The Resource The saboteurs, W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV, (large print)

The saboteurs, W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV, (large print)

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The saboteurs
Title
The saboteurs
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W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV
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eng
Summary
A new OSS adventure finds the agents of Wild Bill Donovan fighting the Battle of the Atlantic on two fronts, a situation that is compromised by a possible saboteur
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  • Griffin's fans will welcome his thirty-seventh novel, this one the fifth in the Men at War series, which is about the OSS during World War II. (His coauthor here is his son.) The rich plot deals with the Battle of the Atlantic, during which German U-Boats were sinking American supply ships. In this fictionalized account, ships are set on fire in American ports and explosions have sabotaged trains and train stations across the country. As Allied forces prepare to invade Sicily and Italy, enter «Wild Bill» Donovan and three of his agents, assigned to stop the mayhem and help win the war. As always, the locales range worldwide, including Florida, London, Sicily, New York City, Newark, Algiers, and Washington, D.C. Some characters drink a lot, some purportedly «for medicinal purposes.» Indelicate language peppers the dialogue, and many close calls threaten lives. From the beginning, readers will surmise that the good guys win, but they will want to read all the way through--just to make sure. -- George Cohen (Reviewed 05-15-2006) (Booklist, vol 102, number 18, p27)
  • Bestseller Griffin and his son, Butterworth, resuscitate Griffin's Men at War series, first published in paperback during the 1980s under the pseudonym Alex Baldwin and featuring the Office of Strategic Services; its fabled chief, Col. William J. "Wild Bill" Donovan; and OSS agent Maj. Richard M. Canidy. Two primary plot lines drive this new adventure: the U.S. preparation for the invasion of Sicily and mainland Italy in 1943, and the tale of four German saboteurs who have landed in America. The authors are heavily invested in their research, meticulously describing almost every element of life in the 1940s, to the detriment of the action. The German saboteurs are eventually dealt with, but the behind-the-lines Sicilian operation led by Canidy is only hastily outlined after a long buildup. One supposes that the Sicilian story that's promised but never delivered will appear in future installments. This is pretty much all show and no go, but readers who have a strong interest in WWII home-front history should be satisfied. Author tour. (June) --Staff (Reviewed April 17, 2006) (Publishers Weekly, vol 253, issue 16, p165)
  • Griffin (The Hostage ), a.k.a. William Butterworth III, now assisted by his son, returns to the climactic events of World War II in a novel that, while wide-ranging and exciting, is somewhat flawed by a rushed and jarring ending. This work is a continuation of Griffin's OSS-centered “Men at War” series, with many of the same mildly irreverent characters—Dick Canidy, Eric Fulmar, et al.—at the helm. The book covers Nazi sabotage in the United States, the OSS and Mafia cooperating in the planned liberation of Sicily, an intended biological assault on American troops about to invade Sicily, and, in the background, the development of the atomic bomb. It also shows the turf wars between “Wild Bill” Donovan's OSS and J. Edgar Hoover's FBI. This is Griffin's 36th novel and his son's first; one wonders how prolific a force Griffin & Son will be. Despite the ending, Saboteurs is good entertainment and the fast-paced and exciting novel Griffin's readers have come to expect. Recommended for larger collections. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 2/1/06.]—Robert Conroy, Warren, MI --Robert Conroy (Reviewed May 15, 2006) (Library Journal, vol 131, issue 9, p88)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
144898
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Griffin, W. E. B
Dewey number
813/.5
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Butterworth, William E.
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True
Series statement
Men at war
Series volume
bk. 5
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  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
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The saboteurs, W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV, (large print)
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
603 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780786286317
Lccn
2006011260
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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9780786286317
Label
The saboteurs, W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV, (large print)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
603 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780786286317
Lccn
2006011260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780786286317

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