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The Resource No better friend, no worse enemy : the life of General James Mattis, Jim Proser

No better friend, no worse enemy : the life of General James Mattis, Jim Proser

Label
No better friend, no worse enemy : the life of General James Mattis
Title
No better friend, no worse enemy
Title remainder
the life of General James Mattis
Statement of responsibility
Jim Proser
Title variation
Life of General James Mattis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When General James Mattis took command of the First Division in 2000, he took for their motto a paraphrase of Roman general Lucius Cornelius Sulla: "No better friend, no worse enemy." In 2003, General James N. Mattis shared a "Message to All Hands," to his soldiers. He shared with them the importance of the mission, the goal to act with honor, and ended with the motto he brought to his division from a paraphrase of Roman general Lucius Cornelius Sulla: "Demonstrate to the world that there is 'No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy' than a US Marine." Mattis was the first Trump presidential cabinet nominee and received nearly unanimous, bipartisan support for his nomination, with only one vote against. He received a rare waiver of the guidelines that exclude recently active military leaders from the position of Secretary of Defense. What could create such unprecedented unity, even enthusiasm, in the hyper-partisan political rancor of 2017? Beyond Mattis' obvious military competence for the position, he also possesses such personal integrity, fostering universal confidence. Told through Proser's insight and talent for storytelling, it is this unimpeachable character that is the primary subject of No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy. He leads with insight, humor, fighting courage and fierce compassion - not only for his fellow Marines who volunteer to follow him through hell's front door, but for the innocent victims of war. His martial and personal values have elevated him to the highest levels of personal success and earned him the trust of his Marines and many fellow Americans. We are stronger both from his service and his example."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Proser, Jim
Dewey number
  • 956.7044/345
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mattis, James N
  • Generals
  • United States
  • Cabinet officers
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
Label
No better friend, no worse enemy : the life of General James Mattis, Jim Proser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-257)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2018010389
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780062803917
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2018010389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
No better friend, no worse enemy : the life of General James Mattis, Jim Proser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-257)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2018010389
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780062803917
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2018010389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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