Keep your butt down and your ears up, people, 'cause here comes a tie-in to the hit History Channel show, featuring outrageous host R. Lee Ermey, who answers questions about military technology -- past, present, and future.
Now in its fourth season, Mail Call is the most popular program on the History Channel and the only show in America where the host has a bazooka and knows how to use it! In this tie-in book, just as on the show, R. Lee Ermey -- in his singular, in-your-face style -- provides entertaining and little-known facts about the vast arsenal of deadly hardware used by the armed forces. Mail Call is filled with historical anecdotes, interesting factoids, quotes from top military experts, and much more.
This book is sure to appeal not only to military nuts and "gear heads," which is a very sizable audience in itself, but also to garden-variety history buffs; Ermey's repertoire runs the historical gamut from ancient catapults to Samurai swords to Civil War cannons to modern grenade launchers.
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Listen up, maggots! R. Lee Ermey is a retired Marine sergeant, drill instructor, Vietnam veteran, and actor. He has appeared in more than sixty movies, including Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket, Dead Man Walking, and Leaving Las Vegas. He lives in California. Now drop and give me twenty!From Booklist:
Ermey may be best known for playing a marine D.I. (drill instructor) in Full Metal Jacket, but he actually was one once. Nowadays he answers viewers' questions about military history on the History Channel show that gives its name to this book. He tackles more than a hundred subjects, "in the air, on land, and sea," as "The Marines' Hymn" puts it, complementing that variety of subjects with a large, excellent set of illustrations of things including rations, weapons, vehicles, and himself. The book is also noteworthy for concocting language with the salty flavor of a D.I. without exceeding PG rating standards. Since younger readers stand to make up much of the potential audience, though, the PG was a must (adults completely new to the modern military will learn from it, too). The book is stronger on World War II and after than on earlier periods, and on land warfare than on naval and air engagements, but always eminently readable and accurate. Roland Green
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