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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
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5 out of 5 stars
By PaulaD on 04-26-15

Leaves a deep impression while also entertaining

This is the best biography I've read. Left a deep impression and also is very entertaining! Highly recommend this book

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ebauer on 04-03-17

Great read!

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.

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