The Lieutenants (Brotherhood of War Series #1)

The Lieutenants (Brotherhood of War Series #1)

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by W. E. B. Griffin, Eric G. Dove
     
 

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They were the young ones, the bright ones, the ones with the dreams. From the wastes of North Africa to the bloody corridors of Europe, they answered the call gladly.

War -- it was their duty, their job, their life. They marched off as boys and they came back -- those who made it -- as soldiers and professionals, forged in the heat of battle.

"Captures the rhythms

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They were the young ones, the bright ones, the ones with the dreams. From the wastes of North Africa to the bloody corridors of Europe, they answered the call gladly.

War -- it was their duty, their job, their life. They marched off as boys and they came back -- those who made it -- as soldiers and professionals, forged in the heat of battle.

"Captures the rhythms of WW II army life... an absorbing account of life among military men." (Publishers Weekly)

THE LIEUTENANTS is the first in W.E.B. Griffin's Brotherhood of War series.

Editorial Reviews

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Praise for W.E.B. Griffin and the Brotherhood of War novels

“W.E.B. Griffin is a storyteller in the grand tradition, probably the best man around for describing the military community…An American epic.”—Tom Clancy

“W.E.B. Griffin is the best chronicler of the U.S. military ever to put pen to paper—and rates among the best storytellers in any genre.”—The Phoenix Gazette

“Absorbing, salted-peanuts reading, filled with detailed and fascinating descriptions of weapons, tactics, training, army life, and battle. The Brotherhood members themselves are interesting characters, possessed of intelligence and humor.”—The New York Times

“First rate. Griffin, a former soldier, skillfully sets the stage, melding credible characters, a good eye for detail, and colorful gritty dialogue into a readable and entertaining story.”—The Washington Post Book World

“W.E.B. Griffin has been called the poet laureate of the American military, and it is certain that his books convey a sure portrait of that culture. His grasp of history and his ability to personalize that big picture through the actions of an ever-changing cast of characters not only informs—it is highly entertaining as well.”—Los Angeles Daily News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781480513037
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
08/01/2013
Series:
Brotherhood of War Series, #1
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet 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.

Brief Biography

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

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Lieutenants (Brotherhood of War Series #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 93 reviews.
Va_Trucker More than 1 year ago
I f you read this book and enjoy it half as much as I did, you will buy the whole series immediately. The characters are well crafted, and bring you into the story that they are living. They are patriotic men and women that live up to our ideals of what it is to be an American. The research that the author uses is accurate and you might learn some things that you weren't aware of before sitting down. I heartily recommend this book for a fun, and exciting time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Brotherhood of War Series is an excellent epic of Army life from World War II to Vietnam. not only is there interesting characters with different backgrounds and ambitions, there is a very informative storyline that shows the development of the Green Berets and the helicopter. Book 6 in the series, The Generals, is chronologically the last book in the series and reveals the fates of Lowell, Felter, MacMillan, Parker, and the other soldiers. Books 7, 8, and 9 are stories involving previous incidents in the 60s.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reading this book took me into the lives of the characters W.E.B. Griffin created. I could not stop reading this book a long with all of it's sequels. The character development from young men into experienced soldiers takes you on a journey you will not soon forget.
Palatine_Steve More than 1 year ago
I started buying Griffin's book back in 1989 and have been reading them ever since. This one definitely got me hooked. 
ylekiote More than 1 year ago
I don't know how I missed these when they first came out, but I missed out. This first book of the series got me locked in and now at the time of this review I am up to the Generals. Not so much on the battles in these books, but more into the men and women in the series. They read fast, but are very memorable. I highly recommend them.....as long as you don't mind starting another series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this one started me reading all of his books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For those who have served and even those who havent this book wilo draw you in and keep you enthralled.
Guest More than 1 year ago
w.e.b. griffin is undoubtedly one of the best writers out there. his combination of history and fiction are masterful. his characters are colorful (especially lt. craig lowell). griffin knows what the army and its men are all about.
Callieo More than 1 year ago
Griffin has a way of telling war stories by interweaving lives. It makes you wonder if he is bringing to light facts not dis closed in history books. His characters come to life in a way you can relate to them. I enjoyeday the book Lieutenants and am now reading Captains. It is proving to be a good series.
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DON40 More than 1 year ago
great read
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Love how the book stared out and how there was add the twist in the midfle of the book
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