Billjr13's Reviews > Brute: The Life of Victor Krulak, U.S. Marine

Brute by Robert Coram
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Thanks Goodreads. I enjoyed this book partly because I lived in Okinawa for a year and knew some of the history of the battles fought there in WWII. Brute is writen well and has a conversational tone. Coram did a good job and I think his admiration for Gen. Krulak shows. I think some people would have found the General abrasive and slightly Napolionic. He was short and almost didn't get into the marines because of it. He also loved the corps and his country and fought gallantry for them. As an advisor to the president, his ideas on fighting the Veitnam war cost him the top job as Commandant of Marine Corps when he told Lyndon Johnson what he thought. He was instramental in the design of the Higgin's boat and the use of heliocopters in transporting troops into battle. If your into military history and especially the Marines, check Brute out. I am sure you will learn something you didn't know.
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