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Robert Wallace Blake

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Lieutenant Commander Robert Wallace Blake, USN (ret.) was a naval aviator whose civilian career included flying commercial jets.  He is the author of Bayonets and Bougainvilleas and From Belleau Wood to Bougainville: The Oral History of Major General Robert Blake USMC and The Travel Journal of Rosselet Wallace Blake.

 

According to the book description of Bayonets and Bougainvilleas, “This is the life story of a career Marine decorated for valor in three wars. It is also a narrative of family life in the first half of the twentieth century. The scene spans 1890s Seattle, San Francisco before WWI, battlefields of France, Quantico, and Berkeley in the 1920s. It moves on to Latin America and Spain in the 1930s, FDR's Washington, the Pacific war, Truman's Washington, and California in the era of Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Nixon.”

 

According to the book description of From Belleau Wood to Bougainville: The Oral History of Major General Robert Blake USMC and The Travel Journal of Rosselet Wallace Blake, “The book was written as a companion volume for the author's most recent work, Bayonets and Bougainvilleas. In this volume the author presents the verbatim text of two major source documents for that work; his father's ORAL HISTORY and his mother's TRAVEL JOURNAL, with his own added commentary. The HISTORY is the text of General Blake's official interview with Marine Corps historian Benis Frank covering the General's Marine Corps career 1917-1949. The JOURNAL is the transcript of journal entries and letters written by the author's mother during travels abroad and in the USA from 1931 to 1941. The author's commentary weaves his mother's words into a continuous narrative covering the Blakes' twenty-three year married life. Taken as a whole the book offers and unusual picture of military life in the separate words of the husband and the wife.”


Bayonets and Bougainvilleas
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From Belleau Wood to Bougainville: The Oral History of Major General Robert Blake USMC and The Travel Journal of Rosselet Wallace Blake
Robert Wallace Blake  More Info

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