November 1997

Making the Corps

Volume 80, Issue 11

MAKING THE CORPS. By Thomas E. Ricks. Published by Scribner. 324 pages, with some photographs. Stock #83109. $21.60 MCA Members. $24 Non-members.

When I was growing up in a Catholic school, Sister Amiee Marie used to tell us that the Jesuit priests, with their training and zeal, were the Marines of the church. Today, Thomas E. Ricks in his book "Making the Corps" is saying, in essence, that the Marines are the Jesuits of the military services. And he makes a good case!

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