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THE LONG MARCH. A Novel. Hardcover – 1952

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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: New York: Random House (1952)
  • ASIN: B0014JEM28
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 4.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,623,245 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By An admirer of Saul on April 30, 2013
Format: Paperback
Culver and Mannix, two reservist marines, are recalled due to the Korean situation just five years after WW2 and five years of a civilian life in a fast changing post war world. Mannix is rebellious, unhappy at being recalled and damning of Colonel Templeton's order for a 36 mile march back to base. But out of spite for Templeton he determines to march his men the whole way because deep inside he is still a marine.....
An early short novella from the great William Styron exploring the growing freedom and liberation and changes that came post war as society pulled away from years of conformity, wars and austerity. Maybe shy of Styron's greatest works,but anything Styron wrote is well worth reading.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Unclebetty on July 16, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
No doubt that this story makes it clear why the military is for the young, especially the marines. The author shows how reservists may show their cynical side about the gun ho stuff after they were already in a war and then get called up for the Korean war. The author, having been a Marine himself, probably understood well the difficulty the called back veteran would have in getting back into the gun ho attitude of the naive young recruit. Good book, short read. It is not a condemnation of the military, rather a portrait of why it is hard to come back to the military after you have been away and matured.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ignatius Malibu on February 28, 2012
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I read this many years ago before starting my own career in the Army. It is a good example of overzealous leadership trying to expose weakness in their own troops by pushing them without the proper train up time and preparation. The commander wants to use the "look at me" example but for all the wrong reasons; and, of course, the officers to dare to question him are labeled as malcontents. The Marines get their fair share of this and to be honest, it's often unfair. The Marines are expected to live up to the reputation of being the "best of the best" and they get more pressure to go the extra mile. Sometimes this is made dangerous by putting the wrong guy in charge. Army combat units are no different and I've seen my share of guys like the commander in this story. Well written and more appreciated if you have been in the military and can relate to what is going on. Recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Avid Reader on August 10, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
In the blaze of a Carolina summer, among the poison ivy and loblolly pines, eight Marines have been killed by misfired mortar shells. Deciding that his battalion has been "doping off," Colonel Templeton calls for a 36-mile forced march to inculcate discipline. THE LONG MARCH is a searing account of this ferocious ordeal - and of the two officers who resist. In Lieutenant Culver and Captain Mannix, Styron has created unforgettable portraits of civilized men tested to their physical and spiritual limits.
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