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First to fight : an inside view of the U.S. Marine Corps

Author: Victor H Krulak
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Deftly blending history with autobiography, action with analysis, the legendary Marine general Victor "Brute" Krulak offers here a riveting insider's chronicle of U.S. Marines--their fights on the battlefield and off, and their extraordinary esprit de corps. He not only takes a close look at the Marine experience during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam--wars in which Krulak was himself a participant--but also  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Naval history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor H Krulak
ISBN: 0870217852 9780870217852 1557504644 9781557504647
OCLC Number: 11043084
Description: xviii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Voyage toward oblivion and back, or How the Marines were almost merged out of business --
Wheels within wheels --
Reprise, reprise, and reprise --
The amphibious assault and how it grew --
Ideas but no boats --
Breaching the coral wall --
The Marines' push button --
You can't get there from here: the Inchon story --
Do it on the cheap --
The honorable act of institutional theft --
This precious few --
A new kind of war --
A conflict of strategies --
The Dienbienphu that wasn't --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Victor H. Krulak.

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Marine general Victor "Brute" Krulak offers a riveting insiders's chronicle of US Marines - their fights on the battlefield and off, and their extraordinary esprit de corps. He not only takes a close  Read more...

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