Battleground (Corps Series #4)

Battleground (Corps Series #4)

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by W. E. B. Griffin
     
 

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Book Four in the continuing saga of The Corps, from the author of Counterattack which became an immediate national bestseller in hardcover. "The Corps combines the best elements of military history and the war story", wrote Publishers Weekly, "the telling detail and political tangle of one mated to the energy and sweep of the other". Here is a story of one of the

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Book Four in the continuing saga of The Corps, from the author of Counterattack which became an immediate national bestseller in hardcover. "The Corps combines the best elements of military history and the war story", wrote Publishers Weekly, "the telling detail and political tangle of one mated to the energy and sweep of the other". Here is a story of one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Pacific, the epic struggle for Guadalcanal.

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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:
9780792484721
Publisher:
Bdd Promotional Book Co
Publication date:
07/15/1992
Series:
Corps Series, #4

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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