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Chesty : Story of Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller, Usmc (01 Edition)

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The Marine Corps is known for its heroes, and Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller has long been considered the greatest of them all. His assignments and activities covered an extraordinary spectrum of warfare. Puller mastered small unit guerrilla warfare as a lieutenant in Haiti in the 1920s, and at the end of his career commanded a division in Korea. In between, he chased Sandino in Nicaragua and fought at Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, and Peleliu.

With his bulldog face, barrel chest (which earned him the nickname Chesty), gruff voice, and common touch, Puller became—and has remained—the epitome of the Marine combat officer. At times Puller's actions have been called into question—at Peleliu, for instance, where, against a heavily fortified position, he lost more than half of his regiment. And then there is the saga of his son, who followed in Chesty's footsteps as a Marine officer only to suffer horrible wounds in Vietnam (his book, Fortunate Son, won the Pulitzer Prize).

Jon Hoffman has been given special access to Puller's personal papers as well as his personnel record. The result will unquestionably stand as the last word about Chesty Puller.

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Synopsis:

Nicknamed Chesty for his barrel chest, Lewis B. Puller is considered the greatest Marine Corps hero of all time. Hoffman, in this balanced and much-noticed biography, deftly interweaves the legendary stories with combat critique, defending Puller's title as the epitome of the Marine combat officer.

About the Author

Jon Hoffman is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve and is currently serving on extended active duty as the deputy director of the Marine Corps History & Museums Division. He has spent sixteen years on active duty as an infantry officer and historian. He has a Masters Degree in military history from Ohio State and a law degree from Duke University. His first book, Once A Legend, a biography of Major General Merritt “Red Mike” Edson, won the Marine Corps prize as the best book of the year.

LtCol Hoffman lives in Virginia.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375760440
Author:
Hoffman, Jon T.
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Author:
Colonel Jon T. Hoffman, USMCR
Author:
LtCol Jon T. Hoffman, USMCR
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Generals
Subject:
Biography-Military
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.14 x 1.3 in 1.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Nicknamed Chesty for his barrel chest, Lewis B. Puller is considered the greatest Marine Corps hero of all time. Hoffman, in this balanced and much-noticed biography, deftly interweaves the legendary stories with combat critique, defending Puller's title as the epitome of the Marine combat officer.
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