The Greatest of All Leathernecks: John Archer Lejeune and the Making of the Modern Marine Corps by Joseph Arthur Simon
English | September 11th, 2019 | ISBN: 0807171972 | 368 pages | EPUB | 6.08 MB
Joseph Arthur Simon's The Greatest of All Leathernecks is the first comprehensive biography of John Archer Lejeune (1867–1942), a Louisiana native and the most innovative and influential leader of the United States Marine Corps in the twentieth century. As commandant of the Marine Corps from 1920 to 1929, Lejeune reorganized, revitalized, and modernized the force by developing its new and permanent mission of amphibious assault. Before that transformation, the corps was a constabulary infantry force used mainly to protect American business interests in the Caribbean, a mission that did not place it as a significant contributor to the United States defense establishment.