Martin Russ

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Martin Faxon Russ (February 14, 1931, in Newark, NJ – December 6, 2010 in Oakville, CA) was an American military author, Marine, and associate professor at Carnegie-Mellon University.[1] His first book, The Last Parallel, a New York Times bestseller and a Book of the Month Club selection, was based (with changed names) on his service in the First Battalion of the First Regiment of the First Marine Division during the Korean War. [2] J.D. Salinger called it “a very legitimate, sinewy, authentic war book”; [3] it was later optioned, but not produced, by director Stanley Kubrick. [4] Most of his later work was based on interviews with combat veterans.[5]


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  2. ^ Able Company, First Battalion, First Regiment, First Marine Division, The Last Parallel, p. 54.
  3. ^ Fromm International edition, 1999, rear cover
  4. ^ Mark Ervin; et al. "The Kubrick FAQ". Retrieved 11 November 2012.
  5. ^ New York Times obituary