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Historical dictionary of the United States Marine Corps /
Harry A. Gailey.
imprint
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1998.
description
xxviii, 253 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0810834014 (cloth : alk. paper)
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imprint
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1998.
isbn
0810834014 (cloth : alk. paper)
catalogue key
2184920
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-252).
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Harry A. Gailey was born 4 December 1926 in Kansas City, Missouri. After working in the engineering department at Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach, California, he entered the Army Air Corps in 1945. Later he attended U.C.L.A. receiving his B.A. (1953), M.A. (1955), and Ph.D. (1958) in history. He was chairman of the Humanities Department at Northwest Missouri State University before moving to San Jose State University in 1962, where he was a professor of history and the coordinator of African Studies. He has received research grants from the Ford Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and San Jose State University. Since 1975 he has been responsible for teaching all graduate and undergraduate military history courses at San Jose State. In 1972 he was named the Outstanding Professor and in 1978 the President's Annual Scholar. was a visiting professor at the University of Guam. He has directed symposiums on the Pacific War at the Admiral Nimitz Museum and the University of New Mexico, and he recently directed a year course for the Naval War College at the Naval Post Graduate School at Monterey, California.
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...contains a wealth of useful information about the Marines.
...recommended for libraries collecting in the area of military science.
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Reference & Research Book News, November 1998
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Summaries
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From its initial task of protecting American ships, the United States Marine Corps' role has expanded to include a wide variety of operations. This book offers a historical dictionary of the Corps.
Long Description
The Marine Corps has had a long and varied history of action. From its initial task of protecting American ships, its role has expanded to include a wide assortment of roles, including the recent peacekeeping operations in Somalia and Haiti. As the United States evolves, so does the structure and role of the Marine Corps. The Historical Dictionary of the United States Marine Corps is a unique publication since it provides a variety of information about the Marine Corps that would be nearly impossible to obtain from other sources. A brief narrative history of the Marine Corps from its founding to the present provides a key to understanding the varied tasks required of the corps and its members. Included for quick reference is a time line of the main events in the corps' history. Also included is a handy list of acronyms and abbreviations that allow the reader to decode the language of marine life, as well as a series of maps that assist the reader in locating the far-flung operations of the Marine Corps. A long bibliography of the most recent and relevant sources of information concludes the book. Also included are short biographies of Commandants of the Marine Corps as well as other celebrated marines--including many Medal of Honor recipients--and a short summary of conflicts in which the United States engaged and the role that the Marine Corps played in each conflict.
Long Description
The Marine Corps has had a long and varied history of action. From its initial task of protecting American ships, its role has expanded to include a wide assortment of roles, including the recent peacekeeping operations in Somalia and Haiti. As the United States evolves, so does the structure and role of the Marine Corps. The Historical Dictionary of the United States Marine Corps is a unique publication since it provides a variety of information about the Marine Corps that would be nearly impossible to obtain from other sources. A brief narrative history of the Marine Corps from its founding to the present provides a key to understanding the varied tasks required of the corps and its members. Included for quick reference is a time line of the main events in the corps' history. Also included is a handy list of acronyms and abbreviations that allow the reader to decode the language of marine life, as well as a series of maps that assist the reader in locating the far-flung operations of the Marine Corps. A long bibliography of the most recent and relevant sources of information concludes the book. Also included are short biographies of Commandants of the Marine Corps as well as other celebrated marines-including many Medal of Honor recipients-and a short summary of conflicts in which the United States engaged and the role that the Marine Corps played in each conflict.
Table of Contents
List of Mapsp. ix
Editor's Forewordp. xi
Mapsp. xiii
Abbreviations and Acronymsp. xix
Chronologyp. xxiii
Introductionp. 1
The Dictionaryp. 19
Bibliographyp. 239
General Worksp. 240
Official Histories: Marine Corps Publicationsp. 241
Pre-World War IIp. 241
World War IIp. 242
Korea to Vietnamp. 243
Vietnamp. 243
Post-Vietnamp. 244
Nonofficial Publicationsp. 244
Pre-World War IIp. 244
World War IIp. 246
Korea to Vietnamp. 249
Vietnamp. 250
Post-Vietnamp. 251
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