Books: The Fabulous General Chesty

MARINE! (403 pp.)—Burke Davis—Little, Brown ($5.95).

He shouted battlefield orders in a bellow that rattled the Halls of Montezuma. He stalked about under enemy fire as though he were daring anyone to hit him. He had an abiding love for the enlisted man who did the killing and the dying, and a sneering hatred for the staff officer who did the sitting and the meddling. He thrived on combat until he became a legend to his troops—the toughest fighting man in the whole United States Marines. His name was Lewis Burwell ("Chesty") Puller, and when he was retired in 1955 as a...

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