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Best books on the U.S.M.C. (you might not have)

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Victory Point: Operations Red Wings and Whalers - the Marine Corps' Battle for Freedom in Afghanistan
Victory Point: Operations Red Wings and Whalers - the Marine Corps' Battle for Freedom in Afghanistan
"Vividly illustrates the limitations of special operations-only warfighting, the effectiveness of USMC COIN strategy, and why the Nation needs the Corps."
First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps (Bluejacket Books)
First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps (Bluejacket Books)
"Outstanding essays illustrating why the Corps is unique."
The Magnificent Bastards: The Joint Army-Marine Defense of Dong Ha, 1968
The Magnificent Bastards: The Joint Army-Marine Defense of Dong Ha, 1968
"I've always been proud to have briefly been a member of 2/4. Nolan's book taught me what made the Bastards truly Magnificent."
The Village
The Village
"COIN in action - fourty years ago. Unconventional.  Innovative.  Brave.  Marines."
A Sense of Values: American Marines in an Uncertain World
A Sense of Values: American Marines in an Uncertain World
"Out of print, but still out there - a look at the nitty gritty of MEU deployment in the '90's."
Marine: A Guided Tour of a Marine Expeditionary Unit (Tom Clancy's Military Reference)
Marine: A Guided Tour of a Marine Expeditionary Unit (Tom Clancy's Military Reference)
"Excellent look at how the MEU worked in the '80's and '90's."
Small Wars Manual
Small Wars Manual
"History shows yet again the Marines think ahead of their time..."
Mars Learning: The Marine Corp's Development of Small Wars Doctrine, 1915-1940
Mars Learning: The Marine Corp's Development of Small Wars Doctrine, 1915-1940
"Every clime and place ... how the Small Wars Manual came to be."
Handbook for Marine NCOs
Handbook for Marine NCOs
"I often wish all leaders lived up to the standards taught here."
Heroes: U.S. Marine Corps Medal of Honor Winners
Heroes: U.S. Marine Corps Medal of Honor Winners
"The epitome of leadership."
The Do-or-Die Men: The 1st Marine Raider Battalion at Guadalcanal
The Do-or-Die Men: The 1st Marine Raider Battalion at Guadalcanal
"Giants of the Pacific."
Dog Company Six
Dog Company Six
"Good fiction on an overlooked war.  A pseudo-autobiography?"
Semper Fidelis (Macmillan Wars of the United States)
Semper Fidelis (Macmillan Wars of the United States)
"Longer history."