VJ Books Presents Author W.E.B. Griffin (aka William E. Butterworth III)!
W.E.B. Griffin (born November 10, 1929) grew up in the suburbs of New York City and Philadelphia. He is a writer of military and detective fiction. He is also published under 11 other pseudonyms and 3 versions of his real name (W. E. Butterworth, William E. Butterworth, and William E. Butterworth III). You can find W.E.B. Griffin books and signed novels below this author biography.
He enlisted in the United States Army in 1946. After basic training, he received counterintelligence training at Fort Holabird, Maryland. He was assigned to the Army of Occupation in Germany, and ultimately to the staff of then-Major General I.D. White, commander of the U.S. Constabulary.
In 1951, Griffin was recalled to active duty for the Korean War, interrupting his education at Phillips University, Marburg an der Lahn, Germany. In Korea he earned the Combat Infantry Badge as a combat correspondent and later served as acting X Corps (Group) information officer under Lieutenant General White.
On his release from active duty in 1953, Mr. Griffin was appointed Chief of the Publications Division of the U.S. Army Signal Aviation Test & Support Activity at Fort Rucker, Alabama.
Griffin is a member of the Special Operations Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Army Aviation Association, the Armor Association, and the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Society. He has been vested into the Order of St. George of the U.S. Armor Association, and the Order of St. Andrew of the U.S. Army Aviation Association, and been awarded Honorary Doctoral degrees by Norwich University, the nation's first and oldest private military college, and by Troy State University (Ala.).
He has been awarded honorary membership in the Special Forces Association, the Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association, the Marine Raiders Association, and the U.S. Army Otter & Caribou Association. In January 2003, he was made a life member of the Police Chiefs Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and the State of Delaware.
He is the co-founder, with historian Colonel Carlo D'Este, of the William E. Colby Seminar on Intelligence, Military, and Diplomatic Affairs.
He is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association. And he belongs to the Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Pensacola, Florida, chapters of the Flat Earth Society.
Griffin divides his time between the Gulf Coast and Buenos Aires..
VJ Books Announces W.E.B. Griffin as December 2011 Author of the Month
W.E.B. Griffin Bibliography
Writing as William E. Butterworth III
Clandestine Operations Series (with William E Butterworth IV)
- Top Secret - 2014
- The Assassination Option - 2014
Presidential Agent Series
- By Order of the President - 2004
- The Hostage - 2005
- The Hunters - 200
- The Shooters - 2008)
- Black Ops - 2008
- The Outlaws - 2010 (with William E Butterworth IV)
- Covert Warriors - 2011
- Hazardous Duty - 2013 (with William E. Butterworth IV)
- Semper Fi - 1986
- Call to Arms - 1987
- Counterattack - 1989
- Battleground - 1991
- Line of Fire - 1991
- Close Combat - 1993
- Behind the Lines - 1995
- In Danger's Path - 1998
- Under Fire - 2002
- Retreat, Hell! - 2003
Honor Bound Series
- Honor Bound - 1993
- Blood and Honor - 1996
- Secret Honor - 1999
- Death and Honor - 2008 (with William E Butterworth IV)
- The Honor of Spies - 2009 (with William E Butterworth IV)
- Victory and Honor - 2011 (with William E Butterworth IV)
- Empire and Honor - 2012 (with William E Butterworth IV)
- Broken Trust - October 2016 (with William E Butterworth IV)
Badge of Honor Series
- Men In Blue - 1988
- Special Operations - 1989
- The Victim - 1990
- The Witness - 1991
- The Assassin - 1992
- The Murderers - 1994
- The Investigators - 1998
- Final Justice - 2002
- The Traffickers - 2009 (with William E Butterworth IV)
- The Vigilantes - 2010 (with William E Butterworth IV)
- The Last Witness - 2013 (with William E Butterworth IV)
- Deadly Assets - 2015 (with William E Butterworth IV)
Brotherhood of War Series
- The Lieutenants - 1982
- The Captains - 1982
- The Majors - 1983
- The Colonels - 1983
- The Berets - 1984
- The Generals - 1986
- The New Breed - 1987
- The Aviators - 1988
- Special Ops - 2001
Men at War Series
- The Last Heroes - 1997
- The Secret Warriors - 1998
- The Soldier Spies - 1999
- The Fighting Agents - 2000
- The Saboteurs - 2006
- The Double Agents - 2007
- The Spymasters - 2012
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