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Posted July 27, 2012
After reading Puryear's "American Generalship" and "American Admiralship" I was looking forward to getting my hands on this. Sadly, it was disappointing. To listen to the generals that Puryear interviewed one would think that the Marine Corps is just like any other large bureaucracy. Leadership courage is fighting for a budget on Capital Hill. Mentoring is getting the right headquarters assignment so that you make the right connections. Standing for principles is acknowledging that raping the locals is not a good policy. Virtually on every page there is some statement that is at odds with the common perception of the Marine Corps. The different view might be good as a means of exposing myths, however Puryear doesn't make that point. Instead, he extolls the bureaucratic virtues of his interviewees as models to be followed. If you decide to pick this up, then expect to skip over more than a few pages of breast thumping about keeping the PX open on Sundays.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.