From the earliest days of his 34-year military career, Victor "Brute" Krulak displayed a remarkable facility for applying creative ways of fighting to the Marine Corps. He went on daring spy missions, was badly wounded, pioneered the use of amphibious vehicles, and masterminded the invasion of Okinawa. In Korea, he was a combat hero and invented the use of helicopters in warfare. In Vietnam, he developed a holistic strategy in stark contrast to the Army's "Search and Destroy" methods---but when he stood up to LBJ to protest, he was punished. And yet it can be argued that all of these accomplishments pale in comparison to what he did after World War II and again after Korea: Krulak almost single-handedly stopped the U.S. government from abolishing the Marine Corps.
©2010 Robert Coram (P)2010 Tantor
This is the best biography I've read. Left a deep impression and also is very entertaining! Highly recommend this book
My wife and I truly enjoyed listening to this book. Brute's contributions to the Marine Corps and the nation are immeasurable!!! This is a must read...especially for Marines. I'm an active duty SgtMaj with 22 years in service and I learned a whole lot from this book.
One of the most in-depth and interesting bios I have read/listened to. Highly recommended for any person interested in history/military or polarizing figures.
I greatly admired General Krulak, I was his driver for two years. He loved his Marines and their well being was always his first concern for them. He was especially fond of the junior enlisted Marines in his command, he had a wonderful sense of humor and was held in high esteem by the Marines under him.
Outstanding story of an outstanding man and officer. Truly a one of a kind person as the subject and number one kind of writing skills. If you are a former Marine our currently serving I highly recommend this book. If you are our were in another service you should read it too, but prepare to be all sorts of 'butt-hurt'. Not just written week by the way, but the narrator's performance was spot on.
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