The Marine Book: A Portrait of America's Military Elite- By Chuck Lawliss
From its inception, the Marine Corps has been an elite fighting force. Lawliss has created a rich, insider's portrait of the Marines, with extensive accounts of the officer corps, Marine aviation, and the transformation of the Corps into a state-of-the-art war machine. Lawliss also covers the Marines in Kuwait with Operation Desert Storm. 150 photos and illustrations.