Washington's Marines: The Origins of the Corps and the American Revolution, 1775-1777


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Savas Beatie
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6.3 X 8.6 X 1.7 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

Major General Jason Q. Bohm is a Marine with more than 30 years of service. An infantryman by trade, he has commanded at every level from platoon commander to commanding general in peacetime and war. Bohm also served in several key staff positions, including as a strategic planner with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Director of the Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School, House Director, Marine Corps Office of Legislative Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, and Chief of Staff of U.S. Naval Striking and Support Forces, NATO. Bohm has a bachelor's degree in marketing, a master's degree in military studies, and a master's degree in national security studies. Jason has written several articles for the Marine Corps Gazette and won various writing awards from the Marine Corps Association. He is the author of From the Cold War to ISIL: One Marine's Journey (Naval Institute Press, 2019).147659


"Jason Bohm's Washington's Marines provides wonderful insights into how the Colonials cobbled together a military force to fight the British. It also provides clear insights into the origins of the U.S. Marine Corps by placing what really happened in its historical past in place of myths."--Dr. Williamson Murray, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University
"This meticulously researched study presents the birth of the legendary United States Marine Corps that set the standard for the few and the proud. Rallying to Washington's call for all available units during ' . . . the times that tried men's souls, ' the Continental Marines took part in some of the most critical early actions that turned the tide of the Revolution. Washington's Marines is cinematic storytelling not to be missed."--Roger S. Williams, Vice Chair, History Committee, National Society, Sons of the American Revolution and Co-Founder of TenCrucialDays.org
"Jason Bohm has given us an excellent and useful book on the important contribution of Continental Marines and state Marines in pivotal campaigns of the American Revolutionary War. At Trenton and Princeton small numbers of Marines brought strength, courage, and leadership to the American cause."--Dr. David Hackett Fischer, acclaimed author of Washington's Crossing, Albion's Seed, The Great Wave, and Paul Revere's Ride
"Jason Bohm brings the early history of the Marine Corps to life in this compelling account of our nation's fight for independence. Through extensive research and engaging storytelling, he reveals that the multipurpose role the Marine Corps plays in our national defense today began with Washington's Marines in the Revolutionary War. Every Marine and student of the Revolutionary War will enjoy, and learn from, this book."--James W. Lukeman, Major General, USMC, Ret., President of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation