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Kentucky Marine

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A native of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Major General Logan Feland (1869--1936) played a major role in the development of the modern M... Weiterlesen
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A native of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Major General Logan Feland (1869--1936) played a major role in the development of the modern Marine Corps. Highly decorated for his heroic actions during the battle of Belleau Wood in World War I, Feland led the hunt for rebel leader Augusto Cesar Sandino during the Nicaraguan revolution from 1927 to 1929 -- an operation that helped to establish the Marines' reputation in guerrilla warfare and search-and-capture missions. Yet, despite rising to become one of the USMC's most highly ranked and regarded officers, Feland has been largely ignored in the historical record.In Kentucky Marine, David J. Bettez uncovers the forgotten story of this influential soldier of the sea. During Feland's tenure as an officer, the Corps expanded exponentially in power and prestige. Not only did his command in Nicaragua set the stage for similar twenty-first-century operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, but Feland was one of the first instructors in the USMC's Advanced Base Force, which served as the forerunner of the amphibious assault force mission the Marines adopted in World War II. Kentucky Marine also illuminates Feland's private life, including his marriage to successful soprano singer and socialite Katherine Cordner Feland, and details his disappointment at being twice passed over for the position of commandant. Drawing from personal letters, contemporary news articles, official communications, and confidential correspondence, this long-overdue biography fills a significant gap in twentieth-century American military history.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Kentucky Marine
Untertitel: Major General Logan Feland and the Making of the Modern USMC
Autor:
EAN: 9780813144818
ISBN: 978-0-8131-4481-8
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: University Press Of Kentucky
Genre: Sonstiges
Anzahl Seiten: 378
Veröffentlichung: 18.02.2014
Jahr: 2014
Untertitel: Englisch