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The Fighting Agents (Men at War #4)

4.1  ·  Rating Details ·  2,310 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Abridged. Four cassettes, 6 hours.

The fourth volume of W. E. B. Griffin's electrifying bestselling saga of the OSS during World War.

Originally published under the pen name Alex Baldwin and never before available in hardcover, the Men at War novels have proven every bit as popular as Griffin's other spectacular series.

The time is early l943: In the Philippines, a ragtag A
Audio CD, Abridged, 1 page
Published June 26th 2000 by Putnam Berkley Audio (first published January 1st 1989)
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Richard Derus
Rating: 3.5 afternoon-passing stars of five

The Book Report: Fourth in the series Men at War, this novel takes the factual creation of the Office of Strategic Services by the administration of Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt another step on the road towards becoming the American spy service we know and love as the CIA.

My Review: Set laregly in the Phillippine Islands in 1943, this is one of the best military thrillers I've read. Griffin's grasp of WWII history seems to me, admittedly not a profession
Perpetuating a Myth: W.E.B. Griffin's books have been praised for so-called "historical accuracy." However, when he refers to branches of military service during World War Two, he repeatedly speaks of "Army Air Corps," the "Air Corps" and the "USAAC" (for Unites States Army Air Corps).

But, there was no such branch of service during World War Two.

It was almost six months BEFORE Pearl Harbor - and America's entry into World War Two - that the old reference of "Army Air Corps" was officially droppe

Jean Poulos
Over the years I have read most of W.E.B. Griffin’s books. Now they are coming out in audio form I have gone back and checked my records for the ones I had missed reading. This book is one of them. Unlike some of the other series this one is about spies primarily the OSS. It is best to read the series in order; this is the fourth in the series. This book has two main plots going on, one with James Whittaker who is being sent to the Philippines to meet with General Wendell Fertig. He is a Lt Colo ...more
Greer Andjanetta
A thoroughly enjoyable story from start to finish. One of those stories you don't want to end and when it does, you want to immediately read the next one in the series to see what happens next to all the enjoyable characters. Historical events blended into an exciting novel. It helps somewhat to read the earlier stories in the series first but each novel easily stands on its own.
This deserves three and a half stars. It was, plotwise, a vast improvement over the first couple books. As one would expect, there is espionage and things don't always go smoothly, which makes for a much more interesting read. Another pleasant break from schoolwork. Sooner or later I'll get around to tracking down book 5 and continue on.
Nov 20, 2010 KarenC rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to KarenC by: series, OSS
Finally end the rescue from Hungary. Begin the formal infiltration of the Phillipines. The usual women as decoration and wartime diversion for the men on the missions; typical sounding WWII behavior. If you can ignore it, the story is a pretty good one, just drawn out.
Mar 25, 2013 Walt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
twist and counter twist with plots and subplots. Who's the stand up guys and which aren't? Author does an out standing job in keeping the strings running in the same direction, coverning action in Washington, England, the Phillippines and eastern Europe. Another outstanding tale
Very detailed. Action was a bit slow to get going ... would've (of course) liked more action. But a good setup for his later books in the series. I guess the story of each character has to be told somewhere ...
Gordon Gauss
Great reading if you are into military adventures.
Bob Richard
For some reason I did not find this book as good as the W.E.B. Griffin books that I have read.
Good book but you should read the first 3 first.
Jan 21, 2012 William rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
predictable but entertaining.
Jul 01, 2011 Bill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Harry Malsch
I little slow moving, but it kept my attention.
Jul 02, 2008 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Like every other W.E.B. Griffin book I have read, this one was excellent.
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W.E.B. Griffin is one of several pseudonyms for William E. Butterworth III.

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W.E.B. Griffin is the #1 best-selling author of more 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 more than ten languages, including Heb
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