In Many a Strife

General Gerald C. Thomas and the U. S. Marine Corps, 1917–1956
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Published:April 15, 2018

A veteran of both world wars and the Korean War, Gen. Gerald C. Thomas helped change the Marine Corps in the twentieth century. Though not as well-known as John Lejeune, Chesty Puller, and A. A. Vandegrift, he was, as this book clearly demonstrates, responsible for the transformation of the Marines into a highly effective amphibious assault force and Cold War force in readiness.

In this volume, the well-known military historian Allan R. Millett provides not only an assessment of General Thomas's career but an objective analysis of the creation of the modern Marine Corps. At the same time, he offers an expert interpretation of the "inside" leadership of the Corps. Millett has based the book on documentary research in private and official papers, including the general's own oral memoir and draft autobiography.

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  • Subject: U.S. Marine Corps
  • Paperback : 488 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1682472973
  • ISBN-13: 9781682472972
  • Product Dimensions: 7 X 10 in
  • Shipping Weight: 30.72 oz
  • “A fine, interesting and educational book.” —Baird Maritime

Allan R. Millett retired in 2005 after thirty-seven years as a professor of history and faculty associate of The Mershon Center for International Security Studies at The Ohio State University. He then became Ambrose Professor of History and Director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies at the University of New Orleans and senior military advisor at the National World War II Museum. He is the author or co-author of ten books. In 2008, Millett received the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. An infantry officer in the Marine Corps, he retired as a colonel from the Marine Corps Reserve in 1990.

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