"Millar used an impressive amount of reference materials that are listed on three pages at the back of the book. For the fiction parts we get a ton of details about Paine's school years-all of them: subjects he studied, classes he took, his thoughts about his instructors, and final grades he made. The fact that Millar makes those parts nearly as interesting as military combat shows what skills he has as a writer."
"Almost everyone in the family carries a secret, and those secrets and exactly how the twisted family tree unravels will keep the reader guessing."
"The Wars Among the Paines is a formidable novel, but Millar uses the backdrop and familiarity of the 60s and 70s and spices pages with music of the era to inform and entertain along the way."
"With echoes of Thomas Mann's Buddenbrooks, John M. Millar writes convincingly about the dysfunctional Paine family and how wars-from the 'Great War' to Vietnam-scarred, shattered, and strengthened them." -Flint Whitlock, Author of Internal Conflicts
"John Millar tells the fascinating story of the Paines family of warriors, from George Washington's aide-de-camp in the Revolutionary War, to the battlefield doctor for the Union Army, to the French frontline, to Omaha Beach and the Battle of the Bulge, to the Pusan Perimeter, and to the Tet Offensive and Fire Support Base Rita. Along the way the reader will be introduced to many historical figures who played a role in those wars, and who even opposed the last conflict in Vietnam. In their own way, they became heroes in this epic of love and loss, and of the Paines." -Terry H. Anderson, Author of The Movement and the Sixties
"Wow, so impressed! I have read a lot of books. This is the best! What a great read, especially for those of those of us that relate to this period in history. Congratulations! You should be very proud of this wonderful book. If you could put me in touch with a representative of the publisher , I want to order (when it becomes available) 25 copies that I plan to give to family and friends. Thanks for sending me the advance copy, it was over the moon! It is a book that is hard to put down."-Former Business Partner