Call to Arms (Corps Series #2)

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The attack on Pearl Harbor swept America into the raging heart of the war. The stormy South Pacific presented a daring new challenge, and the men of the Corps were ready to fight. An elite fraternity united by a glorious tradition of courage and honor, the Marine Raiders were bound to a triumphant destiny. Now, the bestselling author of the acclaimed BROTHERHOOD OF WAR saga continues the epic story begun in Semper Fi. A story of lovers and fighters, leaders and heroes—the men of...

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Overview

The attack on Pearl Harbor swept America into the raging heart of the war. The stormy South Pacific presented a daring new challenge, and the men of the Corps were ready to fight. An elite fraternity united by a glorious tradition of courage and honor, the Marine Raiders were bound to a triumphant destiny. Now, the bestselling author of the acclaimed BROTHERHOOD OF WAR saga continues the epic story begun in Semper Fi. A story of lovers and fighters, leaders and heroes—the men of the United States Marine Corps...

From Pearl Harbor to Midway, from the Philippines to the South Pacific, the soldiers of the Corps unite in a glorious battle of courage and honor. Call to Arms is their story--a story of lovers and fighters, leaders and heroes, America's proudest Marines. From the multimillion-copy author of the B rotherhood of War saga. Original.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780515093490
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1987
  • Series: Corps Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 122,977
  • Product dimensions: 4.26 (w) x 6.78 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

W. E. B. Griffin
W. E. B. Griffin is the author of six bestselling series: The Corps, Brotherhood of War, Badge of Honor, Men at War, Honor Bound, and Presidential Agent.

Biography

With more than 40 million books in print in more than 10 languages, bestselling novelist W.E.B. Griffin enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a master of the military thriller.

Griffin began his career not as a writer but as a military man like the type he would eventually make millions writing about. After growing up in both New York City and the Philadelphia suburb of Wallingford, Pennsylvania, Griffin took the step in 1946 that -- little did he know at the time -- would set the course for his literary life: He enlisted in the United States Army. After finishing basic training, he went through counterintelligence instruction at Fort Holabird, New Jersey, and was assigned to the Army of Occupation in Germany under Major General I. D. White, commander of the U.S. Constabulary.

In 1951, while attending Philips University, in Marburg an der Lahn, in Germany, Griffin was recalled to active duty during the Korean War. He again served under General White, both at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and in Korea, where he earned the Expert Combat Infantry Badge and served as a combat correspondent and as acting X Corps (Group) information officer. Upon his release from active duty in 1953, Griffin was appointed chief of the Publications Division of the Army Signal Aviation Test & Support Activity at the Army Aviation Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama.

Although he first wrote under various pen names, Griffin didn't begin writing his bestselling string of military novels until he was well into his 50s. His first Brotherhood of War novel, The Lieutenants, was published in 1982 and touched off Griffin's well-known reputation for writing with historical accuracy and fascinating detail. Publishers Weekly noted that this first novel "captures the rhythms of WW II army life... in an absorbing account of life among military men." Griffin would go on to pen additional books in the Brotherhood of War sequence and to launch other bestselling series -- including The Corps, Badge of Honor, Honor Bound, and Men at War, among others.

While Griffin's public persona is a bit of an enigma -- he's not one to make the talk show rounds -- it's clear that he both knows and appreciates his readers, especially his fellow military men. On his official web site, Griffin reflects, "Nothing honors me more than a serviceman, veteran, or cop telling me how much he enjoys reading my books."

Good To Know

Griffin was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Military Fiction from Norwich University.

He was vested in the Order of St. George by the U.S. Armor Association.

Griffin addressed the Corps of Cadets for the United States Military Academy.

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    1. Also Known As:
      William Edmund Butterworth III (real name); Alex Baldwin, Webb Beech, Walter E. Blake, Jack Dugan, John Kevin Dugan, Eden Hughes, James McDouglas, Allison Mitchell, Edmund O. Scholefield, Blakely St.
      W.E.B. Griffin
    2. Hometown:
      Coppell, Texas
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 10, 1929
    2. Place of Birth:
      Newark, New Jersey

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  • Posted November 30, 2012

    fair

    boring

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  • Posted November 20, 2012

    An enjoyable and quick read

    I enjoyed this book, as well as other in this series and the Brotherhood of War. Being that I served in military I could relate with the various plots and could identify with some of things the characters went through. I also liked that Mr. Griffin took time to explain certain things and set the atmosphere for the reader.

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  • Posted October 12, 2012

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!

    Very good written as if the author actually live the story

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  • Posted December 13, 2011

    Action packed military stories that are hard to put down --

    This is the second in a series of books on the Corp that Griffin has written containing fact and fiction in colorful detail of the military during the start and continuance of World War II told in gripping and accurate detail--Good entertainment

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2011

    My favorite series by any author.

    Griffin makes me feel like I am really there.

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  • Posted December 13, 2010

    Great read.

    This book is my favorite of this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2010

    It was ok

    It was all right not as good as Brotherhoof of war

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  • Posted December 5, 2009

    The Corps Series

    Good second book although I would call it a transitional book. Takes you from initial characterizations to fuller formation of plot and cast of characters. I enjoyed the series as insight into some activities during WWII.

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  • Posted May 2, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Why read it again? Because it's one of the best books of the last decade!

    Okay, I own the hardback, but I couldn't find it and the bookstore had it when the library didn't. And yes, it's probably the fifth time I've read the series, but hey, it's just that good. If you haven't picked up any of W.E.B. Griffin's books, start with the first of this (or any of his other) series and find a comfy place. I guarantee you'll need it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2006

    What a Bang!

    The novel Call to Arms, the second installment in W.E.B. Griffin¿s The Corps series, was an excellent book. The book had action, love, and enough history in it to leave your head spinning off of your neck. It¿s about two young Marine Core officers early in World War II. The book takes place all over the Pacific and the United States. One of the Marine officers, Second Lieutenant McCoy, is an intelligence officer and was given orders to spy on a fellow Marine Core officer because of suspicions of his alliance. While the other officer, Second Lieutenant Pickering, is a fighter pilot in training, preparing to go off to the Pacific. These two characters are close friends almost brothers and go through a lot together, and even helped each other get a girlfriend. Together they will get through the horrors of war and the tragedies that they will come across. One of the reasons why I chose to read this book was the history part of it. It may be still considered to be a nonfiction book but a lot of the history of it was very accurate. I¿m happy to say also that his information pertaining the military was also very accurate, which sometimes is not the case in most movies and novels. The book at times though was quite dry and was extremely boring. But once past those parts the book would get interesting and very exciting. I would definitely recommend this book to people who love history and especially military history due to its content. Like many of his other books and series he uses acronyms a lot, which if you do not know make it hard to understand. Even with those hard to understand acronyms the book was excellent and one of the most accurate ones I have read.

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