Kentucky Marine: Major General Logan Feland and the Making of the Modern USMC
David J. Bettez. University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2014. 367 pp. Biblio. Index. Notes. $26.
Reviewed by Dick Camp
In Kentucky Marine David Bettez has authored an exceedingly detailed and fascinating account of Major General Logan Feland, one of the Marine Corps’ great leaders during America’s expansion as a global power in the early 20th century. Bettez describes Feland as a transitional figure who embraced change and “played a significant role in the Advanced Base Force, a forerunner of the Fleet Marine Force and subsequent amphibious warfare operations,” the basis for the Navy/Marine Corps island-hopping campaign in World War II.