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By George Barnett,Andy Barnett

George Barnett remodeled the us Marine Corps from an antiquated afterthought to a latest strength with a world recognition. After an extended apprenticeship as a junior officer, Barnett emerged as a pioneer of amphibious struggle. best the experimental complex Base strength Brigade at Culebra in 1914, he secured the Corps’ survival by way of constructing its amphibious project. Appointed Commandant a similar 12 months, Barnett ready the Marines for provider in Europe, overcoming competition from the military and army. with no him, the Marines wouldn't have served in France in the course of global struggle I.
Barnett left the submit of Commandant in 1920 and commenced dictating his memories of forty five years of carrier, together with his schooling at Annapolis, out of the country provider in Sitka, Samoa and Peking, and encounters with Robert Louis Stevenson, the Meiji Emperor and the Dowager Empress of China.
This variation of his memoirs contains chapter-by-chapter research by means of the editor and offers an unrivalled examine the Corps among the Civil battle and the Spanish-American battle. lengthy mined by means of students, Barnett’s memoir is now to be had to the public.

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