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Author McManus, John C., 1965-

Title Grunts : inside the American infantry combat experience, World War II through Iraq / John C. McManus

Publ Info New York : NAL Caliber, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  UA28 .M39 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript viii, 518 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, plans ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 449-458) and index
Contents Guam, July 1944 : amphibious combat against a self-destructive enemy -- Peleliu, September 1944 : amphibious combat against a clever, defensive-minded enemy -- Aachen, 1944 : knocking 'em all down on a politically unrestrained urban battlefield -- Scenes from the northern shoulder of the bulge : men against tanks and everything else -- Operation Masher/White wing : air mobility, attrition, and the big-unit grunts of Vietnam -- Counterinsurgency from the barrel of a gun : the marine combined action platoons -- Attrition and the tears of autumn : Dak To, November 1967 -- Eleven mikes and eleven bravos : infantry moments in the ultimate techno-war -- Grunts in the city : urban combat and politics : Fallujah, 2004 -- "Watch out for IEDs!" : twenty-first-century counterinsurgent warfare through the eyes of one infantry regiment in Iraq
Note Describes the history of the American soldier during four decades of warfare, from the Battle of the Bulge to counterinsurgency combat in Iraq
LC subject United States. Army. Infantry -- History -- 20th century
United States. Army. Infantry -- History -- 21st century
United States. Marine Corps -- History -- 20th century
United States. Marine Corps -- History -- 21st century
Combat -- History -- 20th century
Combat -- History -- 21st century
ISBN 9780451227904