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Marines dodging death sixty-two accounts of close calls in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon, Iraq, and Afghanistan by

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Published by McFarland & Co. in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English


  • United States. -- Marine Corps -- Biography.,
  • Marines -- United States -- Biography -- Anecdotes.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.,
  • Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American.,
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American.,
  • United States Marine Compound Bombing, Beirut, Lebanon, 1983 -- Personal narratives.,
  • Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal narratives, American.,
  • Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American.,
  • United States -- History, Military -- 20th century -- Anecdotes.,
  • United States -- History, Military -- 21st century -- Anecdotes.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-324) and index.

Statementedited by Robert A. Simonsen.
GenreBiography, Anecdotes., Personal narratives, American., Personal narratives.
ContributionsSimonsen, Robert A.
LC ClassificationsVE24 .M37 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 335 p. :
Number of Pages335
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23001137M
ISBN 109780786438211
LC Control Number2008049017

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