Fellow bestselling author Tom Clancy is right on target when he describes W.E.B. Griffin -- world renowned for his military and police novels filled with vivid detail and dead-on accuracy -- as "a storyteller in the grand tradition, probably the best man around for describing the military community."
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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. James, Patrick J. Williams
Date of Birth:
November 10, 1929
Place of Birth:
Newark, New Jersey
Alabama Library Association, Alabama Author's Award, 1982
|Griffin's Other Names|
|While best known for his military fiction, Griffin has written many other works -- on various topics ranging from race cars to romance -- under a series of pen names, including: W. E. Butterworth, Eden Hughes, Allison Mitchell, and Blakely St. James. While many of the works are no longer in print, you can find some of them with the help of our Out of Print, Used & Rare bookstore.|
|The Series to Start With: Brotherhood of War||The Men at War Series|
|Brotherhood of War Book I: The Lieutenants|
Griffin first staked his claim as a star in the literary limelight with the Brotherhood of War series, consisting of nine novels featuring the lives and loves of soldiers serving in the U.S. Army.
|Men at War Book I: The Last Heroes|
Griffin started writing his Men at War series based on the adventures and exploits of William "Wild Bill" Donovan -- head of the top-secret CIA precursor, the OSS, during World War II -- under the name Alex Baldwin. Kirkus Reviews called the series "Shrewd, sharp, rousing entertainment."