2021 new arrival Behind the high quality Lines (Corps, sale Vol 7) online

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2021 new arrival Behind the high quality Lines (Corps, sale Vol 7) online

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When a man who calls himself "General" Fertig sets himself up as a guerilla leader to harass the Japanese, Marine lieutenant Ken McCoy heads a mission behind enemy lines in order to discern which of the stories about Fertig are true.

From Publishers Weekly

Griffin''s seventh novel in The Corps series (after Close Combat) continues the author''s breezy look at the Marine Corps during WWII. Here, he uses guerrilla action behind the lines in the Philippines as foreground to tell the behind-the-lines tale of the power struggle among Marine General Fleming Pickering, General Douglas MacArthur and Bill Donovan of the fledgling OSS, all of whom are galvanized into action by a radio message from a self-proclaimed general named Wendell Fertig, who has established himself as a guerrilla leader against the Japanese. As far as the Marines are concerned, once the message is verified, a team of men with supplies will be sent in to evacuate any sick or wounded and evaluate Fertig as a potential leader. Complicating matters, however, are MacArthur''s public declaration that guerrilla activity on the Philippines is impossible, and therefore nonexistent, and Bill Donovan''s desire to get the operation under OSS control. Focusing on a variety of characters involved in the proposed mission, Griffin tells an absorbing story with his usual attention to dialogue rather than description, relying frequently on his favored device of moving the plot along through copies of memos, radio messages and telegrams. The boy''s club aura of Griffin''s primarily male world, where everything?even death?seems clear, sunny, bright and uncomplicated, is in full force here; and that should please his fans just fine.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

In Griffin''s latest, a bunch of mismatched World War II grunts search for a missing colonel who may be launching guerrilla raids on Japan. Sounds like a cross between The Guns of Navarone and Apocalypse Now.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist

Griffin''s twenty-second novel is the seventh in his Marine Corps series. It is set on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines during World War II. The hero is Lieutenant (and later captain) Ken McCoy, a tough marine who speaks fluent Chinese and Japanese. It''s his job to lead a group behind enemy lines to check on General Fertig, who has set himself up as a guerrilla leader to harass the Japanese. Griffin mixes fact and fiction, weaving into the plot such World War II personalities as General Douglas MacArthur, Admiral Chester Nimitz, and Colonel Bill Donovan (head of OSS). As always for Griffin, the dialogue is filled with military jargon, and the action is all derring-do. One would think that readers would tire of the genre, but as long as there are wars, there will be war novels and popular war novelists. George Cohen

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W.E.B. Griffin is the author of six bestselling series.

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LEE
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
The story of American & Filipino forces who waged guerilla warfare BEHIND THE LINES.
Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2018
BEHIND THE LINES (Book 7) is one of my favorites in “The Corps” series. As with the other books in “The Corps” series, BEHIND THE LINES has several storylines, but the primary one is about American and Filipino forces who refused to surrender to the Japanese and instead hid... See more
BEHIND THE LINES (Book 7) is one of my favorites in “The Corps” series. As with the other books in “The Corps” series, BEHIND THE LINES has several storylines, but the primary one is about American and Filipino forces who refused to surrender to the Japanese and instead hid and conducted guerrilla warfare. I knew about the guerrilla warfare in the Philippines, but I did not know the extent or the support (or lack of support) given to these American and Filipino guerrilla forces by the US military.

W.E.B. Griffin masterfully weaves fictional characters and dialogue with actual individuals, locations, and events to present an interesting, informative and spell-bounding story.
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G. Peter Wityk
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Lose Some Sleep on Book 7 of The Corps
Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2019
Like all the rest of this series, the story is compelling and the books are hard to put down. The only reason I don''t rate this 5 stars is that there are several phrases that become cliches. I leave their discovery to the interested reader. Still, the story telling is... See more
Like all the rest of this series, the story is compelling and the books are hard to put down. The only reason I don''t rate this 5 stars is that there are several phrases that become cliches. I leave their discovery to the interested reader. Still, the story telling is top notch and even if you know the history, you still worry about the outcome and the survival of your favorite characters. And, be prepared to lose sleep. It is very hard to put the book down at bed time. Just one more page. Just one more chapter. Oh, I''m almost done; I should just finish the book!

This specific book is primarily about the guerrilla war against the Japanese in the Phillipines.
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Roberta Williams
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The Lily Cottage Gang sans Bataan Gang, prepares to support Phillipines Guerrilla....
Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2016
this book deals with the guerrilla forces of the Philipinos and Americans who "deserted" rather than surrender when the Phillipines fell in 1942. The first chapters emphasise the tangle of competition for power within the various military and intelligence agencies... See more
this book deals with the guerrilla forces of the Philipinos and Americans who "deserted" rather than surrender when the Phillipines fell in 1942. The first chapters emphasise the tangle of competition for power within the various military and intelligence agencies as regarding the events that occurred on the Philippines during the early months in the Pacific theatre; the hard choices each soldier was forced to make, and the difficulties of getting where they would be most useful. The first developments involve the moral decisions regarding following orders, desertion/fleeing in the face of danger and a soldier''s responsibility to not be captured and thus to be able to continue fighting the bad guys. A young 1st Lt- an aviator under orders to "locate generator spare parts", & a "tough, old breed Marine" who was with the 4th in Shanghai and knew both Zimmerman and McCoy team up together in an effort to make Mandingo and find other Americans who refused to surrender to die needlessly. Obviously they will form a part of the Guerillas operating on the islands. The powers that be understand that OSS is the logical choice to assist after General Pickering determines that their are in fact elements of a guerilla force on Mindingo, but MacArthur is adament about refusing to cooperate with Donovan-enter the forces of Pickering as the go-between, assisted by McCoy, Col Stecker, Koffler and Macklin- Macklin!?!- yep, wormed his way into OSS. Its a fun ride, enjoy.
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Roger J. BuffingtonTop Contributor: Fantasy Books
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Uniquely American initiative in the Phillipines -- a great story!
Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2017
This is one of my favorite installments in Griffin''s "The Corps" series. In this one we are fully introduced to Brigadier General Wendel Fertig, an authentic American hero who single-handedly and with remarkable (and uniquely American) initiative, creates a 30,000... See more
This is one of my favorite installments in Griffin''s "The Corps" series. In this one we are fully introduced to Brigadier General Wendel Fertig, an authentic American hero who single-handedly and with remarkable (and uniquely American) initiative, creates a 30,000 man force in the Philippines to fight the occupying Japanese. Of course, General Pickering''s people are assisting in this story, and this all makes for an engrossing and hard-to-put-down story. Although this series generally paints a fairly favorable picture of Gen. MacArthur, it is obvious that the author does not believe that MacArthur and his "Bataan Gang" acted with integrity regarding their lack of support for General Fertig. This kind of political interplay is what Griffin does best, and here it is done particularly well.

This one is an excellent installment in this superb series. RJB.
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D Heron
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This edition of the book is terrible! Too many errors in the text!!!
Reviewed in the United States on August 4, 2020
I read WEB Griffin all the time now. This edition of his great book has too many text errors in it. I just did not enjoy it as much as usual when I read one of his books. This edition must really be an UNedited copy/version of his work. Where did you source this... See more
I read WEB Griffin all the time now. This edition of his great book has too many text errors in it. I just did not enjoy it as much as usual when I read one of his books. This edition must really be an UNedited copy/version of his work. Where did you source this electronic text? I was very disappointed in this copy of this book. The book is great...this copy really is bad.
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sillicon 28
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It''s not bad... but...
Reviewed in the United States on April 19, 2013
The Corps series isn''t all that bad a read, once you get beyond all the inconsistencies Griffin makes in the story line from previous novels. (Name changes, unit designations become different, "Albatross" becomes "Magic" etc.) I don''t know if these obvious and... See more
The Corps series isn''t all that bad a read, once you get beyond all the inconsistencies Griffin makes in the story line from previous novels. (Name changes, unit designations become different, "Albatross" becomes "Magic" etc.)

I don''t know if these obvious and numerous errors are just the bad job of creating the Kindle versions or just bad editing from an author that seems to have pumped out enough of these to not bother much anymore; but they are distracting and irritating - especially considering the premium price for what is essentially a downloaded file.

The worst part however, is the fact that in a 552 page novel how many pages are essentially just copied and pasted from previous novels? A different person delivering this same message we read two books ago - the same descriptions, over and over and over... By now we know who Killer McCoy is, or Major Banning, or Jack (NMI) Stecker. This repetitious nonsense actually makes me wonder if Bill Butterworth (W.E.G. Griffin''s real name) is getting paid by the page or what?

Again, it''s not a bad read... but ends up coming across like some rag you would find in the supermarket checkout aisle - not the "WONDERFUL TALE" that commands the price of these books.
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Jim B
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So Good Its Addicting
Reviewed in the United States on January 7, 2020
I am a long time WEB Griffin fan, especially the Corps series. (No I wasn''t a Marine, I was Army.) I have the original hard covers, most of the paper backs and now the series on Kindle. It continues be refreshing, exciting and intriguing. I am only sorry it only goes... See more
I am a long time WEB Griffin fan, especially the Corps series. (No I wasn''t a Marine, I was Army.) I have the original hard covers, most of the paper backs and now the series on Kindle. It continues be refreshing, exciting and intriguing. I am only sorry it only goes thru a 10th book. Like so many others, I would have Loved to have it go on for 11, 12, 13......
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Michael T Kennedy
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One of his best novels
Reviewed in the United States on May 18, 2014
The Marine Corps series has maintained the level of character and story lines all along the series. Behind the Lines is an excellent example of WEB Griffin at his best. This story has been referred to in several other novels in the series. The fall of the Philippines left a... See more
The Marine Corps series has maintained the level of character and story lines all along the series. Behind the Lines is an excellent example of WEB Griffin at his best. This story has been referred to in several other novels in the series. The fall of the Philippines left a group of US service members stranded and some of them, rather than surrender to the Japanese, went into the hills where they allied with Filipinos who were willing to fight the Japanese occupiers. The story is about one of those Americans, named Wendell Fertig, who organized an effective force and gave the Japanese problems right to the end of the war. It is well done and I recommend it.

The true story of Wendell Fertig is at Wikipedia and closely resembles the details in the novel.
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phil.
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Execellent series
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 30, 2019
This is an excellent series and would highly recommend to get all ten books, but I am afraid there is at least two books short from the series in my appinion one being there should have one more book to finish ww2 and one to finish the Korean War off. But I will read this...See more
This is an excellent series and would highly recommend to get all ten books, but I am afraid there is at least two books short from the series in my appinion one being there should have one more book to finish ww2 and one to finish the Korean War off. But I will read this series again as its so absorbing with all the details and events taking place you have to read them to see,
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John Goodwin
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 5, 2018
Well written with great knowledge of the US Marine corp. Thoroughly enjoyable!
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Rednal Hill Bill
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The series are great!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 23, 2016
This series...which I have purchased..is GREAT...I have reread them all lots of times so don''t be misinformed by my dislike of the Amazon star rating of five stars...."I LOVE IT''....how banal...great read the whole lot!
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Robert Hoyle
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When cimoared to the history books Griffin is always accurate.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 12, 2017
Completes my set of Griffin books.
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R. M. Grounsell
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The book arrived two dys ago so haven''t read it ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 28, 2018
The book arrived two dys ago so haven''t read it yet. It certainly looks ok. I am a fan of the corps series and I am sure this will icing on the cake s |I have all the others R W M Grounsell
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