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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...
Some of these books are offered by the Marine Corps Association at members' prices, and others need to be ordered directly from the publisher. If you are ordering from the MCA, please include $2.00 for shipping plus 75 cents for each additional book. The cost of shipping for maps is $1.50. Virginia...
"Study fortifies the strong character, and enables it to decide and act correctly in critical moments in exact proportion as its possessor has previously studied the art that he is attempting to put into practice."1 ASK ANY LIBRARIAN IN OUR MILITARY SCHOOLS AND colleges what officers are reading...
New Books Reviewed Great Battles of History Series: Edited by Hanson W. Baldwin. (J. B. Lippincott Co., $3.95 each).
The Question: What 10 professional books would you recomend as the nucleus of a Marine officer's library? Why? Capt B. H. Liddell Hart To make such a small choice from an abundance of good books is as tough a task as I have ever been asked to handle. It seems to me that the best way of approaching...
The Battle For Guadalcanal. By BGen Samuel B. Griffith, II. (Lippincott, $3.95) The Bookservice will sell a bundle of this one. Why? Simply because it's an excellent book, well worth reading. Not a "sea story," but a definitive work in the style of The Longest Day, describing the conduct of the...
The Battle of the Alma, By Peter Gibbs. (J. B. Lippincoit, New York, $3.95). Great Battles of History, Hanson W. Baldwin, General Editor. An excellent account of the events leading up to the Crimean War and of its decisive battle. Compliments Christopher Hibbert's excellent book, The Destruction of...
FMFM-9 Field Artillery Support (draft), By CMCLFDA. (MCS, Quantiro). This new draft manual (now going the rounds for field comments) demonstrates how immensely useful the series of FiMKMs can be. The old series of Landing Force Manuals (LFM) and Landing Forte Bulletins (LFB) had three faults. They...

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