cover image Counterattack


W. E. B. Griffin. Jove Books, $7.99 (503pp) ISBN 978-0-515-10417-2

``Volume III of The Corps series covers the period from Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal in an unorthodox fashion,'' reported PW. ``Instead of offering the usual tales of Marine heroism and sacrifice, Griffin explores the difficult adjustment of enlisted men suddenly given officers' commissions; the raising of a Marine parachute battalion; the impact of total war on peacetime routines.'' (Sept.)