For Country and Corps: The Life of General Oliver P. Smith by Gail B. Shisler

By Gail B. Shisler

Oliver P. Smith fought at Peleliu and Okinawa after which commanded the first Marine department in Korea through the attack at Inchon, the recapture of Seoul, and the breakout from the Chosin Reservoir. known as one of many 20th century's nice Marine leaders, Smith used to be often called an exceptional strive against commander and a guy of significant mind and ethical braveness. This biography, written through the granddaughter he helped elevate, illuminates the general's amazing lifestyles. It attracts on interviews, oral histories and a radical exam of letters held via the relatives and never formerly to be had to researchers. Gail Shisler's research of Smith's dating together with his military superiors in Korea and together with his Marine Corps friends and superiors takes exception to formerly released descriptions and provides new insights into the Corps' postwar conflict for survival.

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