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First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps (Bluejacket Books) Paperback – Illustrated, February 22, 1999
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A fascinating combination of memoir and study of the U.S. Marine Corps. -- Booklist
General Krulak's skills as a journalist enhance the telling of his tales surrounding the Corps's history...his personal recollections add immeasurably to the book's quality. --National Defense
- Item Weight : 13 ounces
- Paperback : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1557504644
- ISBN-13 : 978-1557504647
- Dimensions : 6.1 x 0.68 x 9.04 inches
- Publisher : Naval Institute Press; Bluejacket Books edition (February 22, 1999)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #191,922 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A timeless classic that helps all readers understand what it means to our nation's defense to breed a Corps of Marines!
Grady Birdsong, USMC
Vietnam 1968 - 1969
Krulak does a masterful job of blending his own personal journey and experiences in with the Marine Corps' history. I intended to read this book slowly over the course of several weeks, but found that I was hesitant to put the book down at the end of each chapter and finished much sooner than I had planned.
If you are interested in the history of the Marines, this is your book. You will never find a more factual, comprehensive history. After all, Lt Gen Krulak was involved in practically every event that saved the Corps from being eliminated as a member of the Department of Defense.
I suggest that you read "Brute" before reading "First to Fight". This will give you a first hand account of Krulak and how he was the only person who could write this history.
Allen C. Livingston, Sr.
Colonel, US Army (Retired)