Miracle at Belleau Wood

The Birth of the Modern U.S. Marine Corps


Book Description

The Battle of Belleau Wood, stunning in both its concentration and intensity, was the fiery furnace from which the modern United States Marine Corps emerged as America's fiercest and most effective warriors, the world's preeminent fighting elite.

About Axelrod, Alan

Alan Axelrod, who holds a PhD from the University of Iowa, is the best-selling author or coauthor of more than sixty books, including Patton's Drive (Lyons Press), Patton: A Biography, a Military Book Club Editor's Choice; Patton on Leadership; and The Real History of World War II. He has appeared on Discovery Channel documentaries and has been an NPR guest.