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Chesty The Story of Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller, USMC by Jon T. Hoffman

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Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks .
Written in English


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Number of Pages672
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7427602M
ISBN 10037576044X
ISBN 109780375760440
OCLC/WorldCa50391699

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Aug 13,  · Chesty is an eye opening book about the Chesty Puller you know, thought you knew, and never knew. Jon Hoffman dives into the persona that defines what the title "Marine" means, and reveals the truth behind the legend of Chesty Puller/5. Oct 15,  · I was surprised that the book tells that Chesty is sued over the book Marine. The lawsuit is settled for $30, which is a hefty settlement in the early s. Chesty's personal life is both happy and sad. His family is successful but his son is badly wounded in Vietnam. Chesty dies in to a grateful for his service Marine Corps/5(). The book Marine!: The Life of Chesty Puller, ISBN , is about his life as a Marine. The book Chesty Puller's Rules of Success, ISBN , written by Bill Davis, Col, USMC (ret) explores 20 of Puller's "self-imposed principles of action" he gleaned from numerous meetings with the legendary kauainenehcp.com: June 26, , West Point, Virginia. A powerful and often controversial military biography of the US Marine Corps' legendary Lieutenant General Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller. by Lt. Col. Jon T. Hoffman. BUY NOW FROM our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

This was a great book about a great Marine and Marine Corps legend. I have read the book Marine but found this book to get into more detailed information about Chesty. I found the narrator to be perfect and he held my attention. The sadest part of the book was when Chesty said goodbye to his son and when he returned home from Vietnam. Aug 13,  · And then there is the saga of his son, who followed in Chesty’s footsteps as a Marine officer only to suffer horrible wounds in Vietnam (his book, Fortunate Son, won the Pulitzer Prize). Jon Hoffman has been given special access to Puller’s personal papers as well as his personnel record. Feb 24,  · The worst thing I could say about this book was that it was a little long ( pages plus another 68 pages of endnotes). I cannot call this a complaint, however, because Chesty led a very full life (understatement) and the book was as long as it had to be to tell that story. Long or short, I would readily recommend this book. Life and career. Lewis Burwell Puller Jr. was the son of Lt. General Lewis "Chesty" Puller, the most decorated Marine in the history of the U.S. Marine kauainenehcp.com followed in his father's footsteps and became a Marine officer. Puller graduated high school from Christchurch School in Christchurch, Virginia, in and from the College of William and Mary in Battles/wars: Vietnam War.

And then there is the saga of his son, who followed in Chesty's footsteps as a Marine officer only to suffer horrible wounds in Vietnam (his book, Fortunate Son, won the Pulitzer Prize). Jon Hoffman has been given special access to Puller's personal papers as well as his personnel record.3/5(2). Feb 03,  · The book says relatively little about Chesty's son, Lewis B. Puller Jr., who was crippled by wounds in Vietnam and later won a Pulitzer Prize for his memoir Fortunate Son. It does, however, offer. Jan 01,  · Free Online Library: Chesty: The Story of Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller, USMC. (Book Reviews). by "Naval War College Review"; International . Aug 01,  · Rather, "Chesty" is that rare thing, a scholarly book that reads like a kauainenehcp.com Puller was the ultimate grunt's grunt, always leading from the front and never asking his men to do anything he wouldn't. He was, and remains, revered, literally a legend in his own time. Col. Hoffman has captured the essence of both the man and the kauainenehcp.com by: 2.