Pete Ellise: An Amphibious Warfare Prophet, 1880-1923

Pete Ellise An Amphibious Warfare Prophet Few Marines have had impact on the Corps s history than Pete Ellis and none have been controversial This biography of the brilliant yet troubled Marine disputes many long accepted but unsubstantiated

  • Title: Pete Ellise: An Amphibious Warfare Prophet, 1880-1923
  • Author: Dirk Anthony Ballendorf Merrill L. Bartlett
  • ISBN: 9781591140269
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Paperback
  • Few Marines have had impact on the Corps s history than Pete Ellis, and none have been controversial This biography of the brilliant yet troubled Marine disputes many long accepted but unsubstantiated accounts of his life and death Ellis s legacy as the father of amphibious warfare is fully examined by the authors, who searched through family papers, fitness reFew Marines have had impact on the Corps s history than Pete Ellis, and none have been controversial This biography of the brilliant yet troubled Marine disputes many long accepted but unsubstantiated accounts of his life and death Ellis s legacy as the father of amphibious warfare is fully examined by the authors, who searched through family papers, fitness reports, Japanese sources, and interviewed eyewitnesses to solve the mysteries of Ellis s tragic life.

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    1. An OK book on one of the oddest Marine officers of the 20th century. During the early years of the 20th century, Pete Ellis helped come up with many of the doctrinal ideas that the Marine Corps used to develop its amphibious warfare capability. Then, in World War I, he served as a planner with the 4th Marine Brigade of the American Expeditionary Force, winning a Navy Cross and a Croix de Guerre for his efforts. Finally, after the war, he accepted an assignment as a spy on one of the most ineptly [...]

    2. Well researched and supported study of a man who truly was an enigma; an alcoholic visionary who changed the Corps forever but died under bizarre circumstances in peacetime. Well done.

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