Close Combat (Paperback)
|Author: W. E. B. Griffin|
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|While a captain leads his squadron into the fiercest air battles of the Pacific, a news correspondent learns more about combat than he bargained for and a Marine embarks on a top-secret mission. Reprint. *Author: Griffin, W. E. B. *Publication Date: 1995/03/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 7.00|
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This two-month New York Times bestseller brings the saga of The Corps into exciting arenas all over the Pacific, as American forces brace to defend Guadalcanal from an all-out effort by the Japanese to recapture the island. From Iwo Jima to Australia to Washington, old faces and new are faced with the challenge of their lives.
CLOSE COMBAT is W.E.B. Griffin's epic novel of World War II--a powerful, dramatic tribute to the brave men and women who lived it...The captain who led his squadron in to the fiercest air battles of the Pacific. The correspondent who learned more about combat than he bargained for. The Marine who embarked on a top secret mission from which there was no certain return...On an island in the Pacific during World War II, Major Jack Dillon struggles to succeed as a combat correspondent and Sergeant McCoy is shocked by the brutality of battle
W. E. B. Griffin's first assignment in the U.S. Army brought him to Germany as a part of the army of occupation. Having first joined in 1946, Griffin interrupted his studies at Philips University in Germany to serve again in the Korean War from 1951 to 1953, seeing active duty as a combat information officer. He continued to work with the Army after the war as chief of the publications division in Alabama, but left this post after publishing three novels and realizing he could now make a living writing military thrillers. Also the author of a series of police procedurals, Griffin is best known for the thrillers he set during both the Vietnam and Korean wars. Having had direct experience with his subject, Griffin injects all his work with a degree of detail and authenticity his readers have come to expect.