The New Breed (Brotherhood of War Series #7)

The New Breed (Brotherhood of War Series #7)

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by W. E. B. Griffin
     
 

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It was a new era and a new kind of war. From the ragged jungles of Vietnam to the far-flung battlegrounds of the African Congo, a new breed of fighting men achieved high military valor.

But their level of courage and skill was an American tradition. Like their fathers, they held their own in a storm of clashing cultures to become the proudest and the best.

"W.E.B.

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It was a new era and a new kind of war. From the ragged jungles of Vietnam to the far-flung battlegrounds of the African Congo, a new breed of fighting men achieved high military valor.

But their level of courage and skill was an American tradition. Like their fathers, they held their own in a storm of clashing cultures to become the proudest and the best.

"W.E.B. Griffin is by far the best at describing the military community." (Tom Clancy)

Editorial Reviews

David Murray
''The New Breed'' is absorbing, salted-peanuts reading. Mr. Griffin is an Army veteran himself, and his proficiency on the word processor convinces one that old soldiers never die, they just write away. -- New York Times
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Griffin already has a high profile in Berkley paperback; his six-volume Brotherhood of War saga, a Green Beret epic spanning WW II to Richard Nixon's presidency, has more than three million copies in print. With The New Breed, the series segues into hardcover, but this is not so much a sequel as a lengthy missing chapter from volume six. In late 1963, Col. Sandy Felter, formerly JFK's private Ollie North, returns from secret missions to Vietnam and the Congo and persuades new president LBJ that the Congo is as volatile as Southeast Asia. Felter's longtime friend, Manhattan banking scion Lt. Col. Craig Lowell, helps secure a crew that can combat any rebellion. Among the cast of characters: Jack Portet, an Army private who grew up flying planes in the Congo; Marjorie Bellmon, an officer's daughter for whom Jack goes ``Top Gun''; Karl-Heinz Wagner, an East German who escaped through the Berlin Wall with his sister, Ursula; and Geoff Craig, Lowell's young Army cousin and Ursula's husband. The novel moves quickly, if somewhat disjointedly; Griffin's short-chapter, staccato style hampers continuity. He is also so entrenched in military jargon and lifestyle that the civilian reader may sometimes be confused. Those who have had some exposure to the service, however, will experience jolts of recognition in the hard-hitting narrative. Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternates; Military Book Club selection. (September 7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517683798
Publisher:
Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1989
Series:
Brotherhood of War Series, #7

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