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The Aviators (Brotherhood of War #8)

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  1,757 ratings  ·  22 reviews
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. Bu ...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published May 1st 1989 by Jove (first published August 15th 1988)
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I loved this book. I am currently living at Fort Rucker with my husband while he goes through flight school. I volunteer at the US Army Aviation Museum on base. I've learned a lot about the history of army aviation and got a kick out of reading a fictionalized version of it.
Terry Thomas
Once you start the series, you can't stop till you've read them all. Great.
Richard Palmer
How could I not like a WEB Griffin Brotherhood of War novel?

This is a little different from the rest.
It is the first time in which two novels overlap in content
and timespan. Together with 'The New Breed', this book presents
the story of a rebel takeover in the Republic of the Congo.
Most of the original characters are there: Felter, Lowell,
and Belmon. Belmon is the most involved here. Lowell makes
cameo appearances. He has a very memorable scene in which he
makes use of his considerable financial in
One of Griffin's best

Could not put the book down, basic aviation in the beginning, true to life just like the rest of his books
Started 9/29/2013
Didn't post finish date guessing...
David Ward
The Aviators (Brotherhood of War #8) by W.E.B. Griffin (Jove 1988) (Fiction - Military). Back to Vietnam in 1964 - the Army needs an Air Assault Division, and it needs it right now! The brass undertakes to create one against huge logistical and technical obstacles. My rating: 7/10, finished 1988.
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 actually read this one before the rest of the series. A retired military guy recommended the author, and I was "sampling". I ended up staying with him through this series, but haven't gone back to start another... think I kind of burned myself out by reading them all back to back.
Rick Matson
It's great when life and fiction intersect. I service 48 months at Fort Rucker, knew the buildings, the roads, seemingly the characters. Griffin is on an upswing in this book.
#8 of 9, The Aviators is about development of Army aviation. There's also some ops from 1964...hmmmm. On to #7--intertwined with #8.
Susan Wood
Loved reading about the early aviators. My grandfather was one of them.
read better by WEB, a decent story, but no real drama as in is later books
John Peterson
Great series if you like this kind of stuff.
The last of the series but were all good reading.
J.W. Thompson
Fantastic series---read it years ago
David Harrell
another great WEB Griffin read
Robin Halvorson
A reread. Good story.
More vintage Griffin.
Mark Stuart
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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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