American Commando : Evans Carlson, His WWII Marine Raiders, and America's First Special Forces Mission (Paperback)

Author: Wukovits, John

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

Before the Green Berets...Before the Navy SEALs...Before the Army Rangers...There was the Long Patrol.
November 1942: in the hellish combat zone of Guadalcanal, one man would make history.
Lt. Col. Evans Carlson was considered a maverick by many of his comrades-and an outright traitor by others. He spent years observing guerrilla tactics all over the world, and knew that those tactics could be used effectively by the Marines.
Carlson and an elite fighting force-the 2nd Raider Battalion-embarked upon a thirty-day mission behind enemy lines where they disrupted Japanese supplies, inflicted a string of defeats on the enemy in open combat, and gathered invaluable intelligence on Japanese operations on Guadalcanal. And in the process they laid the foundation for every branch of Special Forces in the modern military.
Here, for the first time, is a riveting account of one man, one battalion, and one mission that would forever change the ways of warfare.

Specifications

Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780451229984
SKU 212753297
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0451229983
Release Date 5/4/2010
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6L x 0.75T
From the Publisher
Editors Note Before the Green Berets...Before the Navy SEALs...Before the Army Rangers...There was the Long Patrol. || November 1942: in the hellish combat zone of Guadalcanal, one man would make history. || Lt. Col. Evans Carlson was considered a maverick by many of his comrades-and an outright traitor by others. He spent years observing guerrilla tactics all over the world, and knew that those tactics could be used effectively by the Marines. || Carlson and an elite fighting force-the 2nd Raider Battalion-embarked upon a thirty-day mission behind enemy lines where they disrupted Japanese supplies, inflicted a string of defeats on the enemy in open combat, and gathered invaluable intelligence on Japanese operations on Guadalcanal. And in the process they laid the foundation for every branch of Special Forces in the modern military. || Here, for the first time, is a riveting account of one man, one battalion, and one mission that would forever change the ways of warfare.
Product Attributes
eBooks Kobo
Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0337
Publisher Nal Caliber

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping  
BookCloseouts $4.49 + $3.99 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock
New, unread, publisher over-stock copies. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee! Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Books2AnywhereUS $14.06 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock
Brand new book!
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Buy.com
$12.70 + $3.10 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns

On Order
Add to Cart
loading
$4.49 + $3.99 shipping
$17.00 You save $12.51 (73%)
Earn 5 ($0.05) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: Paperback
Condition: Brand New
In Stock. Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  BookCloseouts
What is a Marketplace and Shop Owner?
  • Our marketplace is a platform where approved third-party retailers (Shop Owners) can sell their products
  • Items are sold and shipped by Shop Owners
  • Your credit card and personal information remain secure; Rakuten.com meets all PCI Security Standards.
  • Purchases can only be returned to the Shop Owner
  • All purchases receive Rakuten Super Points™
ADVERTISEMENT
Promotions & Offers (1)
  •  custom promo
    5% Back Sitewide with Promo Code REWARDME at Checkout - Ends 8/31/15 *See page for details
Buy From Other Sellers (3)
kobo
  • Take your library with you wherever you go
  • Use the device you want to use… smartphone, desktop and many of today’s most popular eReaders

WHY KOBO?

We love the Kobo eReading service… and we know you will too. We’ve partnered with them to bring you the most flexible, enjoyable eReading experience in the U.S.

SHOPPING ON KOBO

You’ll be asked to sign in or create a new account with Kobo. Once you do, you’ll immediately get access to millions of titles and be ready to start eReading. Anytime. Anyplace.

continue to kobo
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT