In this riveting insider’s chronicle, legendary Marine General “Brute” Krulak submits an unprecedented examination of U.S. Marines—their fights on the battlefield. LtGen Victor H. Krulak, who passed away on 29 December , was a Given Gen Conway’s focus on First to Fight for the modern USMC, and the Victor Harold Krulak (January 7, – December 29, ) was a decorated United States Marine Corps officer who saw action in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Krulak, considered a visionary by fellow Marines, was the author of First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps and.

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If you are into the back room politics the Corps had to deal with over the years, this is a great book but would recommend the biography Brute about Ike Krulak much higher. One Hundred Years of U. May 3, Imprint: Japanese Military Strategy in the Pacific War. The History of U.

Retrieved January 5, Sep 04, David Vlctor rated it liked it. Whatever the case may have been, I dutifully went out and found myself a copy of it.

Geoff Wright rated it it was ok Mar 24, Order of Service MeritSecond Class. Pearl Harbor to Guadalacanal.

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The book was written in three sections. As well, it should be mandatory reading for all career Marine and staff non-commissioned officers.

With my brother recently becoming a US Marine, I have been interested in military books. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Marines in the Korean War: Marine Corps by Victor H. Sep 16, Burt rated it really liked it. I am generally swayed by General Krulak’s argument – and we must return to our frugal past quickly or krluak virtue and the virtue of our nation will be jeopardized. First of krklak I have to say that the only reason I read this book is because all Marines are required to and I would look like a total douche on any promotion boards I went on if I had not.

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The sentence structure is often overly complex, bordering on run-on sentences; so much so that I wonder if he hired an editor at all. Oct 31, Keith Cavey rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Marines – their fights on the battlefield and off, and their extraordinary esprit figbt corps. Naval Order of the United States. The first half of this book is, frankly, a dry read.

So, I got the book and set down to read it, but truth be told, I was a bit skeptical. Part history, part account, this is a great book written by a man who was there.

I found the political and bureaucratic parts to be a bit boring, which sadly makes up a large chunk of the book. This book is populated by the heroes of the Marines, both on firt off the bullet-ridden battlefield: While stationed as an observer in Shanghai during the Second Sino-Japanese War inKrulak took photographs with a telephoto lens of a ramp-bowed landing boat that the Japanese had been using. Apr 24, Nicholas rated it it was amazing. A Vietnam Memoir Page “Krulak named Chu Lai after himself, having been the General who first flew vivtor the area and selected the site.


Naval Academy’s Distinguished Graduate award, which honors alumni who have “provided a lifetime of service to the nation or armed forces, have made significant and distinguished contributions to the nation via their public service and have demonstrated a strong interest in supporting the Navy or Marine Dirst and the United States Naval Academy. Jun 10, Jamon marked it as to-read.

First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by Victor H. Krulak

The Marine Corps has had to fight for its very existence over and over again. Aug 13, Kb rated it really liked it. When large enemy units were encountered then General Westmoreland’s overwhelming firepower should be employed. An Alternate History of the Pacific War.

As my highlighting would soon reveal, this book is chock full of things I had never known about the Corps Marine general Victor “Brute” Krulak offers here a riveting insiders’s chronicle of U. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

He retired from Copley inthough he continued to contribute to their news service. You submitted the following rating and review. Once I was able to get pase the first sections about the politics I enjoyed the remainder of the book. Jan 25, Savannah Carpenter rated it liked it.

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