The Aviators

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The Aviators

Format:  Paperback,

464 pages

Publisher: Berkley Pub Group

Publish Date: May 1989

ISBN-13: 9780515100532

ISBN-10: 0515100536

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It is 1964. The Vietnam War has begun to escalate, its new style of battle demanding new weapons and tactics, and men who can use them. Overnight, it seems, the United States Army must scramble to create its first-ever Air Assault Division, a force critical to its chances of success. The obstacles are staggering--untrained men, technical mishaps, interservice rivalries. But through sheer courage and dedication, these heroic fighters rise to the challenge. For they are America's bravest--facing the ultimate test...

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Publisher: Berkley Pub Group
Publish Date: May 1989
ISBN-13: 9780515100532
ISBN-10: 0515100536
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 464
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.5
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.25 x 7.0 x 1.0

About the author

Biography of Griffin, W. E. B.

W. E. B. Griffin is one of eight pseudonyms used by William E. Butterworth, who was born on November 10, 1929 in Newark, New Jersey. He enlisted in the U.S. Army as a private in 1946 and underwent counterintelligence training at Fort Holabird. After assignment to the Army of Occupation in Germany where he served on the staff of the Commander of the U.S. Constabulary, Major General I.D. White, Butterworth left the service in 1947, but rejoined and again served with White from 1951 to 1953 in Korea.

After leaving the service for the second time, Butterworth remained in Korea as a combat correspondent. He was later appointed chief of the publications division of the Signal Aviation Test and Support Activity at the Army Aviation Center in Fort Rucker, Alabama. He received the Brigadier General Robert L. Dening Memorial Distinguished Service Award of the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association in 1991 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars News Media Award in 1999. At first, he wrote fiction for young adults.

He has written more than 125 books, many of them military thrillers or police dramas. His works include the Brotherhood of War series, The Corps series, Badge of Honor series, Honor Bound series, Presidential Agent series, and Men at War series. He received the Alabama Author's Award in 1982 from the Alabama Library Association. In 2012, his title, The Spymasters, with William E. Butterworth IV made The New york Times Best Seller List.

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Review by Library Journal (1988-09-15)

The eighth volume of Griffin's "Brotherhood of War" series is a detailed and absorbing view of military life and military men that readers will find fascinating. Protaganist Johnny is a born soldier who distinguishes himself as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam and is promoted to aide-de-camp to the commanding officer of Fort Rucker. In his new post, he finds himself directly involved with the development of the Army's first Air Assault Divisiona new force crucial to meet the challenge of guerrilla warfare in Vietnam. This is the story of Johnny's year of work and crisis, the making and breaking of rules, the development of friendships, and the awakening of love. Recommended. Literary Guild alternate. Thomas L. Kilpatrick, Southern Illinois Univ. at Carbondale Lib.

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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It is 1964. The Vietnam War has begun to escalate, its new style of battle demanding new weapons and tactics, and men who can use them. Overnight, it seems, the United States Army must scramble to create its first-ever Air Assault Division, a force critical to its chances of success. The obstacles are staggering--untrained men, technical mishaps, interservice rivalries. But through sheer courage and dedication, these heroic fighters rise to the challenge. For they are America's bravest--facing the ultimate test...

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