To the Limit of Endurance: A Battalion of Marines in the Great War
Peter F. Owen. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2007. 248 pp. Maps. Illus. Notes. Bib. Index. $32.50
Reviewed by Major Brian A. Ross, U.S. Marine Corps
The combat service of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) in World War I has received much attention from scholars in the past few years, as evidenced by the wave of recent books published on the subject. Many of these works examine the operational movements of large, division and brigade-level AEF units, while others relate the more personal narratives of front-line U.S. servicemen engaged in a life and death struggle on the Western Front.