Counterattack (Corps Series #3)

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No one captures the drama of war as brilliantly as bestselling author W.E.B. Griffin. The Corps is his multi-volume portrait of the Marine Corps, the brave men and women who fought, loved and died in the sweeping turmoil of WW II.

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Overview

No one captures the drama of war as brilliantly as bestselling author W.E.B. Griffin. The Corps is his multi-volume portrait of the Marine Corps, the brave men and women who fought, loved and died in the sweeping turmoil of WW II.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``Volume III of The Corps series covers the period from Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal in an unorthodox fashion,'' reported PW. ``Instead of offering the usual tales of Marine heroism and sacrifice, Griffin explores the difficult adjustment of enlisted men suddenly given officers' commissions; the raising of a Marine parachute battalion; the impact of total war on peacetime routines.'' (Sept.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780515104172
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1990
  • Series: Corps Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 150,503
  • Product dimensions: 6.84 (w) x 4.14 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

W. E. B. Griffin
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.

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2014

    U rp in Emberclan right?

    Could u perhaps tell them that Eclipsesun is locked out of all the books? Please.

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    Posted May 6, 2014

    The Attackers of Darkness Reporting Den

    A teepee constructed of sticks, then speared with mud and leaves patted into the mud before it drys. The leader and spys can disscuss the clan happenings in here. NO KITS ALLOWED!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    have read much better

    very slow

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  • Posted January 17, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    W.E.B. Griffin captures all of the drama of the United States Ma

    W.E.B. Griffin captures all of the drama of the United States Marine Corps in his &quot;The Corps&quot; series. For me, this book was a bit of slow going, but enjoyable. The main disappointment was that his main character from the first tow books in the series, &quot;Killer&quot; McCoy is barely in the book. I was looking forward to seeing what he would be up to. However, the other characters in the book also have lives of their own that will suck you in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2013

    TO HUMANS

    Kidnap Sadie at 'lilith' all results! Be mean to her!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2013

    Leopardbreeze

    I take a step back, looking around nervously.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2013

    The bushes rustle again...

    And a fox sprang out hissing furiously. Another cat was clawing it from the back. One cat was sitting in a bramble patch just big enough for a cat to get through. The cat in the brambles came out. Im Brindlefoot and that is my daughter Tawnyfeathers. She said. Im the healer. You can fight or heal. Just then Tawnyfeathers killed the fox. She bounded over. Hi! All of a sudden three more foxes sprout from the ground. Tawnyfeathers gasped and ran into battle. ((Bios result two

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  • Posted February 14, 2012

    Highly recommended

    This book and series is a must!

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  • Posted June 21, 2011

    Excellent

    Worth the time to read - pleasant way to spend a few hours in the 1940s. Griffin does a nice job of relating to the USMCR world. Semper Fi!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2010

    "A Must read" for a proud son of a Leatherneck

    Griffin brings an outstanding portrayel of this countries previous generation, and the challenges and doubts they faced in a war we were not gauranteed to win. by providing an intimate look into the lives of his characters, both the priveliged, like the Pickerings, the dedicatied Marine families like the Steckers, or two brothers seeking a better life than their less than stellar home life in Philladelphia, who find a common esprit de corps in the Marine Corps, rapid advancement in wartime, and opportunites for sacrafice and heroism made all the more exciting for the realism provided by history. Personally these stories helped me to better know my Father and Uncles who served in these same Locations at the same time as these characters.
    ..for my Dad, Captain D.B.Thomas,USMC. and my Uncle. Col.George "Gibb" Gibson, USMC Aviation..SEMPER FI

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Another outstanding tale from an master storyteller

    Griffin weaves an intriguing tale in all his works and this is no exception. Characters come to life and the plot leaves the reader anxious to find out what's next. Repeating stories from previous books in series is necessary for readers who have not seen earlier books, but sometimes the repetetion produces a "we've heard this before" reaction. Well worth a read. Like all books in his series, a real keeper.

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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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