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Book Note: W.E.B. Griffin, The Captains

I read this book about 10-Jul-2001. I've read this book before. The book is copyright 1983. This note was last modified Saturday, 03-May-2014 21:29:01 PDT.

This is book 2 of the "Brotherhood of War" series.

This note contains spoilers for the book.


I don't know that I'm going to go through the whole set, but I do seem to be working on a Griffin re-read. This second one covers Korea, and probably has more actual combat than any other book in the series. Still a small minority. And mostly we see just before or just after, even when we go close to actual action.

This one includes Captain / Major Lowell being the only officer in Korea to get into a sexual scandal with a white woman, and Phillip Sheridan Parker being court-martialed for murder.

It also really starts to develop the theme of the warriors versus the mongrels snapping at their heels. Particularly in the confrontation between Colonel Jiggs and Colonel Miner. Miner is highly annoyed that combat commanders have relieved officers right and left, without making any attempt to counsel them; just ruined their careers.

I ended up reading this novel in a large, heavy, hardcover, which according to Advanced Book Exchange is worth $100. Hated to do it; what if I spilled peanut butter on it or something? But the paperback is hiding at the moment.

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