Long Regarded As One Of The Best Books About Combat Ever Written, The Last Parallel An Undisputed Classic Of The Korean War Is Back In Print A National Bestseller And A Book Of The Month Club Main Selection, The Last Parallel Ranks Top Among Combat Soldiers War Records Of All Time , Said Fred T Marsh In The New York Herald Tribune John P Marquand In The Book Of The Month Club News Concurred The Last Parallel Is About The Best Account Of Combat I Have Read One Could Even Rate It As A Higher Achievement In Some Respects Than That Classic, The Red Badge Of Courage Every Reader Wilt See Death And Danger As Sergeant Russ Saw It He Will Wince At The Explosion Of The Mortar Shells Vicariously He Will Struggle Every Step Of The Way As Russ And His Companions Bring Back The Dead And Wounded It Is The Best Pro Marine Book Yet To Be Published And One That Should Be Read By Mothers, Wives And Sweethearts, As Well As Everyone Who Has Worn A Uniform
Martin Faxon Russ was an American military author, Marine, and associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University.Russ was born in Newark on Feb 14, 1931, to Carroll and Lavinia Faxon Dunn His parents were professional writers.After graduating from a private school in Connecticut, Russ attended St Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., but dropped out in his junior year to join the Marines Assigned to an ordnance battalion, Private Russ made a nuisance of himself until his request for combat duty was granted In later years, although he had no college degree, he taught writing at what is now Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
- 333 pages
- The Last Parallel: A Marine's War Journal
- Martin Russ
- 23 May 2017 Martin Russ