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. Marine general Victor “Brute” Krulak offers here a riveting insiders’s chronicle of U.S. Marines – their fights on the battlefield and off, and their extraordinary esprit. SUBJECT: First to Fight is about Lieutenant General Victor H. Krulak’s personal experiences in the Marine Corps, and his ideas and opinions on how he views.

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To all Marines, past, present, and future, and all those who respect them, and all those who are protected by them, General Victor Krulak submits an unprecedented examination of the USMC, their conflicts on the battlefield and off, and their extraordinary esprit de corps.

Jun 01, Nate rated it really liked it. Marines in World War II”. United Nations Korea Medal. United States Marine Corps.

Find Rare Books Book Value. This was in keeping with the administration’s policy of graduated pressure on the North Vietnamese. God only knows that there had been a few selections on the Commandant’s Professional Reading List that I just simply did not enjoy. Examples from these chapters the most interesting, by the way are things like how thrifty and inventive Marines are. Retrieved January 5, May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text.

Cody rated it it was amazing Jan 25, As a result, Krulak retired on June 1,receiving a Navy Distinguished Service Medal for his performance during that period.

Victor H. Krulak

This book should be a mandatory read for all new Marine Corps Officers at the Officers Basic Course and for any officers who have thus far made it to any career-level, Marine Corps professional development course but have somehow not yet read the book. Jun 23, Rick Barcenas rated it liked it.


Written by Chuck Krulak’s dad, it give you a peek into what it was like fighting through the beltways of Congress for survival, and gave me a sly smirk when we remained untouched and defiant. It was an informative albeit dry read. Used book in good condition.

Victor H. Krulak – Wikipedia

The Marine Corps survives today because it’s mission is made flexible to suit the needs of this great nation and we will continue in this manner until the fight for the Marine Corps life is put on the chopping block again. Krulak, rose to become the 31st Commandant of the Marine Corps. As noted by LtGen Krulak: The sentence structure is often overly complex, bordering on run-on sentences; so much so that I wonder if he hired an edit A truly awful book in so many ways. The Saint Bookstore Condition: The kind you would hear if you had bumped into the author, Lt Gen Krulak at a bar and got to hear a few hours worth of war stories Archived from the original on February 23, No dust jacket as issued.

Books by Victor H.

First to Fight

What makes Biblio different? Krulak, Marine Behind U. First of all 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. But having said all of that, let’s just say that all of my doubts about the worthiness of this book were quickly quelled.

Mar 06, Tim rated it really liked it. While Tomas Ricks gives the reader a deeper understanding of the Marine Virst and its unique culture through the story of a single platoon at Parris Island, Krulak delivers an extraordinary tour of history responsible for the Corps’ culture we see today.

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

First To Fight 2 56 Nov 30, Great Expectations Rare Books Published: Naval Institute Press, At the beginning of the warKrulak put forward the “Spreading Inkblot Theory. See also our listing for Charles Henderson’s Marshalling the Faithful: Krulak has been involved in some historical moments but he focuses so much on names and dry details that the impact of what he is describing is lost. Jun 15, Eric rated it liked it Shelves: For the next four years, Krulak was responsible for all Fleet Marine Force units in the Pacific, including some 54 trips to the Vietnam theater.

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He served as president and trustee of the Zoological Society of San Diego. I am generally swayed by General Krulak’s argument – and we must return to our frugal past quickly or that virtue and krhlak virtue of our nation will be jeopardized.

The Corps is in a sense like a primitive tribe where each generation has its medicine men—keepers of the tribal mythology, protectors of the tribal customs, and guardians of the tribal standards. She was a formidable member of the U.

Light to moderate shelf wear. Dec 12, John rated it really liked it Shelves: But during those years of excess directly after the war the Marines did nothing extraordinary, in the eyes of congress and top military leaders, that the Army could not do also. Kennedy helped evacuate Krulak’s force victot Choiseul at the end of the operation. Cover has chipped corner, edge tears and chips, and some wear and soiling.

Otherwise don’t bother, it’s just poorly written propaganda. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.