W. E. B. Griffin
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W. E. B. Griffin

W.E.B. Griffin is the author of more than thirty epic novels in five series, all of which have been listed on The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly and other best-seller lists. More than forty million of his books are in print in more than 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 1946. After basic training, he received counter-intelligence training at Fort Holabird, Maryland. He was assigned to the Army of Occupation in Germany, and ultimately to the staff of then-Major General I.D. White, commander of the U.S. Constabulary. In 1951, 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 White. On his release from active duty in 1953, Mr. Griffin was appointed Chief of the Publications Division of the U.S. Army Signal Aviation Test & Support Activity at Fort Rucker, Alabama. Mr. Griffin is a member of the Special Operations Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Army Aviation Association, and the Armor Association. He was the 1991 recipient of the Brigadier General Robert L. Dening Memorial Distinguished Service Award of the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association, and the August 1999 recipient of the Veterans of Foreign Wars News Media Award, presented at the 100th National Convention in Kansas City. He has been vested into the Order of St. George of the U.S. Armor Association, and the Order of St. Andrew of the U.S. 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 1988 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He has been awarded honorary membership in the Special Forces Association; the Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association; the Marine Raiders Association; and the U.S. Army Otter & Caribou Association. He is the co-founder, with historian Colonel Carlo D'Este, of the William E. Colby Seminar on Intelligence, Military, and Diplomatic Affairs. Mr. Griffin's novels, known for their historical accuracy, have been praised by The Philadelphia Inquirer for their "fierce, stop-for-nothing scenes." "Nothing honors me more than a serviceman, veteran, or cop telling me he enjoys reading my books," Mr. Griffin says. Mr. Griffin divides his time between the Gulf Coast and Buenos Aires.

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    • Death at Nuremberg

    • By: W. E. B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth IV
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194

    Assigned to the Nuremberg war trials, special agent James Cronley, Jr., finds himself fighting several wars at once, in the dramatic new Clandestine Operations novel....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Poor substitute for W.E.B. Griffin.

    • By Rick S J on 02-22-18

    Regular price: $25.89

    • Call to Arms

    • The Corps Series, Book 2
    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,314
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186

    An elite fraternity united by a glorious tradition of courage and honor, the Marine Raiders were bound to a triumphant destiny....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An epic story worthy of your time.

    • By Charles Atkinson on 04-05-12

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Semper Fi

    • Book One in The Corps Series
    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,784
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,591
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,596

    From Shanghai to Wake Island, the Corps was America’s first line of defense as the winds of war exploded into the devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Cannot Believe I Passed Up Griffin For Years!

    • By Charles Atkinson on 04-02-12

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Counterattack

    • The Corps Series, Book 3
    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 19 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,041
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035

    From the devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor to America’s first bold counterstrike against the Japanese on the beaches of Guadalcanal, this compelling story takes you to the front lines....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don't be misled

    • By James E. Omalley on 06-08-12

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Behind the Lines

    • Corps, Book 7
    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 905
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 772
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 771

    World War II. On the island of Mindanao, the Philippines, a man calling himself "General" Fertig has set himself up as a guerrilla leader....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable but the sound engineer needs to be fired

    • By Banyan on 12-31-15

    Regular price: $30.07

    • The Berets

    • Brotherhood of War, Book 5
    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 667
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 595
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 598

    They were the chosen ones - and the ones who chose to be the best. Never before had the United States given so select a group of fighting men such punishing preparation....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Griffin at his best

    • By Jackie on 01-31-13

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Majors

    • Brotherhood of War Series, Book 3
    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 821
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 737
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 736

    Dien Bien Phu. Saigon. Hanoi. In 1954, they were only exotic names from a French campaign halfway around the world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love it!

    • By Bret on 06-03-18

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Lieutenants

    • Book One of the Brotherhood of War Series
    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129

    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 honorably answered the call....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Series!! One of W.E.B. Griffn's best.

    • By Ron on 01-05-12

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Under Fire

    • The Corps Series, 9
    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 24 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 753
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 675
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 666

    Korea, June 1, 1950....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • OK - Big gaps between Book and this one

    • By Robert on 04-23-16

    Regular price: $13.99

    • In Danger's Path

    • The Corps, Book 8
    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 25 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 819
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 730
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 726

    Desperate to find someone to unite the battling interests of General Douglas MacArthur, Admiral Chester Nimitz, and OSS Chief "Wild Bill" Donovan, President Franklin D. Roosevelt puts Fleming Pickering in charge of the OSS’s Pacific operations....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply excellent

    • By David on 12-06-15

    Regular price: $13.99

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