I Will Hold

Author: James Carl Nelson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425281485
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Clifton B. Cates's fame came from his consistent and courageous demeanour throughout the war. In the bloody second half of 1918 with the 6th Marine Regiment, he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Purple Heart, the Silver Star, was recognized by the French government with the Legion of Honour and the Croix de Guerre, and earned the nickname 'Lucky'. I Will Hold is the inspiring, brutal, and incredible true life story of a Marine Corps legend whose grit and unstoppable spirit on the battlefield matched his personal drive and sage wisdom off of it.

I Will Hold

Author: James Carl Nelson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698196732
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The incredible true story of Clifton B. “Lucky” Cates, whose service in World War I and beyond made him a legend in the annals of the Marine Corps. Cates knew that he and his small band of marines were in a desperate spot. Before handing the note over to a runner, he added three words that would resound through Marine Corps history: I WILL HOLD From the moment he first joined the Marine Reserves of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I, Clifton B. Cates was determined to make his mark as a leader. Little did he know what he would truly accomplish in his legendary career. Not as well-known as his contemporaries such as Alvin C. York, his fame would not come from a single act of heroism but from his consistent and courageous demeanor throughout the war and beyond. In the bloody second half of 1918 with the 6th Marine Regiment, he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Purple Heart, the Silver Star, was recognized by the French government with the Legion of Honor and the Croix de Guerre, and earned the nickname “Lucky.” I Will Hold is the inspiring, brutally vivid, and incredible true life story of a Marine Corps legend whose grit and unstoppable spirit on the battlefield matched his personal drive and sage wisdom off of it. INCLUDES PHOTOS

Five Lieutenants

Author: James Carl Nelson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312604238
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Documents the stories of five young Harvard students who met different fates while serving in World War I, drawing on uncensored letters and memoirs to illuminate the impact of the conflict on the educated class of soldiers. 35,000 first printing.

Miracle at Belleau Wood

Author: Alan Axelrod, author of "Generals South, Generals North"
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493032909
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The Battle of Belleau Wood, stunning in both its concentration and intensity, was the fiery furnace from which the modern United States Marine Corps emerged as America's fiercest and most effective warriors, the world's preeminent fighting elite. Miracle at Belleau Wood begins at Les Mare Farm in France with just 200 U.S. marines, who spend their blood to prevail against impossible odds, resisting an overwhelming German force of thousands until, joined by more marines, they turn the battle back against the enemy, save Paris, save France, and save the Allied hope of total victory. Call it, as many Americans did in 1918, the Gettysburg of the Great War, or compare it to the Spartan sacrifice at Thermopylae, it was the birth of the modern marines.

Devil Dogs

Author: George Clark
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 161251216X
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In telling the story of the extraordinary contributions of the U.S. Marines in World War I, this now-classic history examines the Corps’ entire experience in France. Now available in paperback, the book is a valuable resource for data, especially details about each unit and how they functioned. Bolstered with information from official documents as well as published and unpublished memoirs, readers follow the Marines from their recruitment, through training and shipment overseas, to the horrors of trench warfare. The famous battle at Belleau Wood is fully examined, along with the lesser known campaigns at Blanc Mont and Meuse River, and the critical engagements at Verdun, Marbache, and St. Mihiel. Readers learn how the 4th Marine Brigade earned the nickname “Devil Dogs” and why their experiences helped forge the Corps’ identity. It is a new addition to the Leatherneck Classics series.

His Time in Hell

Author: Warren R. Jackson
Publisher: Presidio Press
ISBN:
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"The casualties suffered by the 6th Marine Regiment during World War I were staggering. Remarkably, Warren R. Jackson may have been the only Marine in his company to remain unscathed as they fought their way from Verdun through the end of the war." "His Time in Hell is a memoir of a World War I Marine. In addition to providing a wealth of detail about enlisted service of that period, the reader will find that Jackson's normal human strengths and weaknesses shine through on every page. He saw his share of combat, though he wasn't always in the forefront of battle. He writes his account in a self deprecating, nonheroic tone. "Several times when it was still dark a storm of machine-gun bullets rained over our heads....My unselfish instincts prompting me, I used dispatch to get someone else between me and the bullets. While there were quite a bunch of us huddled there, my attempt was in vain, for others were trying to perform the same feat."" "Jackson must have done something right, however: he was promoted to corporal and awarded two Silver Stars and the Croix de Guerre. Based on his promotions and the fact that he was often chosen for roles that required intelligence and fortitude, Jackson indeed was a good Marine."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The 5th Marine Regiment Devil Dogs in World War I

Author: Michael A. Eggleston
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786497491
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More than 8,000 men served in the Fifth Marine Regiment during World War I and the occupation of Germany. Marine units were among the first to arrive in war-torn Europe in 1917, and they sustained greater casualties than other American units. This book tells the story of the "Devil Dogs" in World War I and the years after through the recollections of veterans recorded over the past century. The influenza epidemic that raged during the war is discussed. An annotated roster of the regiment lists each Marine, with service details provided where known.

The Remains of Company D

Author: James Carl Nelson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312650418
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Traces the author's research into his grandfather's World War I experiences with Company D, an effort that involved personal papers, obscure memoirs, and communications with fellow soldiers and their descendants.

Devil Dogs Chronicle

Author: George B. Clark
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780700618965
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First-hand accounts--drawn from memoirs, diaries, letters, and post-war interviews--of the experiences of the 4th Marine Brigade in World War I.

Kentucky Marine

Author: David J. Bettez
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813144825
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Best remembered for the iconic classics Gone with the Wind (1939) and The Wizard of Oz (1939) to the silver screen, Victor Fleming also counted successful films such as Red Dust (1932), Captains Courageous (1937), Test Pilot (1939), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941), and the groundbreaking Joan of Arc (1948) among his more than forty directing credits. One of the most sought-after directors in Hollywood's golden age, Fleming (1889--1949) was renowned for his ability to make films across a wide range of genres. In Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master, author Michael Sragow paints a comprehensive portrait of the talented and charismatic man who helped create enduring screen personas for stars such as Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, and Gary Cooper.