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Battleground (The Corps, Book 4) (original 1991; edition 1991)

by W. E. B. Griffin

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Title:Battleground (The Corps, Book 4)
Authors:W. E. B. Griffin
Info:Putnam Adult (1991), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 414 pages
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Tags:W.E.B. Griffin, The Corps, Action, Military, Hardcover, WWII

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Familiar characters are cast into the battles with Japan near Guadalcanal and parts of Australia. Strong characters and great writing interweave with real people and events. I particularly liked the idea that the Sgt who knows too much is assigned to a combat unit by unknowing. I chuckled because I've seen the effect of too much secrecy. The climax is weak because it doesn't tie anything together and involves only one or two characters. This seems typical with Griffin's [series] books--the individual books blend, at the end, into one long memory. ( )
  buffalogr | Oct 31, 2015 |
Another outstanding entry in The Corps series by Griffin. The war in the Pacific is really heating up as familiar characters such as Galloway, Moore, McCoy, Dunn, and Pickering are further torn from their personal endeavors and cast into the battles with Japan near Guadalcanal and parts of Australia. With such strong characters and powerful writing, Griffin has added to one of the more memorable series I have yet tackled. ( )
  utbw42 | Jan 13, 2014 |
More new characters introduced as the war winds on. Time overlaps from the previous books as a result of so many characters and story lines, and the women are eye-rollingly unrealistic, as usual. But a good series and great insights into the history of World War II in the Pacific. ( )
  GovMarley | Sep 22, 2013 |
Great book ( )
  rzornow | Sep 10, 2006 |
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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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Marine Corps soldiers fight in the Pacific in the bloody months spanning the battles of Midway and Guadalcanal.

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