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The Lieutenants: The Lieutenants 8 (Brotherhood of War) [Kindle Edition]

W.E.B. Griffin
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They were the young ones, the bright ones, the ones with the dreams. From the Nazi-prowled wastes of North Africa to the bloody corridors of Europe, they answered the call gladly. It was their duty, their job, their life. They marched off as boys, and they came back--those who made it--as soldiers and professionals forged in the heat of battle...

About the Author

W. E. B. Griffin is also the author of the bestselling Corps, Brotherhood of War, Badge of Honor, Men at War, and Honor Bound series. He has been invested into the orders of St. George of the U.S. Armor Association and St. Andrew of the U.S. Army Aviation Association, and is a life member of the U.S. Special Operations Association; Gaston-Lee Post 5660, Veterans of Foreign Wars; China Post #1 in Exile of the American Legion; and the Police Chiefs Association of Southeast Pennsylvania, South New Jersey, and Delaware. He is an honorary life member of the U.S. Army Otter & Caribou Association, the U.S. Army Special Forces Association, the U.S. Marine Corps Raider Association, and the USMC Combat Correspondents Association.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 664 KB
  • Print Length: 420 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0515090212
  • Publisher: Jove (Nov. 15 1986)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group USA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0019MPHT2
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thank You Griffin for another great read Dec 19 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This new series is the answer to my prayer. Griffin is one of a handfull of authors who really KNOW war, whats involved and what actually happens. He dosen't just describle battles or campaigns, but tells you about the REAL people who do the fighting to make our country safe and strong. Alot has been said about the details of military life and how it affects the combatants and thier families both during war and peace times,but Griffin lets you actually see it. When Tom Clancey said Griffin was a great writer, it said alot about both mens abilities
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not usually my thing, but... Feb. 25 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I just picked this up one day at the book store because I was looking for something different. I was not disappointed. The Lieutenants was very interesting, and well written.
This wasn't a "page-turner" where you just had to find out what happened next, but the characters and situations were so engrossing that it was a very quick read anyway. I didn't expect to enjoy this as much as I did. I will probably read at least the next book in the series, if not the entire series.
I would recommend this book even if you are not a big fan of military fiction, and if you are, then I'm sure you'll definitely enjoy it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not great literature but it's an engrossing read July 11 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This really rates a little more than a 3 because it's a rousing story and less than a 4 because the writing is just average.
In this first book of the Brotherhood of War series, Major Robert Bellmon, West Point '39, is blasted out of his Sherman tank and captured by the Germans in Tunisia in 1943. With other prisoners he's shipped to Italy and then on to Poland.
Colonel Graf Peter-Paul von Grieffenberg, German nobleman and pre-war friend of Bellmon's father-in-law, learns of Russian atrocities in Poland. Anxious to alert the American government to Russian war crimes, von Grieffenberg arranges to have Bellmon visit the sites and provide him with photographs and documentation.
Tech sergeant Rudy MacMillan arrives with a truckload of dispirited, demoralized American prisoners. Under Bellmon's leadership, MacMillan shapes up the troops and the two become fast friends.
Meanwhile, back at West Point, Cadet Corporal Sanford T. Felter decides to resign from the Corps and got to war. Because of his fluency in Russian, Polish and German, he is assigned to headquarters, 40th Armored Division, in Europe.
As the war grinds to an end in 1945, the Russians are on the move. Von Grieffenberg's troops march the American officers from Poland into Germany, leaving enlisted men to fend for themselves.
The story goes on to postwar Germany where Gen. Waterford wants his polo team to beat the French and since the French will play only with officers, Waterford promotes his best polo player from Private to Lieutenant. Sandy Felter (the West Pointer) ends up in Greece.
The series is a fascinating look at a history of the army. It's pretty thorough and always entertaining. Griffin's writing is more journalistic than literary but he tells a rousing story. Military enthusiasts should love this series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Required Reading at Army OCS! March 13 2002
By E. T.
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The Brotherhood of War series was recommended to me when I attended OCS in 1986. The cadre "Strongly" encouraged us to read the Lieutenants. They didn't have to tell us to keep the reading the series. I read them straight through (The Generals was the last book at the time). Then, my classmates and I waited with anticipatation for The New Breed, and the Aviators. Both great additions to the series. Now, I cannot wait to read the latest book, "Special Operations". Ever since I become an officer, I've given "The Lieutenants" as a gift to every new Second Lieutenant in my unit, and recommended it to dozens more. If we carry ourselves even partially the way Lowell, Felter and the rest, this country would never lose a battle, much less a war.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Probably the best of the series Dec 10 2001
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This introduction to The Brotherhood of War may very well be the best of the series. Although this volume brings Lowell, Felter, MacMillan and Bellmon to the reader, it also provides a means for the reader to understand heroism at its basic best, and how the Army of WW2 drew officers from among the bravest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Series! July 26 2001
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With Brotherhood of War, Griffin definitely wrote an excellent series. His candid description of people and events makes you believe that you are a part of the book as well. Once I started this series I read all eight books in record time.
In the Lieutenants, Griffin describes the Battle At Kasserine Pass and life in a German POW camp, as well as Guerilla Warfare in Greece. I especially enjoyed the description of life for American soldiers in Post-WWII Germany.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book I Ever Read - Extremely Well Balanced Feb. 27 2001
By Ben
Format:Mass Market Paperback
W.E.B. Griffin has done a magnificent job in balancing superb dialogue with vivid action scenes. Griffin possesses the unique ability to have whatever he writes down on paper, automaticlly come to life in ones mind, each different, and each unique. The Lieutenants is certainly a great start to his exciting series, Brotherhood of War.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Captures the essence of being an Army officer Aug. 12 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book and series has it down cold: Griffin knows what it's like to be an Army officer. As one review for this book said, "don't pick up this book if you don't want to purchase the entire series."
"Brotherhood of War" is wonderful -- and accurate (something not often found these days).
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