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The Lieutenants [Epub] ❧ The Lieutenants By W.E.B. Griffin – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk They were the young ones, the bright ones, the ones with the dreams From the Nazi prowled wastes of North Africa to the bloody corridors of Europe, they answered the call gladly It was their duty, the They were the young ones, the bright ones, the ones with the dreams From the Nazi prowled wastes of North Africa to the bloody corridors of Europe, they answered the call gladly It was their duty, their job, their life They marched off as boys, and they came back those who made it as soldiers and professionals forged in the heat of battle.


About the Author: W.E.B. Griffin

WEB Griffin was one of several pseudonyms for William E Butterworth III From the Authors Website WEB Griffin was the best selling author ofthan fifty epic novels in seven series, all of which have made The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and other best seller lists More than fifty million of the books are in print inthan ten languages, including Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, and Hungarian Mr Griffin grew up in the suburbs of New York City and Philadelphia He enlisted in the United States Army in After basic training, he received counterintelligence training at Fort Holabird, Maryland He was assigned to the Army of Occupation in Germany, and ultimately to the staff of then Major General ID White, commander of the US ConstabularyIn , Mr Griffin was recalled to active duty for the Korean War, interrupting his education at Phillips University, Marburg an der Lahn, Germany In Korea he earned the Combat Infantry Badge as a combat correspondent and later served as acting X Corps Group information officer under Lieutenant General WhiteOn his release from active duty in , Mr Griffin was appointed Chief of the Publications Division of the US Army Signal Aviation Test Support Activity at Fort Rucker, AlabamaMr Griffin was a member of the Special Operations Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Army Aviation Association, the Armor Association, and the Office of Strategic Services OSS SocietyHe was the recipient of the Brigadier General Robert L Dening Memorial Distinguished Service Award of the US Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association, and the August recipient of the Veterans of Foreign Wars News Media Award, presented at the th National Convention in Kansas CityHe has been vested into the Order of St George of the US Armor Association, and the Order of St Andrew of the US Army Aviation Association, and been awarded Honorary Doctoral degrees by Norwich University, the nation s first and oldest private military college, and by Troy State University Ala He was the graduation dinner speaker for the class of at the US Military Academy at West PointHe has been awarded honorary membership in the Special Forces Association, the Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association, the Marine Raiders Association, and the US Army Otter Caribou Association In January , he was made a life member of the Police Chiefs Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and the State of DelawareHe was the co founder, with historian Colonel Carlo D Este, of the William E Colby Seminar on Intelligence, Military, and Diplomatic Affairs Details here and here He was a Life Member of the National Rifle Association And he belongs to the Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Pensacola, Florida, chapters of the Flat Earth SocietyMr Griffin s novels, known for their historical accuracy, have been praised by The Philadelphia Inquirer for their fierce, stop for nothing scenes Nothing honors methan a serviceman, veteran, or cop telling me he enjoys reading my books, Mr Griffin saysMr Griffin divides his time between the Gulf Coast and Buenos AiresNotes Other Pseudonyms Alex Baldwin Webb Beech Walker E Blake WE Butterworth James McM Douglas Eden Hughes Edmund O Scholefield Patrick J Williams W E Butterworth John Kevin Dugan Jac.



10 thoughts on “The Lieutenants

  1. Tim Tim says:

    Less than expected as I was bored with this story 2 of 10 stars


  2. RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) Griffin (alwaysdaddyprincess) RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) Griffin (alwaysdaddyprincess) says:

    5 stars.


  3. Kristin Kristin says:

    When Joe recommended this book, I didn t want to read it because I thought it was another historical fiction book about war This book is not about war at all, but about the characters Griffin masterfully creates This book made me laugh nightly because of how it pokes fun of the military If you ve ever served, you ve met people like these guys in the military, and you ve been in similar situations as what they face My favorite character is Lowell, a snot nosed rich kid who gets kicked out of When Joe recommended this book, I didn t want to read it because I thought it was another historical fiction book about war This book is not about war at all, but about the characters Griffin masterfully creates This book made me laugh nightly because of how it pokes fun of the military If you ve ever served, you ve met people like these guys in the military, and you ve been in similar situations as what they face My favorite character is Lowell, a snot nosed rich kid who gets kicked out of West Point only to get himself commissioned as an officer because a General wants him on his polo team Lowell ends up becoming the rebelious, daring , and combat savvy hero of Greece post WWII at age 19 Griffin s descriptions of Lowell at Officer functions, and interacting with desk officers is classic I can t wait to read Captains


  4. Johnny Williams Johnny Williams says:

    Captivating This book the first in the series grabbed me like a narcotic I knew I was hooked in the closing chapters and now own the entire series to work my way through I had just finished reading the Badge of Honor series so was lured to see if like most authors Griffin has spent himself and was now just making money Heck no this book s characters are as deep, as unique and interesting as the last series Griffin gives you a little of each but deep enough to interest you this Captivating This book the first in the series grabbed me like a narcotic I knew I was hooked in the closing chapters and now own the entire series to work my way through I had just finished reading the Badge of Honor series so was lured to see if like most authors Griffin has spent himself and was now just making money Heck no this book s characters are as deep, as unique and interesting as the last series Griffin gives you a little of each but deep enough to interest you this is a story as was the Badge of Honor a story about life in a unique culture and the people within it You don t get hooked on the plot but on the people themselves This is a winner so far 5 stars worth


  5. Emerald Emerald says:

    What a fantastic ending This book was amazing and what a cast of characters set in the WWII time era I was so happy for the ending, it almost made me cry The book takes the reader all over Europe and of course the United States and what it might have been like for lieutenants in the U.S Army during WWII and after the war while still in the military What they had to deal with and how they helped each other out during hard assignments The dialogue was superb and this book rivals the book Ban What a fantastic ending This book was amazing and what a cast of characters set in the WWII time era I was so happy for the ending, it almost made me cry The book takes the reader all over Europe and of course the United States and what it might have been like for lieutenants in the U.S Army during WWII and after the war while still in the military What they had to deal with and how they helped each other out during hard assignments The dialogue was superb and this book rivals the book Band of Brothers I d love to see this as a movie or miniseries if the rest of the books in this series are this good I m looking forward to reading the rest in this series


  6. Bob Mayer Bob Mayer says:

    The first book in a great series about the military WEB Griffin, actually Bill Butterworth, was a veteran who knew about what he wrote The books ring with authenticity.I always appreciate him giving me a blurb for my very first book thirty years ago, Eyes of the Hammer, even though he didn t know me he just knew I was also a veteran.Recommended


  7. Joe Mcmanis Joe Mcmanis says:

    This book is absolute jingoist propaganda trash The plot is pretty good, but it was hard to make it through all of the RACISM I ve probably read this series two or three times while I was in high school It was definitely strange to return to this after fifteen years This would be a good book if you managed to rewrite it and take out all of the racism, sexism, anti semitism, and homophobia But even then, it wouldn t change the fact that this series is just conservative anti communist propaga This book is absolute jingoist propaganda trash The plot is pretty good, but it was hard to make it through all of the RACISM I ve probably read this series two or three times while I was in high school It was definitely strange to return to this after fifteen years This would be a good book if you managed to rewrite it and take out all of the racism, sexism, anti semitism, and homophobia But even then, it wouldn t change the fact that this series is just conservative anti communist propaganda from the 1980s This is the kind of book that makes white people think that they can use racist terms with their POC friends, and that it s okay because they re friends Well, it doesn t change the fact that it s racist, you assholes If you d like to know what MAGA fools really think, read this book They think they re all noble, patriotic Americans with self respect haha And lets not forgot the glorification of the Good Germans This may have been my first introduction to the Katyn massacre, an incident that has been a counterpoint of my academic life Without a doubt the things said here it happened, the Russians did it, the Allies covered it up are all true But to talk about it without talking about the Nazi death camps is absolutely sickening I ve never read Griffin s books about cops, but I wouldn t be surprised if they primarily consist of cops murdering POC and pinning it on the victims In a few words, Griffin is absolute scum trash


  8. Ira Livingston Ira Livingston says:

    When I started this book, I was hoping along the lines of a Shaara historical fiction, but found italong the lines of the epic scope and multiple characters of a Michener or Clavell novel I thought the verbiage was too technical However, the farther I got into the book I found that Griffin s characters were so multifaceted and deep that I got wrapped up in the story, technical jargon just enhancing the story.The story begins in World War II and takes you through the post years of German When I started this book, I was hoping along the lines of a Shaara historical fiction, but found italong the lines of the epic scope and multiple characters of a Michener or Clavell novel I thought the verbiage was too technical However, the farther I got into the book I found that Griffin s characters were so multifaceted and deep that I got wrapped up in the story, technical jargon just enhancing the story.The story begins in World War II and takes you through the post years of German occupation, but also the Greek Civil War But the tidbits of History aside, what I liked most of Griffin s style is his use of humor through out the story reminding of great military movies and books like, The Dirty Dozen, M A S H and Kelly s Heroes.I m excited to read the next in the series


  9. Keith Blodgett Keith Blodgett says:

    This series is like an old friend I don t know how many times I ve read it but my father, myself and a friend wore out a set in a couple summers of repeated reading.The first book follows the beginning military careers of Craig Lowell and Sanford Felter along with many other characters who are nearly as prominent and important as the titular lieutenants From the waning days of WW2 to just before the beginning of the Korean conflict Europe, America and even Siberia, we re taken to all parts of This series is like an old friend I don t know how many times I ve read it but my father, myself and a friend wore out a set in a couple summers of repeated reading.The first book follows the beginning military careers of Craig Lowell and Sanford Felter along with many other characters who are nearly as prominent and important as the titular lieutenants From the waning days of WW2 to just before the beginning of the Korean conflict Europe, America and even Siberia, we re taken to all parts of the globe The writing isn t high brow, it s easy on the eyes, most of the military information is spot on The dialog is believable soldiers swear like, well, soldiers, who knew The settings and action are portrayed in a way that makes them immediately believable I ve been an avid fan of W.E.B Griffin for decades although the later books do suffer some and I m happy to re re re read these stories again


  10. Nick Iuppa Nick Iuppa says:

    Griffin is a hell of a storyteller and this is a carefully woven tale about several different American Lieutenants during and immediately after world war two Their lives criss cross and intertwine as they pursue their separate goals and yet somehow respect, support, and help each other through some turbulent times The former Nazi commander of a POW camp likewise offers aid to some of these Americans and, in the end, saving him becomes the focus of much of their efforts Griffin s a fine storyt Griffin is a hell of a storyteller and this is a carefully woven tale about several different American Lieutenants during and immediately after world war two Their lives criss cross and intertwine as they pursue their separate goals and yet somehow respect, support, and help each other through some turbulent times The former Nazi commander of a POW camp likewise offers aid to some of these Americans and, in the end, saving him becomes the focus of much of their efforts Griffin s a fine storyteller, but not exactly a great writer and a lot of the book reads like an army training manual full of military jargon and step by step, by the numbers activity Still, if you re former military or want to immerse yourself in a very realistic portrayal of the life of a second lieutenant, this is a perfect book for you


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