By Jon T. Hoffman
Edson became one of the most versatile & respected Marines of his time: he was among the best combat leaders & most effective staff officers, an expert tactician, & also an artilleryman, a naval aviator, & a preeminent combat marksman. Hoffman tells all this with candor ... This thorough & readable biography covers not only Edson's career but also the evolution of the Marine Corps over thirty crucial years."--Naval War College Review. "Edson was one of the true giants of the Marine Corps. He has long deserved a well-written, well-researched biography. Jon Hoffman has provided just that."--Leatherneck Magazine.