Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1986. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xiii, , 417,  pages. Abbreviations. Author Index. Subject Index. Stamp on top edge. Pencil erasure residue on fep. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Born in 1916, Paolo Enrico Coletta graduated from the University of Missouri in 1938 with a B.S. in Education, and undertook graduate studies at the same institution. He completed his Masters degree in 1939, and his Ph.D. in 1942. After serving in the United States Navy during World War II, he taught at the United States Naval Academy as a Professor in the Department of English, History, and Government. "An extremely interesting and important subject, Marine Corps history should not be studied or portrayed in a vacuum. Therefore, in addition to strictly Marine Corps matters, attention herein has been given, where necessary and appropriate, to diplomatic, maritime, naval, military, aviation, geographical, political, economic, social, intellectual, scientific, technological, organizational, administrative, and personal history"--Explanatory notes. Condition: Very good.
Keywords: Annotated Bibliography, Marine Corps, Reference Works, Reference Aids, Chronologies, Doctrine, Amphibious Operations, Marksmanship, Logistics, Counterinsurgency, Uniforms, Insignia, Unit Histories