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  1. says:

    The most effective peolple are not always the most well adjusted Coram gives Krulak his due as a driven officer whose vision served America and the Corps well, but also gives us the ambiguity the dissembling about background and war experiences Krulak, for me, was ultimately redeemed by his willingness to confront LBJ with the bankruptcy of the Westland approach to the war This candor cost Krulak the prize he most desired When the czar s were running Krulak s ancestors out of Russia, The most effective peolple are not always the most well adjusted Coram gives Krulak his due as a driven officer whose vision served America and the Corps well, but also gives us the ambiguity the dissembling about background and war experiences Krulak, for me, was ultimately redeemed by his willingness to confront LBJ with the bankruptcy of the Wes...


  2. says:

    The reader will probably not like General Victor Krulak, although one has to appreciate his dedication, competence, and focus on the Marines, especially the troops Unlike Zelig, Brute is an active participant in the various points of history in which he is involved Pre WWII, WWII, Korea and Vietnam His championing of the Higgins Boat influenced the outcome of WWII However, Brute s is not the only story in the book For example, the political intrigues described in the book make you wonder ho The reader will probably not like General Victor Krulak, although one has to appreciate his dedication, competence, and focus on the Marines, especially the troops Unlike Zelig, Brute is an active participant in th...


  3. says:

    I was in the Corps from 1954 to 1957 and am damn glad I didn t have this martinet for a C.O In fact I never even heard of him till reading about Vietnam Except for his one skirmish in early WW2, he was what we grunts called a REMF rear echelon mother fucker Chesty Puller was the Marine we all looked up to I won t deny that Krulak did some good things for the Corps and he was probably a very intelligent man that stood up for what he believed in, but I think it obvious he road coat tails I was in the Corps from 1954 to 1957 and am damn glad I didn t have this martinet for a C.O In fact I never even heard of him till reading about Vietnam Except for his one skirmish in early WW2, he was what we grunts called a REMF rear echelon mother fucker Chesty Puller was the Marine we all looked up to I won t deny that Krulak did some good things for the Corp...


  4. says:

    Just couldn t get into this book at all Robert Coram gives the impression of being a completely amateur author who can t decide whether he s writing history, biography, memoir, or some sort of technical guide to Marine Corp politics There are n...


  5. says:

    A very complicated man, who left a complicated legacy I am married to one of his grandsons Amy danced the hula at our rehearsal dinner I had heard stories of the Moravian heritage, but news of the first marriage came as very much a surprise to the family I think that Coram presents a fair portrait.


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    BRUTE A biography of Lt Gen Victor Brute Krulak by Robert CoramVictor Krulak was an unlikely candidate for the Naval Academy His family were of Russian Jewish stock a fact he hid all of his life and he only stood 5 4 tall and weighed in at 116 lbs Technically too short and too light weight for the academy With an average score of 3.7 out of 4 on his entrance exams he was able to get waivers for his diminutive size, This would come back to haunt him when in 1934 upon graduation he was BRUTE A biography of Lt Gen Victor Brute Krulak by Robert CoramVic...


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    A most important book that provides historical information for all U.S Marines and any person interested in the Military History Brute was a force to be reckoned with successfully managing though unintentionally to peeve of LBJ for his handling of the Vietnam War in the micromanagement style his suggestions of handling the Vietnam War were later adopted by General David Patreaus in handling both the Surge ...


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    As I mentioned in a note, the author s writing was not up to his subject Gen Krulak s career is an interesting story worthy of a biography but this book just didn t cut it For someone really interested in a history of the USMC in the Twentieth Century this biography would be worth the read f...


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    I never knew history, especially military history could be so interesting Reading the biography of one of the most prominent Marines of the 20th century gave me a look at wars I knew little about, including WWII and the wars in Korea and Vietnam I never knew that the USMC seemed to be regularly under siege from the other military branches nor did I know how often they had to fight for the right to fight I m grateful to Victor Krulak and his colleagues for keeping our elite military branch a I never knew history, especially military history could be so interesting Reading the biography of one of the most prominent Marines of the 20th century gave me a look at wars I knew little about, including WWII and the wars in Korea and Vietnam I never knew that the USMC seemed to be regularly under siege from the other military branches nor did I know how often they had to fight for the right to fight I m grateful to Victor Krulak and his colleagues for keeping our elite military branch alive I was surprised to learn as much as I did about the evolution of the military helicopters and why we have Marine I versus Army I the Marines are there when you need them Krulak played an important role in the chopper s development, as well as in the Higgins boats which were critical elements in a number of foreign conflicts Brute also discusses the role the media played during, for instance, the Vietnam War For instanc...


  10. says:

    A one star review of book about a three star United States Marine Corps General They both should have had 4 stars.The life of Brute Krulak is fascinating and his role in the making of the modern Marine Corps is unquestioned His son became commandant of the same and that alone could be viewed as a monumental contribution.Unfortunately the author produced a well written cross between a journalistic biographical hit piece and hagiography It is all over the place The subject is tough but that s A one star review of book about a three star United States Marine Corps General They both should have had 4 stars.The life of Brute Krulak is fascinating and his role in the making of the modern Marine Corps is unquestioned His son became commandant of the same and that alone could be viewed as a monumental contribution.Unfortunately the author produced a well written cross between a journalistic biographical hit piece and hagiography It is all over the place The subject is tough but that s the role of the biographer in finishing a work of this type The flaws are all the authors and a worthy topic for reading is damaged.The book at times is nothingthan precise faint damning praise Love him or hate him because he was just another REMF that did what they do to a generation of soldiers, Krulak deserves a lot better That he cared for the Marines, his command, and was about getting the job done is never questioned How he achieved much that he did is brought in to question by C...


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Brute download Brute , read online Brute , kindle ebook Brute , Brute 326f52bc126f From The Earliest Days Of His Thirty Four 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 His 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.