The Majors

The Majors Dien Bien Phu Saigon Hanoi In they were only exotic names from a French campaign halfway around the world But now American fighting men proven on the bloody beaches of Normandy and in the minefi

  • Title: The Majors
  • Author: W.E.B. Griffin
  • ISBN: 9780515089950
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dien Bien Phu Saigon Hanoi In 1954, they were only exotic names from a French campaign halfway around the world But now American fighting men proven on the bloody beaches of Normandy and in the minefields of Korea are summoned to help beat back the guerilla forces of Ho Chi Minh To some, the secret war in Indochina was the depth of folly To others, like the MajorDien Bien Phu Saigon Hanoi In 1954, they were only exotic names from a French campaign halfway around the world But now American fighting men proven on the bloody beaches of Normandy and in the minefields of Korea are summoned to help beat back the guerilla forces of Ho Chi Minh To some, the secret war in Indochina was the depth of folly To others, like the Majors, it pointed to the heights of glory

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  • W.E.B. Griffin

    W.E.B Griffin is one of several pseudonyms for William E Butterworth III.From the Authors Website W.E.B Griffin is the 1 best selling author of than fifty epic novels in seven series, all of which have made The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and other best seller lists More than fifty million of the books are in print in 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 counterintelligence 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, the Armor Association, and the Office of Strategic Services OSS Society.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 In January 2003, he was made a life member of the Police Chiefs Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and the State of Delaware.He is the co founder, with historian Colonel Carlo D Este, of the William E Colby Seminar on Intelligence, Military, and Diplomatic Affairs Details here and here He is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association And he belongs to the Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Pensacola, Florida, chapters of the Flat Earth Society.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 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.Notes Other Pseudonyms Alex Baldwin Webb Beech Walker E Blake W.E Butterworth James McM Douglas Eden Hughes Edmund O Scholefield Patrick J Williams W E Butterworth John Kevin Dugan Jack Dug

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  • Probably no time in history has been as advantageous for military careers as that following the Second World War. Young officers and men entered the services to fight a war and upon its conclusion the world and the position of the United States in that world had changed forever. The balance of world power shifted from Western Europe and moved to the Soviet Union, China and to the United States. With the defeat of Germany and Japan, the world soon formed new scrimmage lines based on two new ideol [...]


  • Vietnam is just a name to most Americans as this book opens, but it won't remain that way.I like these books and have pretty much read them back to back as I got them. They do a very good job of telling an inside the military story from mostly an officer's point of view.If you know anything about the history of the period you know that Griffin now and then is a bit.ive. Still it's called historical fiction for a reason. These people become very real to the reader as he/she follows their stories. [...]


  • I've read this series several times over the last 20 years or so, and just started it again after a 5+ year layoff. Reading it again I've forgotten how good of a storyteller Griffin was before writing with his son in his last few books. While this one sets the stage for each of his other series (i.e Corps, Vigilantes, Philadelphia police series) with a rich guy who always bucks the system to beat up the bad guy, with this one you have good character developmet and dialogue, and get a history of [...]


  • always love Griffin's workI probably have read this series a dozen times over the years. The story is familiar, and the characters so well developed that they feel like old friends. You will laugh with them, get pissed off at them, even maybe cry with a 4 star general. But you will also learn to honor those who serve, from the newest private (or a WOC to be tthfrown at a wabbit ) to the Generals who make decisions that affect the lives they know and care about.Thanks Mr. Griffin, for writing the [...]



  • I love this series, and often wonder about the big historical points, like the development of army aviation as a radical new idea against the will of the establishment. Is that how it really happened? And the units that were called "Green Beret's" in the 60's who were called "Special Forces" when I was in, were they really treated like unwanted bastard stepchildren before they became the Army's pride and joy? I believe it was what they achieved with the Montaignards in Vietnam that brought them [...]


  • Overall I liked the story. I took 2 stars away because I felt cheated in that being only the 3rd book in the series and the fact the first two books came out the year before he repeated WAY too many things that had happened earlier.I find this a cheap thing to do to readers and I can understand when authors do it when it has been years in between books, but in this case anywhere from 1/3 to 1/2 of this book is just restating what has already been restated, and sometimes MORE THAN ONCE. I know th [...]


  • Book 3 of the Brotherhood of War series. This volume deals with the American advisors to French-IndoChina in particular Vietnam. We witness the fire-base of Dien Bien Phu before it's tragic fall. However, it also touches on what the Army does in between wars, in this case creating the first armed Helicopter, that eventually will become the "New Cavalry"What I really like about this series and is keeping me reading them, is that something happens in every book that catches me off guard, a scene t [...]


  • This one doesn't even have a war in it, just some part where a few of the major characters get shot down in Indochina and have to kill their way out. Instead, the book chooses to follow the Army's off-model decision to arm helicopters, which violated an agreement they had with the Air Force, who Griffin paints as being somewhere between an indignant ROTC unit and a club of mentally handicapped Cub Scouts. The best parts of this one are the parts with the sex, as Griffin gets to tell in detail th [...]


  • I first fell in love with Griffin's series beginning with the Corps Series. Then along came Brotherhood of War. Like The Corps, his characters are engaging and richly colorful. But, the Brotherhood of War, while still very dynamic, seems to focus a little less on the world of war and fighting and more on the culture of the US Army, especially the officer's corps. Reading this series, I was intrigued by the almost country-club like atmosphere Griffin sees in play among the US Army officers and th [...]


  • “The Majors”, the third book in the Brotherhood Series is probably the weakest book of the series. Griffin just over did it with the boring descriptions of regulations and documents and introduced too many new “minor” characters. I could not get through some of the pages. On the other hand the author nicely transitioned from the first two novels, to keep developing the main characters and the main story line (the creation of the army aviation). Here is a link to all my books I read and r [...]


  • I love this series! I’ve learned a lot about the Army, but what I really like is that it reminds me of the short time I was in the service and a civil servant. Made me feel nostalgic for the “old” ways :) We follow our characters from WWII, and Korea to the beginnings of aviation in the Army, fighting Algeria, and “advising” in Viet Nam. The character development has been really steady and remains true to form. My husband and I were at Ft. Rucker and read the history of the base at the [...]


  • The fantastic thing I found about this series is Griffin used actual military events as the basis of his stories. The events were accurate in time and date and wove the characters into the time frames. As a military person, I found he was detailed enough in equipment, training he put them through and the places they served. If a person didn't know this was a work of fiction, one might think it was real.


  • Not quite as good as the first two books in the series, but still entertaining. My dad, who's read all of the books, says that while it's a bit slower, it provides important plot points for the rest of the series. I also just finished the next book, "The Colonels," and I plan to give that one a 5 star rating. What can I say, every series has a slow book, and "The Majors" seems to be that book in what is otherwise an awesome series.


  • The 1950's Under Eisenhower, Algeria and the Vietnam Outset. After a MAG advisor assignment, Red Hanrahan and his family escape a highway ambush attack in Vietnam, followed by Felter, McMillan and Greer visiting Dien Bien Phu for a battlefield assessment where they receive more decorations. As the Army struggles to overcome the Airborne hangover, Craig Lowell champions rocket-armed helicopters and makes a grand demonstration at Ed Greer's funeral.


  • Good adventure. Heroic characters. Drama. Dialogue. Loved the book. Of course this is not real life, not even real Army life, but being familiar with the culture, it resonates with me. Really enjoying my trip through the Lowell/Felter/Macmillan/Bellmon chronicles, no matter how many times I have read them before.


  • The entire Brotherhood of War series is excellent. Once I read The Lieutenants I couldn't stop until I reached the end of the series. The 9 book series follows a group of characters through their careers in the military from WWII to the Vietnam era.


  • An improvement over books 1 and 2, but I'm so tired of the verbatim reading of orders. and the continued use of derogatory terms. BUT 1LT Greer's wife being a bi*ch to a general Now that's good stuff!


  • Next in the series of a pretty well researched book--details the development of Army aviation from the perspective of the characters in the series. I wonder when one of them will get killed off? Next--"The Colonels"


  • The Majors (Brotherhood of War #3) by W.E.B. Griffin (Jove 1983) (Fiction - Military). Now that the Korean Conflict is under control, there's a new brushfire in French Indochina which they call Viet Nam. My rating: 7/10, finished 1983.


  • Like the books before it, the Majors is a pleasant read notable for its lack of war in a war book. I find myself getting a little bored at times, but I keep turning the page.The ending of this book was particularly predictable, so I wonder if that will be the norm for upcoming books.


  • I went through this series in my 'all things military' phase which lasted quit a while. I think most of the politics which would make the books interesting to me now got missed by my 15 year old self reading them. But I do remember enjoying them regardless but not enough to reread them.


  • I really like this series. This one isn't as good as the others and is more of a bridge between the books before and after. Not to much action, but still good.








  • I really enjoyed this book. I am wondering why I waited so long to read this volume. hopefully, I remember to read the next in the series sooner than I did with this volume.


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