the United States Marine Corps to combine existing and new hand-to-hand and close-quarters combat techniques with morale and team-building functions and instruction in the Warrior Ethos. The program, which began in 2001, trains Marines (and U.S. Navy personnel attached to Marine units) in unarmed combat, edged weapons, weapons of opportunity, and rifle and bayonet techniques. It also stresses mental and character development, including the…
Author(s): United States Marine Corps,

4. U. S. Marines in the Persian Gulf, 1990-1991 With the 2nd Marine Division in Desert Shield and Desert Storm (1993) (1993)

Best Marine Corps Books Everyone Should ReadPaperback: 107 pages Publisher: History and Museums Division Headquarters U. S. Marine Corps (1993) ASIN: B00EG8U8RW Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,271,210 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Dennis P. Mroczkowski

5. Miracle at Belleau Wood: The Birth Of The Modern U.S. Marine Corps (2018)

Best Marine Corps Books Everyone Should ReadMiracle 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…
Author(s): Axelrod author of “Generals South Generals North”, Alan, West, Bing,

6. Becoming A Marine Officer: The Ultimate Guide To Excelling At Officer Candidate School: USMC OCS 2018 Edition (2018)

Best Marine Corps Books Everyone Should ReadThe 2018 edition of the ultimate guidebook for those who want to become Officers in the United States Marine Corps. This book will teach you how to begin applying for OCS, what a successful application package looks like, tips to getting accepted, tips on preparing yourself fully for OCS, what to expect while there, and what to do in order to be successful and commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. Candidates who read this book increase their chances of success while at Officer Candidate’s School drastically. We want to see better Officers within the fleet, and the way to do that is to create better…
Author(s): O. A. Pozhidaev

7. Sergeant (The United Federation Marine Corps) (Volume 2) (2014)

Best Marine Corps Books Everyone Should ReadRyck Lysander has proven himself as a Marine, as a warrior. As he is promoted to sergeant, though, his mission expands beyond merely fighting to leading other Marines into battle. Ryck has his secret doubts as to his ability to be a leader of Marines, but he will not back down from the challenge.When an old ally becomes a new enemy, one well-equipped and trained, Ryck is pushed to his very limits as he tries to keep his Marines alive while fulfilling his mission of defeating the enemy on the field of battle. #118,695 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1374 in Space Marine Science Fiction…
Author(s): Jonathan P. Brazee

8. The Marine Special Operations Physical Fitness Training Guide: Get Marine Fit in 10 Weeks – Current, Pocket-size Edition (Carlile Military Library) (2018)

Best Marine Corps Books Everyone Should ReadGET IN Created by the ( ), this guidebook details a designed to ( ). Using primarily , the program requires and can be performed by .This course will required by the USMC’s elite unit to .This fitness program focuses on . It provides , and is designed to . . Information purposes only. #391,007 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #100 in ASVAB Armed Forces Test #6390 in Exercise & Fitness (Books) #3640 in Test Prep & Study Guides Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): US Marine Corps, Carlile Media

9. Tanks in Hell: A Marine Corps Tank Company on Tarawa (2018)

Best Marine Corps Books Everyone Should ReadWinner of THE GENERAL WALLACE M. GREENE, JR. AWARD for outstanding nonfictionIn May 1943 a self-described “really young, green, ignorant lieutenant” assumed command of a new Marine Corps company. His even younger enlisted Marines were learning to use an untested weapon, the M4A2 “Sherman” medium tank. His sole combat veteran was the company bugler, who had salvaged his dress cap and battered horn from a sinking aircraft carrier. Just six months later the company would be thrown into one of the ghastliest battles of World War…
Author(s): Romain Cansiere, Oscar E. Gilbert

10. Marine Corps Boot Camp Survival Guide: Everything You Need To Know To Prepare For (And Live Through) Marine Corps Boot Camp (2011)

Best Marine Corps Books Everyone Should ReadThis book is for anyone looking to enlist in the Marine Corps, those who have been in the Marine Corps or those who want to know what it is like to go through Marine Corps boot camp. It will answer the questions that you may not get from your recruiters and tell you first hand the secret to surviving Marine Corps boot camp….
Author(s): A. J. Cabrera

11. Leathernecks: An Illustrated History of the United States Marine Corps (2018)

Best Marine Corps Books Everyone Should ReadLeathernecks combines a lively, well-researched narrative with a generous selection of illustrations, many in color, and numerous maps to provide a topically and chronologically balanced history of the U.S. Marine Corps from its inception to the present day. Throughout the first century of its existence the Marine Corps seldom exceeded the strength of an infantry regiment but eventually became more powerful than many armies and developed the world’s most potent military mystique. Cameos of some of the individuals who made exceptional contributions to the Corps’ rich heritage…
Author(s): Merrill L. Bartlett , Jack Sweetman, et al.

12. The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) – Full-Size Edition: From Beginner to Black Belt: Current Edition, Complete & Unabridged – Build Your Warrior Ethos! MCRP 3-02B (Carlile Military Library) (2019)

Best Marine Corps Books Everyone Should ReadFROM TO Current edition: . – not the old version with line drawings.The for or (CQC) training program: rigorously designed by the USMC’s to enable to achieve hand-to-hand fighting skills , MCMAP takes martial arts from around the world and distills them into an that will, with training, repetition and cultivation, enable you to .BUILD YOUR CONTAINS: : Techniques described in this manual can cause serious injury or death. Practical application in the training of these techniques must be conducted in strict adherence with training procedures outlined in this manual. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN…
Author(s): US Marine Corps, Carlile Media

Best Marine Corps Books Everyone Should Read

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Twenty-Two on Peleliu: Four Pacific Campaigns with the Corps: The Memoirs of an Old Breed Marine

Author(s): George Peto; Peter Margaritis
Publisher: Casemate Ipm, Year: 2017, Size: 21 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2345350

The Marine Corps Way to Win on Wall Street: 11 Key Principles from Battlefield to Boardroom

Author(s): Ken Marlin
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, Year: 2016, Size: 559 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1567295

Dagger 22: U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan

Author(s): Michael Golembesky
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, Year: 2016, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1641407

US Marine Corps Recon and Special Operations Uniforms & Equipment 2000–2015 (Osprey Elite 208)

Author(s): J. Kenneth Eward
Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Year: 2016, Size: 63 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2128081

Marine Corps Tank Battles in the Middle East

Author(s): Marine Corps Tank Battles in th-Oscar E Gilbert
Publisher: Casemate, Year: 2015, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2084392

US Marine Corps

Author(s): Rebecca Rowell
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company;ABDO Publishing;Essential Library, Year: 2014, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1347578

Left of Bang: How the Marine Corps' Combat Hunter Program Can Save Your Life

Author(s): Patrick Van Horne, Jason A. Riley, Shawn Coyne, Steven Pressfield
Publisher: Black Irish Entertainment LLC, Year: 2014, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1393635

US Army and Marine Corps MRAPs: Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles

Author(s): Mike Guardia, Henry Morshead
Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Year: 2013, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1052499

Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal: History of U. S. Marine Corps Operations in World War II, Volume I

Author(s): USMCR, Lieutenant Colonel Frank O. Hough, USMC, Major Verle E. Ludwig, Jr., Henry I. Shaw
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Year: 2013, Size: 6 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1117834

Alligator Marines, the United States Marine Corps' 5th Amphibious Tractor Battalion in WW II (2nd edition)

Author(s): Donal B. Marshall, Shelly Marshall, Donald B. Marshall
Publisher: Day By Day, Year: 2013, Size: 1 Mb, Download: mobi
ID: 2084432

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly chart-busters according to The New York Times, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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