Book Review on First to Fight: An Inside View Of the U.S. Marine Corps
Firsts to fight is a book that gives an account of the history of the American Marine corps. The book accounts of the personal experiences of brave men who helped in serving the United States government well. The book reviews different characters and facts in its different chapters which are essential in examining the history of the Marine Corp (Krulak 253). There are also accounts of the difficulties members of the Marine Corps endured to achieve a status as an independent organization free from the control of other government forces. There is also emphasis on the plans that had been put to try and join the Marine Corps with other organizations.
The book tries to elaborate the challenges they endured in trying to attain the reputation acquired in order to be recognized as an independent and as a department that is necessary. The book also illustrates the difficulties that they endured in order to prove themselves as fit to be in control of their department. The book shares humor as well as other stories that took place in the Marine Corps. These are the stories that led to the development of these departments into being recognized as an independent department (Krulak 102). There are also accounts of how there were bombing incidents which took place leading to the accuracy that the Marine Corps gained in setting up bombs regardless of the situation. There are also stories which state the difficulties they encountered in situations where they had to make the best out of the little opportunities that they were provided with.
There are also details of the relationship which existed between the Marine and the public. This is because, in any department, there are interactions between the public and these forces (Krulak 259). It is essential that they maintained good relations in order to maintain competence. The selection of the individuals in these forces is stated to be done in complete accuracy to make sure that they were to deliver the best services in this force. The authors states that, it is out of tasteful selection that only the best are selected to join this force. There are numerous values that are emphasized and portrayed in the book.
The book is written in complete accuracy and determination bringing out all the relevant details into consideration and appeal to the concerned parties. The author of the book gives excellent story encounters since he took part in them. It is known that the first person pronoun use in a story is significant in shaping out the details and allowing the reader to understand the writer thoughts and experiences.
The appeal of this book to the military today is the experiences that are outlined in the development of the paper. This is through the challenges that the characters during that particular period endured in order to achieve the status that they did which is the recognition of the Marine Corps as an independent force that is required for the maintenance of security in United States of America. There is also an emphasis that is made which would be of relevance; these are the virtues that the characters in the story had which are important if exercised by the different forces. There also exists teaching of the need for maintaining good relations between military force and the public. This is due to the impact that good relations may have in gaining the public trust.
Krulak H, Victor. First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps. Annapolis. Naval Institute Press. 1999. Print.