In the blaze of a Carolina summer, among the poison ivy and loblolly pines, eight Marines are killed almost casually by misfired mortar shells. Deciding that his battalion has been 'doping off', Colonel Templeton calls for a 36-mile forced march to inculcate discipline. The Long March is a searing account of this ferocious ordeal - and of the two ...Read MoreIn the blaze of a Carolina summer, among the poison ivy and loblolly pines, eight Marines are killed almost casually by misfired mortar shells. Deciding that his battalion has been 'doping off', Colonel Templeton calls for a 36-mile forced march to inculcate discipline. The Long March is a searing account of this ferocious ordeal - and of the two officers who resist.Read Less
Fair. This vintage paperback has been read a lot, some good Karma from all that reading. Has heavy tanning from age. 1952 printing of this Korean War malaise story, a great and neglected bit of writing. MendoPower Employment Services carefully packs each book in high-quality bubble lined, envelopes. We appreciate your business and welcome any questions. MendoPower Employment Services will immediately and carefully pack this book in high-quality bubble lined, envelopes. Then we send you a confirmation e-mail. We appreciate your business and welcome any questions.
Very Good. New York: Random House, 1952. First Thus. Hardcover. 120 pp. Very good, in very good unclipped jacket. Light spotting on boards and text block edges. Jacket has slight rubbing on extremities.
Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 8vo 8"-9" tall; 120 pages; Signed by Styron on the title page. Tightly bound copy in original jet black cloth with titles in silver and red to spine; publisher top stain is uniformly bright red. Title lettered, pictorial dust jacket is bright and clean but lightly rubbed at spine ends and tips. A book club issue of the 1st hard cover edition, after the 1952 1st edition in wraps. Uncommon in signed copies. From Jere Real's collection of signed and inscribed modern literature. Real was a professor of film and literature at Lynchburg College; he coordinated visits and played host to the authors who appeared at the college as part of the Thornton Writer-in-Residence and Guest Reader program. NF/VG+; Signed by Author.
Fine in wrappers. 120 pages First edition, first printing. #22 @ $.95 with 24 titles on the back cover. Modern Library paperback. His second book, a paperback original. No hardcover edition was issued until 1962 in Britain and 1968 in the U.S. Near fine book with a touch of wear to the edges in wrappers. A beautiful copy!
First Edition, a paperback original. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Author's second novel. Very Good plus in printed wrappers. Foxing overall, reader's crease to the front wrapper, faint stain to the lower tip.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed By Author Bound in black cloth, stamped in silver and red. The first Hardcover edition (stated) of this novella that was originally published in 1952. A novel about a Marine Camp in the South. 120 pp. Signed by Mr. Styron on the title page.
In the 50's some young marines drowned during a forced march in the Carolinas. I believe a Sergeant was court martialed. This is not a fictionalized acount of that march. This novella deals with a forced training march also but is otherwise a different story. William Styron was indeed a marine although he states he was never in combat. As a soldier who likewise never saw real action, I can attest to the accuracy of the portrayals here. The difference between Reserve Oficers and Regulars even when both are combat veterans is well brought out.. The descriptions of the Carolina swamps, nature of fatigue, the desire to finish the mission at any cost even in a non combat setting are excellent. Nevertheless I felt something was missing. Overall the incident depicted was not that gripping for me, perhaps because it did not involve combat. Marine Corps training is famous for its rigor. Some officers are martinets even fanatics. Nevertheless the achievements of the Corps are legendary so perhaps even the real hard asses have their role. Anyway, I found this to be a good but not a great read. .
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