William E. Butterworth Griffin IV can be described in many different ways, especially since he is not only a well respected and a distinguished author, but has a very strong military background that he shares in his books. Today, he is well known in the publication community as the #1 best selling author. It is also important to note that his novels have been translated into more than 10 different languages including Chinese, Japanese, Hungarian, and Hebrew.
Order of Badge of Honor Series
|1||Men in Blue||1988||Description / Buy|
|2||Special Operations||1989||Description / Buy|
|3||The Victim||1991||Description / Buy|
|4||The Witness||1992||Description / Buy|
|5||The Assassin||1993||Description / Buy|
|6||The Murderers||1994||Description / Buy|
|7||The Traffickers||1996||Description / Buy|
|8||The Investigators||1998||Description / Buy|
|9||Final Justice||2002||Description / Buy|
|10||The Vigilantes||2010||Description / Buy|
|11||The Last Witness||2013||Description / Buy|
|12||Deadly Assets||2015||Description / Buy|
|13||Broken Trust||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of Brotherhood of War Series
|1||The Lieutenants||1982||Description / Buy|
|2||The Captains||1982||Description / Buy|
|3||The Majors||1983||Description / Buy|
|4||The Colonels||1983||Description / Buy|
|5||The Berets||1985||Description / Buy|
|6||The Generals||1986||Description / Buy|
|7||The New Breed||1987||Description / Buy|
|8||The Aviators||1988||Description / Buy|
|9||Special Ops||2001||Description / Buy|
Order of Clandestine Operations Series
|1||Top Secret||2014||Description / Buy|
|2||The Assassination Option||2014||Description / Buy|
|3||Curtain of Death||2016||Description / Buy|
|4||Death at Nuremberg||2017||Description / Buy|
Order of Honor Bound Series
|1||Honor Bound||1994||Description / Buy|
|2||Blood and Honor||1996||Description / Buy|
|3||Secret Honor||2000||Description / Buy|
|4||Death and Honor||2008||Description / Buy|
|5||The Honor of Spies||2009||Description / Buy|
|6||Victory and Honor||2011||Description / Buy|
|7||Empire and Honor||2012||Description / Buy|
Order of Men at War Series
|1||The Last Heroes||1985||Description / Buy|
|2||The Secret Warriors||1985||Description / Buy|
|3||The Soldier Spies / Give Me Liberty||1986||Description / Buy|
|4||The Fighting Agents / Into Enemy Hands||1987||Description / Buy|
|5||The Saboteurs||2006||Description / Buy|
|6||The Double Agents||2007||Description / Buy|
|7||The Spymasters||2012||Description / Buy|
Order of Presidential Agent Series
|1||By Order of the President||2004||Description / Buy|
|2||The Hunters||2006||Description / Buy|
|3||The Hostage||2006||Description / Buy|
|4||The Shooters||2008||Description / Buy|
|5||Black Ops||2008||Description / Buy|
|6||The Outlaws||2010||Description / Buy|
|7||Covert Warriors||2011||Description / Buy|
|8||Hazardous Duty||2013||Description / Buy|
Order of The Corps Series
|1||Semper Fi||1986||Description / Buy|
|2||Call to Arms||1987||Description / Buy|
|3||Counterattack||1990||Description / Buy|
|4||Battleground||1991||Description / Buy|
|5||Line of Fire||1992||Description / Buy|
|6||Close Combat||1993||Description / Buy|
|7||Behind the Lines||1996||Description / Buy|
|8||In Danger's Path||1999||Description / Buy|
|9||Under Fire||2002||Description / Buy|
|10||Retreat, Hell!||2003||Description / Buy|
Because of his notoriety, he has sold 50 million of his books and is featured in a number of different prestigious Journals and publications including The New York Times. W.E.B. also has a diverse background, that starts in the state of Philadelphia and New York City, Leaving the suburbs in 1946, he became part of the U.S. army, after enlisting. It was at this time, that he received basic training along with counterintelligence training in the state of Maryland. He did very well in the army since he was assigned a number of different prominent positions including being placed on an army staff that supported the U.S. Constabulary under the command of I.D. White (General). In 1951, Griffin was in active duty in the Korean war. Since that time, he has served in a number of different prestigious roles including being appointed in a leadership position in the Publication Division.
Along with the extremely rich background that this author has brought to the table, he has been able to write over 50 epic novels in 7 series. All of the novels that he has written has been reported as being on the best selling list of New York Times, Wall Street and the Publisher’s Weekly. Because his list of best selling novels is extraordinary long, we will only brief you on three of his best selling books that people are reading all over the U.S and abroad. These copies have been translated and published in 10 different languages. So, the interest in his work transcends the boundaries of language, while also grabbing the attention of the reader and then walks them into many different types of journeys into the military and its operations .
W.E.B. Griffin Awards:
Over the course of his military and career as an author, he has received a number of different notable awards. Some of the more noteworthy are listed in the information below.
– 1991 Distinguished Service Award
– 1999 News Media Award from the Veterans of Foreign Wars
Best W.E.B. Griffin Books:
Clandestine Operations: CLANDESTINE OPERATIONS is a part of his newest series. With this book, the author takes the viewers in a path that take down a deadly espionage of the Cold War. For those of you who like a thrill, it gives reader a look at the initial start of the CIA, a top secret organization that has been founded to support the U.S. government initiatives. This book can also be described as an incredible mixture of intrigue, diplomacy along with a bit of romance. This writer takes the reader through the actual horrors of the war. Each reader will also have a chance to see the role of intelligence agents in ensuring the army is led to victory.
Presidential Agent: It is not uncommon for people on the outside of various kinds of organizations to want to take a peek at what is going on in many internal organizations. Therefore, he decides to use the President Agent in order to do just that. The Presidential Agent can be described as a cutting-edge insider’s look into a wide variety of different topics, which consists of covert operations in foreign lands, the battle of counter-terrorism, intel and politics.
Honor Bound: Honor bound is also a favorite of many who enjoy reading war stories and how they come out at the end. With this novel, the writer takes the reader through the operations of OSS agents. The reader follows these agents to their assignment into neutral Argentina. Their assignment is to secretly infiltrate and undermine German operations in this country.
W.E.B. Griffin FAQ
Q: Is Griffin a penname?
A: It is one of fourteen pennames for William E. Butterworth III. During the old days he would write pretty much non-stop, publishing three or four books per year. Libraries with limited budgets would not want to buy four books from a single author so Butterworth used a series of pennames to trick them into doing so. Other names included Edmund O. Scholefield, that borrowed from the middle name of his children.
Q:: How did he settle on W.E.B. Griffin?
A: William Butterworth wrote eleven book book adaptions of the movie/TV series M*A*S*H* and when he decided to move into other genres he knew he needed a different name so that readers wouldn’t be let down expecting one thing and getting another. The name got great success and ended up sticking.
The actual name Griffin was taken from the mythical creature called the griffin that has the wings of an eagle and the loins of a lion. Griffin has said that this is how most colonels see themselves so the name was perfect and fitting.
Q:Are there two W.E.B. Griffins?
A: Yes, or sort of. W.E.B. Griffin is a penname for William E. Butterworth III and his co-author/son is William E. Butterworth IV. To make things easier, many people refer to them as “Three” and “Four”. The books will often be published as W.E.B Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV. So there is only one W.E.B. Griffin, but he works closely with his son.
When Does The Next W.E.B. Griffin book come out?
W.E.B. Griffin doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Death at Nuremberg and was released on December, 26th 2017. It is the newest book in the Clandestine Operations Series.
Updated: October 4, 2016