Battleground (Corps Series #4)

Battleground (Corps Series #4)

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by W. E. B. Griffin
     
 

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W.E.B. Griffin is a bestselling phenomenom, an American master of authentic military action and drama. Now, in this electrifying new novel, he reveals the story of one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Pacific, the epic struggle for Guadalcanal...Daredevil pilot Charles Galloway learns the hard way how to command a fighter squadron. Lt. Joe Howard teams up with the

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W.E.B. Griffin is a bestselling phenomenom, an American master of authentic military action and drama. Now, in this electrifying new novel, he reveals the story of one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Pacific, the epic struggle for Guadalcanal...Daredevil pilot Charles Galloway learns the hard way how to command a fighter squadron. Lt. Joe Howard teams up with the Coastwatchers. Jack "No Middle Initial" Stecker leads his infantry battalion into the thickest of fighting, at a terrible price. And Navy Captain Pickering grabs a helmet and rifle to join the ranks at Guadalcanal...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This latest volume in the Corps series takes the U.S. Marines from Midway to Guadalcanal. Navy Cpt. Fleming Pickering travels to various headquarters, reporting events to the secretary of the Navy; recently promoted Cpt. Charley Galloway forms a new fighter squadron; Sgt. John Moore is a Japanese-language expert on a top-secret intelligence assignment. Griffin ( Counterattack ) employs a surprisingly effective alternative to military fiction's usual foxhole-and-cockpit perspective--he places the characters on the fringes rather than in the thick of the action, skirting familiar events and offering opportunities to explore the Pacific War's less familiar byways. As he creates a framework of coherent subplots and interesting personalities, he reveals WW II arcana, including the principles for establishing travel priorities and the status of enlisted Marine pilots. Sure to be welcomed by series fans, Battleground is also likely to inspire new readers to seek its predecessors. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780515106404
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1991
Series:
Corps Series, #4
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
115,105
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 6.81(h) x 1.06(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

W. E. B. Griffin is the author of seven bestselling series: The Corps, Brotherhood of War, Badge of Honor, Men at War, Honor Bound, Presidential Agent, and now Clandestine Operations. He lives in Fairhope, Alabama, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. 
 

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Coppell, Texas
Date of Birth:
November 10, 1929
Place of Birth:
Newark, New Jersey

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm impressed with the historical detail contained in the story, and Griffin does a great job of blending in his fictional characters. You can't help but wonder how accurate the personalities of the historical figures are but it's fun to read. As with all of these books there is some rehashing of what came before (in case you haven't read the previous volumes). The personal lives of the individuals is center stage with the war happening around them. This book reaffirms the courage and tenacity of the 1st Marine Division on Guadalcanal to succeed in their mission under horrible conditions. The book also spends a fair amount of time covering the sacrifices of the mostly Australian coast watchers. Just a note to warn parents. This is an adult story with strong language and sexual themes throughout.
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