Title: First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps
Author: Victor H. Krulak, Lieutenant General, USMC (Ret.)
Description: Inscribed by Lt. Gen. Krulak on title page. First Edition. Red cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. Blemishing to cloth, mostly around the front cover's edges. Interior is clean. Illustrated with many black-and-white photographs. xviii, 252 pages. Dust jacket shows very slight edgewear and has some soiling along its fore-edges; in an archival sleeve.
A history of the development and innovations of U.S. Marine Corps. First to Fight was the first winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature.
Lieutenant General Victor Harold Krulak (1913-2008) served in the Marine Corps from 1934 to 1968 and saw action in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, including command of combat organizations from the platoon to a fleet marine force, and serving as a counterinsurgency advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His many awards include, among others, the Navy Cross, Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, and a Navy Presidential Unit Citation.
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Place: Annapolis, Maryland
Keywords: military, United States, Marines, naval history, history, Samuel Eliot Morison Award,
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