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The Generals (Brotherhood of War) by [Griffin, W.E.B.]
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They were the leaders, the men who made the decisions that changed the outcome of battles...and the fate of continents. From the awesome landing at Normandy to the tortorous campaigns of the South Pacific, from the frozen hills of Korea to the devastated wastes of Dien Bien Phu, they had earned their stars. Now they led America's finest against her most relentless enemy deep in the jungles of Southeast Asia. It was a new kind of war, but the Generals led a new kind of army, ready for battle--and for glory...

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: 1106 KB
  • Print Length: 388 pages
  • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons (Feb. 1 1986)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group USA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001AO6EZK
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #74,797 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
The only reason I started reading "Brotherhood of War" is because I needed something to read to pass the down time at Camp Geiger, NC, and these books were the most interesting ones they sold at the PX. (BTW, isn't it sad that 10 year-old books are being passed off as new? I had no idea these books were as old as they are 'til I looked inside the cover.)
This is a weak series of books, as far as war novels go. They're more like an ongoing soap opera than gritty war drama (think "General Hospital" as a novel, only set between 1945-1970 and revolving around the Army instead of Port Charles.) The characters are given plenty of time to evolve, and some do (Lowell, in particular.) But it all seems too phony. A good war novel should have some truth in it, but it is in short supply with these books.
"The Generals" is the best of the bunch. It is actually a decent book in it's own right. It could have been better if Griffin had developed it as a stand alone novel and gotten deeper into it's specific story (a Song Tay-type mission to rescue POWs held in North Vietnam) rather than diluting it for the sake of continuing the series.
If you like military fiction, buy this book, but stay away from the rest of the series.
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From a family of charter members to the W.P.P.A. (I have lived in Quarters 1 at Fort Benning and Fort Monroe) this is easily the most accurate and readable series of books about life among the officer class in the United States from the 40's through the 70's. Written in an exciting yet detailed manner, it serves as an accurate history of the United States Army from one who has been there. To me personally, the most exciting part is the history of Army Aviation, from the death of Scotty Laird to the secret wars with the Air Force. Though each book stands on its own, this series is a must read for anyone with an interest in the history of the Army. My only regret is that the series ended. Perhaps one more book - The Cadets? . . . . . .
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This book was a nice ride -- right up until the sudden ending. I enjoyed the book completely, but you get the impression at the end of the book that Mr. Griffin simply wanted to end the series.
The book ends with a multi-page epilogue that discusses what happens to the main players in later years (hint: the "New Breed" is a "prequel" to this book). I can't tell you how let down I was to see the series come to an abrupt end like this. I've really enjoyed the series and I'd looked forward to seeing players who'd become old friends move onto higher and higher levels of rank in the military.
Enjoy the book, but be prepared for the sudden end. It's like a cold splash in the face.
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By A Customer on Aug. 12 2000
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This book was a nice ride -- right up until the sudden ending. I enjoyed the book completely, but you get the impression at the end of the book that Mr. Griffin simply wanted to end the series.
The book ends with a multi-page epilogue that discusses what happens to the main players in later years (hint: the "New Breed" is a "prequel" to this book). I can't tell you how let down I was to see the series come to an abrupt end like this. I've really enjoyed the series and I'd looked forward to seeing players who'd become old friends move onto higher and higher levels of rank in the military.
Enjoy the book, but be prepared for the sudden end. It's like a cold splash in the face.
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By A Customer on Feb. 3 2003
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The series got boring even before this book! It's always the same plots just in different times!
And if you care for details in a series, to follow the whole history of the caracters, don't buy any of Griffin's books, because he is mixing everything: names, ranks, places, dates,...! It can drive you crazy. Doesn't he ever control what he writes?
What made me really angry at this special book, is that there is no reference to the title, concerning the main caracters!
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By A Customer on July 14 1999
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The best in the Brotherhood of War series. I generally like more mainstream war novels like THE TRIUMPH AND THE GLORY than Griffin's books, which are more tightly focused on the military life, but they are still great. Griffin is still the best at what he does!
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