The only existing first-person, insider account of Marine Corps Boot Camp, documenting the good, the bad, the ugly and the hilarious in the making of the Few and the Proud. Patrick Turley captured it in his forthcoming book “Welcome to Hell: Three and a Half Months of Marine Corps Boot Camp”. John Patrick Shanley said it only as a former Marine and Pulitzer Prize winner could: “It’s great to have gone to Marine Corps boot camp. It’s terrible to be in Marine Corps boot camp. It’s fun to read about Marine Corps boot camp.”
“This well-told and entertaining insider’s description of the deadly serious and also sometimes humorous process of making Marines will bring back memories to all former Corps members and provide some understanding of their special quality to those who only occasionally glimpse them in an airport.” – Publisher’s Weekly
Welcome to Hell: Three and a Half Months of Marine Corps Boot Camp was released on on August 14, 2012 by Chronology Books (an imprint of History Publishing Co.). It is available on Amazon.com, Amazon UK, and Barnes & Noble in print and as an e-book.