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First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps (Bluejacket Books)

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"Required Reading" Marine Corps Professional Reading Program

Bluejacket Paperback Book Series

In this riveting insider's chronicle, legendary Marine General "Brute" Krulak submits an unprecedented examination of U.S. Marines--their fights on the battlefield and off, their extraordinary esprit de corps. Deftly blending history with autobiography, action with analysis, and separating fact from fable, General Krulak touches the very essence of the Corps: what it means to be a Marine and the reason behind its consistently outstanding performance and reputation.

Krulak also addresses the most basic but challenging question of all about the Corps: how does it manage to survive--even to flourish--despite overwhelming political odds and, as the general writes, "an extraordinary propensity for shooting itself in the foot?" To answer this question Krulak examines the foundation on which the Corps is built, a system of intense loyalty to God, to country, and to other Marines. He also takes a close look at Marines in war, offering challenging accounts of their experiences in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. In addition, he describes the Corps's relationship to other services, especially during the unification battles following World War II, and offers new insights into the decision-making process in times of crisis. First published in hardcover in 1984, this book has remained popular ever since with Marines of every rank.

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Legendary Marine General "Brute" Krulak deftly blends history with autobiography to touch the very essence of the Corps.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [228]-243) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781557504647
Author:
Krulak, Victor H.
Publisher:
US Naval Institute Press
Location:
Annapolis, Md.
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
History, military
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Marine Corps
Subject:
United States History.
Subject:
United States History, Naval.
Subject:
Military-US Military General
Subject:
Military - General
Series:
Bluejacket Books
Publication Date:
19990231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
46, 41 photos; 5 illustrations
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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