- ISBN/SKU: 9781591142393
- Binding: Hardcover Textbook
- Number of Pages: 568
- Date Available: January 2011
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Compact and logically organized, this manual has earned a reputation as the indispensible guide for generations of officers seeking up-to-date information and sound advice on the Marine Corps. Many a well-worn copy can be found on the bookshelves of officers of all grades. This new seventh edition includes all recent changes in the Corps' organization and reflects the Gulf conflicts and the passing of the era of the superpower rivalry and the century of world wars. Full descriptions of current customs and usages are included, and practices no longer used have been deleted.
Kenneth W. Estes, a 1969 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served in a variety of USMC command and staff assignments until his retirement in 1993. The author of several books, including the prior edition of this manual, he holds a PhD in history and has taught at Duke University, the Naval Academy, and other institutions.
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