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Battleground: 4 (Corps)

Battleground: 4 (Corps) [Kindle Edition]

W.E.B. Griffin
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W.E.B. Griffin is a bestselling phenomenom, an American master of authentic military action and drama. Now, in this electrifying new novel, he reveals the story of one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Pacific, the epic struggle for Guadalcanal...Daredevil pilot Charles Galloway learns the hard way how to command a fighter squadron. Lt. Joe Howard teams up with the Coastwatchers. Jack "No Middle Initial" Stecker leads his infantry battalion into the thickest of fighting, at a terrible price. And Navy Captain Pickering grabs a helmet and rifle to join the ranks at Guadalcanal...

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1096 KB
  • Print Length: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Jove (1 Sep 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001AIXG7K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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4.0 out of 5 stars subject book 7 Jun 2014
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Received this book promptly and in excellent condition. I am currently reading it and find it as interesting as other books in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage WEB Griffin! 12 Aug 2002
By Rodger Raubach - Published on
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In this volume of the Corps saga , we see several of the characters introduced in "Counterattack" elevated to new prominence. Newly promoted Captain Charley Galloway becomes the commanding officer of VMF 229 , and along with Bily Dunn sets about preparing the young squadron to be thrown into the cauldron of Guadalcanal. Flem Pickering continues to grow in importance to the ongoing tale of incredible heroisim exhibited by the young Marines thrown into bloody conflict.
"Battleground" details some of the terrible privations experienced by the First Marine division on the 'Canal and the coastwatchers on Buka island. Steve Koffler and Joe Howard on Buka illustrate the importance of the little known coastwatcher organisation to the success of the Marine aviation assets in the Solomons. Koffler continues to grow in importance to the task of Captain/General Pickering in the Southwest Pacific Ocean Area (SWPOA). Even though Koffler and Howard are ill with parasites and other tropical diseases they continue to function "as Marines".Koffler continues to emerge as one of the more "colorful" characters in the story--look for him in future episodes!
Of the many volumes in "The Corps" saga , "Battleground" stands out as one of the more lively and entertaining volumes. A great read--I could hardly put it down. Have now read it 4 times!
A true 5 star effort.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book 2 Mar 1999
By A Customer - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
If you love this this book !! You have to love the way these characters come alive and the events that were once so one dimensional with black and white newsreels...become living events. A must read for any military history buff.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Kindle pricing way too high... 20 May 2011
By Jeff Turner - Published on
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I'm going to have to stop buying this series...I just can't justify this pricing model. The books have been out for 20 years or so, and are available for pennies on the dollar just makes no sense to have these priced at $7.99.
These books should be $2.99 or less for the Kindle version...there is no printing or distribution cost to associate with it, and the publisher provides one digital copy for re-distribution.
I'm done with greedy publisher & greedy authors...I have WAY too many other ways to spend my disposible income...time they all understand that and price accordingly.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not a good combat book 9 Aug 2012
By Andrew D - Published on
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The author spends an inordinate amount of time depicting scenes of sexual acrobatics, excessive liquor consumption, and describing officers bent on satisfying their dysfunctional jealousy of fellow officers. Very little combat story here. Some parts were interesting such as the plight of the coast watchers manning the Australian defense line but these passages were short and lacked followup. A waste of valuable ink when page after page delves into the view of a female nurse's breasts while attending a wounded Marine flyer. This is a chick book hands down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Proud to be a Marine 20 Sep 2011
By grit - Published on
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I have all of WEB Griffins books and rate him along with Wilbur Smith as my all time favorite author. His sagas span several different action themes, but they are all either military, police or intelligence services. The author has residence both in Texas and Argentina and has spent a great deal of time with our military so he uses his familiarity with these settings and people to cast a very nice spell in his work. My wife also enjoys the books so I would say they are suitable for all readers.
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