Battle Stars: Marines and the Quest for Superior Consciousness is a collection of short fiction
by prize-winning author Bill Specht, a marine combat veteran. Beginning with the Marine force sent to rescue the Legation in Peking
during the Boxer rebellion of 1900 and weaving through World War I, Nicaragua during the 30s, World War Ii, Korea, Vietnam, and concluding with the aftermath of the Vietnam War
, these stories saturate the reader with the intensity of life-and-death combat and go deeper to grip the mind and heart with the search for the meaning of human experience.
Battle Stars will undoubtedly find is place in the history of Marine Corps literature as the most controversial book ever written about Marines by a a Marine. Certainly no one will agree with every view presented in these mysterious tales, but every reader will enjoy the adventure and the mental exercise.