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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (104 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Coram Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the earliest days of his thirty-four-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 his these accomplishments pale in comparison to what he did after World War II and again after Korea: Krulak almost single-handedly stopped the United States government from abolishing the Marine Corps.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bowenarrow | 2/19/2014

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I've always loved Marines - especially my husband! But I learned a lot about the Marines, about the wars they've fought, the politics of the military and was inspired by this amazing man. He is known as a "Giant of the Corps," the most important officer in the history of the Marine Corps. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by C.a. Freeburn | 2/19/2014

    " I enjoyed the book. I was in the military and would have liked to have served under General Brute (but I still think the Army is better than the Marines). The biggest downside to me was that the book read more like a text book rather than a story. I prefer the creative non-fiction style for history and biographies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Josh | 1/18/2014

    " Best military book I have ever read. It's a must read for anyone in or thinking about joining The Few and The Proud "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Vincent Azzarelli | 1/6/2014

    " Outstanding analysis of a very complex individual that has had a lasing influence on the USMC and country. "

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About the Author
Author Robert Coram

Robert Coram was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his work as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He is the author of seven novels and four nonfiction books, including American Patriot: The Life and Wars of Colonel Bud Day and Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War. He lives in Atlanta.