Battle Cry by Leon Uris (Paperback)
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Listed in the 2019 Commandant’s Professional Reading List for Entry Level – Enlisted
Battle Cry follows the fortunes of a Marine outfit from boot camp to Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and elsewhere in the Pacific during World War II. Many of the events are based on the author’s WWII experience with the 6th Marine Regiment. The interactions of the characters and their ability to develop “esprit de corps” is a central theme.