They were the leaders, the men who made the decisions that change the outcome of battles... and the fate of continents. From the awesome landing at Normandy to the torturous campaigns of the South Pacific, from the frozen hills of Korea to the devastated wastes of Dien Bien Phu, they had earned their stars. Now they led America’s finest against her most relentless enemy deep in the jungles of Southeast Asia. It was a new kind of war, but the Generals led a new kind of army, ready for battle - and glory....
©1990 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
“A major work... magnificent... powerful. If books about warriors and the women who love them were given medals for authenticity, insight and honesty, The Brotherhood of War would be covered with them.” (William Bradford Hule)
I have really enjoyed this series by W. E. B. Griffin. The character development is great and the narrator, Eric G Dove is very good. This entire series has been like a soap opera for men. I find myself getting attached to some characters and not liking others. There is plenty of military action but there is also some of the day to day stuff that happens in life. The descriptions of the day to day life in the military is very accurate and the details are spot on. The narrator gets most of his terminology right and keeps his characters in their unique style of voice throughout the series. If you're a military history buff or just looking for a good series to start give this one a try.
The author used foul and vile language when it was totally not necesssary
Not using vile language when it was not at all necessary
disappointment at such poor choice of words
Having served in the US Army and service in Vietnam conflict, no one talked as vile as this writer would have one believe. It was so bad, when he did not know what to write he wrote foul lines.
Well written. I always thought Lowel was just selfish but caring guy. He had so many friends. But, in the end he thought of himself. He lost all his friends and The POW wife lost everything! She lost her good name, family and her children. Sad ending.
I loved how the army was finally going to right a wrong and get Lowell promoted, and given more responsibility. Also I liked the politics and back room maneuvers.
So many characters but Lowell, as flawed as he was, made you care about him. Which is why we all were so disappointed when he fails so spectacular. However in the end he just showed he's a self centered narcissist.
It made me angry then sad. I was angry with Lowell and Mrs Sims. By 1970 the Vietnam War was winding down. Nixon was pulling out the troops and by 1971, and it was only a matter of time and patience.
I have enjoyed the whole series but was disappointed that WEB Grffin decided to end it only to put it back up with repeated and redundant episodes in books 8 & 9.
Craig Lowell is an AWESOME character and WEB Griffin made him come alive.
No but he does a GREAT job in all of WEB Griffins books.
Craig Lowell is AWESOME!
Entertaining series. A bit of inaccuracy in some details of military hardware such as the caliber of the M-60 machine gun and the Huey slick.
Book 6 of the Brotherhood series finds our heroes conducting operations during the Vietnam Conflict. Their characters are further developed and they continue to act in the same way that they always have, except they're older and "wiser."? It isn't much, really, about the generals...rather, continues to develop all the characters. I enjoyed the book and am already on to number 7, "The Aviators;" which seems to write over some of the epilogue from "The Generals".
Yes, WEB Griffin Brotherhood of War series is a great read and listen.
Characters are people you want to read about.
WEB Griffin writes a great warrior story. I read the series years ago and more than enjoyed listening to the audio version. I recommend WEB Griffin often.
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