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A Message to Garcia, written by Elbert Hubbard, has held a place on the Commandant’s Professional Reading List (CPRL) since its inception as the Marine Corps Professional Reading Program.
The name LtCol “Pete” Ellis is a part of our heritage both as a sea service and as a Service with a history of bold innovation that challenges conventional “wisdom” and then proves it in action. LtCol Ellis was very much a part of this tradition, and some might even go so far as to say he was one...
I f you ask any Marine why he reads, you will most likely receive several answers. He might say he reads to experience more, improve performance, or increase knowledge. Some may have even heard that you should read many books to achieve a 3,000-year-old mind. While these statements read well, they...
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Winston Churchill is often credited with stating, “Gentlemen, we have run out of money. Now we have to think.” Those words have a biting truth as our Nation, and more specifically our Marine Corps, enters into a period of fiscal austerity. But the question remains: How do we transition from a force...
SEMPER FI! A guide to books by and about MARINES. By George B. Clark, USMC (Ret.) Published by the Brass Hat Publishing Co., Newport, R.I. Soft cover. $8.00. Is here anything more frustrating than going into a used book store, searching for Marine-oriented bocks, and learning that the books are...
From Kabul to Baghdad and Back: the U.S. at War in Afghanistan and Iraq (cover)
Ballard, Lamm and Wood's book "From Kabul to Baghdad and Back" is a chronological synopsis of the concurrent conflicts that the United States undertook in Afghanistan and Iraq. Their thesis focuses on the challenges faced by the U.S. regarding the effective execution of these operations from both a...
To read Colonel Gerry Turley's book, "The Journey of a Warrior: The TwentyNinth Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps (1987-1991): General Alfred Mason Gray," is to understand how the 21st-century Marine Corps came into being. The picture that the author paints is of one man's journey, a man who rose...
Marine Sterling Mace has elegantly written of his time in "Hell" with Company K, 3d Battalion, Fifth Marine Regiment on the Japanese-held islands of Peleliu and Okinawa: "Nobody would believe a fraction of what I've seen. . .
Tinian. Ti/nia/n or Ti-ne-an. Translation: "calm, peaceful setting of the afternoon sun," from "trilial," an ancient Chamorro Carolinian term. How ironic, and almost fitting, that such a simply spelled, beautiful sounding name would become known in world history as the tiny launching pad for the...

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