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Short Synopsis
The biography of Lieutenant General Victor "Brute" Krulak, the man who almost single-handedly stopped the U.S. government from abolishing the Marine Corps.

Full Synopsis
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 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.

"[Coram] has produced a valuable work that significantly revises our understanding of---but does not diminish our respect for---one of the all-time great Marines." ---Wall Street Journal

Brute

The Life of Victor Krulak, U.S. Marine

Author Robert Coram

Narrated by Patrick Lawlor

Publication date Nov 10, 2010

Running time 13 hrs

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