The Last Parallel: A Marine's War Journal




      The Last Parallel: A Marine's War Journal
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. Download The Last Parallel: A Marine's War Journal – heartforum.co.uk

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.

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  • Paperback
  • 333 pages
  • The Last Parallel: A Marine's War Journal
  • Martin Russ
  • English
  • 11 October 2019
  • 0880642378

10 thoughts on “ The Last Parallel: A Marine's War Journal

  1. Joseph Spuckler says:

    The Last Parallel by Martin Russ is a Marine s journal of his experience in the Korean War Russ was an American military author, Marine, and associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University He was born in Newark in 1931, attended St Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., but dropped out in his junior year to join the Marines The journal opens with a description of Camp Pendleton Although written thirty years before I joined the Marines, the areas of Camp Pendleton were still familiar to me The Last Parallel by Martin Russ is a Marine s journal of his experience in the Korean War Russ was an American military author, Ma...

  2. Jamie says:

    Whoever wrote the publisher s blurb on the cover that this is one of the best books about combat ever written had clearly not read many books of this genre However, I nevertheless liked it and thought the author did a good job showing life during the latter stages of the Korean War, when it had become static trench warfare, with offensive actions limited to raids and reconnaissance The reader gets a good feel for the organization, equipment, and daily routines of Marines maintaining front Whoever wrote the publisher s blurb on the cover that this is one of the best books about combat ever written had clearly not read many books of this genre However, I nevertheless liked it and thought the author did a good job showing life during the latter stages of the Korean War, when it had become static trench warfare, with offensive actions limited to raids and reconnaissance The reader gets a good feel for the organization, equipment, and daily routines of Marines maintaining front line positions Like all wars, it was mostly tedious and boring, with occasional moments of adrenaline fuele...

  3. Jack Tyler says:

    Okay, five stars Yeah, this is one of those books that I encountered in junior high school that had a profound effect on that 13 year old boy At 65, I still remember many long passages almost verbatim, and at 65 I still can t shake my love for the story And story it is Despite the fact that this is nothingnor less than the diary of a marine corporal caught up in the Korean War in 1953, there is indeed a long and involved narrative here It was that stable, stationary phase of the war, Okay, five stars Yeah, this is one of those books that I encountered in junior high school that had a profound effect on that 13 year old boy At 65, I still remember many long passages almost verbatim, and at 65 I still can t shake my love for the story And story it is Despite the fact that this is nothingnor less than the diary of a marine corporal caught u...

  4. Robert F. says:

    The author of this book entered the Korean War in its later stages when it was becoming a static situation with entrenched forces facing each other over what has become the demilitarized zone Patrolling, probes, listening posts There are no grand battles taking place, only small skirmishes, sniping and a lot of boredom This book is kind of an embellished daily diary of a relatively well educated enlisted Marine who went to the war willingly, even enthusiastically Thus, you are getting the The author of this book entered the Korean War in its later stages when it was becoming a static situation with entrenched forces facing each other over what has become the demilitarized zone...

  5. Al Swanson says:

    First book in the Korean conflict While I ve read dozens of first person accounts of WWII, WWI, Vietnam and later engagements, this was my first from the disagreement on the peninsula Much different than I expected The writer isof an author gone to war than a warrior playing at writing and that lent an interesting quality to the entire narrative Not as in your face gritty as most accounts I ll have to look for something written at an earlier point in the campaign, but this is a great F...

  6. Richard Lucas says:

    Difficult to maintain interestI gave this book 2 stars due to the lack of a proofreader Misspelled words, incorrect punctuation, use of words that are not in a large dictionary are only part of the reason the action in this book is difficult t...

  7. Rob says:

    When the New York Times says that it s one of the most gripping stories of combat ever told, that gets your attention Historian Stephen Ambrose claims it s the best book written on the Korean War Marine Martin Russ s chronicles of his duty on the front lines of the Korean War on his first night of watch duty the Chinese tried to overrun his position evokes the gut clutching qual...

  8. Joshua says:

    A must read, period Simply for the understanding of what a soldier goes through We all know someone who is away in Iraq or Afghanistan Try to get an understanding of what they are going through, even if this journal is from the Korean War.

  9. Jeffry says:

    Great book Informative, personable and funny The day to day life of a Marine during the final phase of the Koren War.

  10. Charles says:

    Excellent book

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