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 Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, and Hungarian.

Mr. Griffin grew up in the suburbs of New York City and Philadelphia. 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, Mr. 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.

Mr. 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 was the 1991 recipient of the Brigadier General Robert L. Dening Memorial Distinguished Service Award of the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association, and the August 1999 recipient of the Veterans of Foreign Wars News Media Award, presented at the 100th National Convention in Kansas City.

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 was the graduation dinner speaker for the class of 1988 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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. (Details here and here)

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.

Mr. Griffin’s novels, known for their historical accuracy, have been praised by The Philadelphia Inquirer for their “fierce, stop-for-nothing scenes.”

“Nothing honors me more than a serviceman, veteran, or cop telling me he enjoys reading my books,” Mr. Griffin says.

Mr. Griffin divides his time between the Gulf Coast and Buenos Aires.




William E. Butterworth IV has been an editor and a writer for more than twenty-five years. He has worked with his father for a decade on the editing of the Griffin books, and is the co-author of ten thrillers in the Presidential Agent, Men at War, Honor Bound, and Badge of Honor bestselling series.

He is a member of the Sons of the American Legion of China Post #1 in Exile, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Society, and a Life Member of the National Rifle Association, the Texas Rifle Association, and the Coastal Conservation Association.

He lives in Texas.

Read a profile feature on Four in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram here.





THE PRESIDENTIAL AGENT

Book I, By Order of the President, Putnam, January 2005
Book II, The Hostage, Putnam, January 2006
Book III, The Hunters, Putnam, January 2007
Book IV, The Shooters, Putnam, January 2008
Book V, Black Ops, Putnam, January 2009
Book VI, The Outlaws, Putnam, December, 2010
__(Published under W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV)
Book VII, Covert Warriors, Putnam, December, 2011
__(Published under W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV)
Book VIII, Hazardous Duty, Putnam, December, 2013
__(Published under W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV)

 

THE BROTHERHOOD OF WAR

Book I, The Lieutenants, Jove, 1982
Book II, The Captains, Jove, 1982
Book III, The Majors, Jove, 1983
Book IV, The Colonels, Jove, 1983
Book V, The Berets, Jove, 1984
Book VI, The Generals, Jove, 1986
Book VII, The New Breed, Putnam, 1987
Book VIII, The Aviators, Putnam, 1988
Book IX, Special Ops, Putnam, 2001

 

THE CORPS

Book I, Semper Fi, Jove, 1986
Book II, Call to Arms, Jove, 1987
Book III, Counterattack, Putnam, 1990
Book IV, Battleground, Putnam, 1991
Book V, Line of Fire, Putnam, 1992
Book VI, Close Combat, Putnam, 1993
Book VII, Behind the Lines, Putnam, 1995
Book VIII, In Danger’s Path, Putnam, 1999
Book IX, Under Fire, Putnam, January, 2002
Book X, Retreat, Hell!, Putnam, January, 2004

 

BADGE OF HONOR

Book I, Men in Blue, Jove, 1991
__(Originally published under pseudonym John Kevin Dugan, Jove, 1988)
Book II, Special Operations, Jove, 1991
Book III, The Victim, Jove, 1991
Book IV, The Witness, Jove, 1992
Book V, The Assassin, Jove, 1993
Book VI, The Murderers, Putnam, 1995
Book VII, The Investigators, Putnam, 1998
Book VIII, Final Justice, Putnam, January 2003
Book IX, The Traffickers, Putnam, August 2009
__(Published under W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV)
Book X, The Vigilantes, Putnam, August 2010
__(Published under W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV)
Book XI, The Last Witness, Putnam, August 2013
__(Published under W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV)

 

HONOR BOUND

Book I, Honor Bound, Putnam, 1993
Book II, Blood and Honor, Putnam, 1996
Book III, Secret Honor, Putnam, January 2000
Book IV, Death and Honor, Putnam, June 2008
__(Published under W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV)
Book V, The Honor of Spies, Putnam, January 2010
__(Published under W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV)
Book VI, Victory and Honor, Putnam, August 2011
__(Published under W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV)
Book VII, Empire and Honor, Putnam, December 2012
__(Published under W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV)

 

MEN AT WAR

Book I, The Last Heroes, Putnam, June 1997; Jove, September 1998
__(Originally published under the pseudonym Alex Baldwin, Pocket Books, 1985)
Book II, The Secret Warriors, Putnam, June 1998; Jove, June 1999
__(Originally published under the pseudonym Alex Baldwin, Pocket Books, 1986)
Book III, The Soldier Spies, Putnam, June 1999; Jove, June 2000
__(Originally published under the pseudonym Alex Baldwin, Pocket Books, 1986)
Book IV, The Fighting Agents, Putnam, June 2000; Jove, June 2001
__(Originally published under the pseudonym Alex Baldwin, Pocket Books, 1987)
Book V, The Saboteurs, Putnam, June 2006
__(Published under W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV)
Book VI, The Double Agents, Putnam, June 2007
__(Published under W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV)
Book VII, The Spymasters, Putnam, August 2012
__(Published under W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV)

 

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A Member of the Family, Scholastic, 1982
Air Evac,
Little, Brown, 1967
An Album of Automobile Racing,
Walker, 1977
Black Gold,
Scholastic, 1977
Careers in the Armed Services,
Walker, 1977
Comfort Me with Love,
New American Library, 1959
Crazy to Race,
Norton, 1971
Dateline: Talladega,
Grosset & Dunlap, 1972
Dave White & the Electric Wonder Car,
Scholastic, 1973
Fast and Smart,
Norton, 1970
Fast Green Car (or Flat Out),
Norton, 1966
Flying Army: The Modern Air Arm of the U.S. Army,
Doubleday, 1973
Flunking Out,
Scholastic, 1981
Grand Prix Driver,
Norton, 1969
Helicopter Pilot,
Norton, 1967
Hifi - From Edison’s Phonograph to Quadraphonic Sound,
Scholastic, 1977
Hot Seat,
New American Library, 1959
Hot Wire,
Harvey House, 1973
Leroy and the Old Man,
Scholastic, 1980
Micro-Midget Racer,
Harvey House, 1973
__(Originally published as Marty and the Micro-Midgets, Norton, 1970)
Mighty Minicycles,
E. M. Hale, 1976
Moose, The Thing and Me,
Houghton-Mifflin, 1982
Moving West on 122,
Little Brown, 1971
My Father’s Quite a Guy,
Little, Brown, 1971
Next Stop, Earth,
Walker, 1978
Orders to Vietnam,
Little, Brown, 1968
Race Car Team,
Grosset & Dunlap, 1973
Redline 7100,
Norton, 1969
Return to Racing,
Grosset & Dunlap, 1971
Road Racer,
Norton, 1967
Sky-Jacked,
Scholastic, 1972
Slaughter by Auto,
Scholastic, 1980
Soldiers on Horseback,
Norton, 1966
Stars and Planets,
Putnam, 1970
Steve Bellamy,
Little, Brown, 1970
Stock Car Racer,
Norton, 1966
Stop and Search,
Little, Brown, 1969
Stop, Thief,
Scholastic, 1974
Susan and Her Classic Convertible,
Scholastic, 1970
The Air Freight Mystery,
Scholastic, 1978
The Court Martial,
New American Library, 1962
The High Wind,
Grosset & Dunlap, 1971
The Hotel Mystery,
Scholastic, 1979
The Image Makers,
New English Library, 1967
The Love-Go-Round,
Berkley, 1960
The Narc,
Scholastic, 1972
The Race Driver,
Scholastic, 1972
The Roper Brothers and The Magnificent Steam Automobile,
Scholastic, 1975
The Sex Traveler,
New English Library, 1971
The Tank Driver,
Scholastic, 1978
The Wheel of a Fast Car,
Norton, 1969
The Wonders of Astronomy,
Putnam, 1964
The Wonders of Rockets and Missiles,
Putnam, 1965
The Wrecker Driver,
Scholastic, 1979
Tires and Other Things,
Doubleday, 1975
Under the Influence,
Scholastic, 1980
Up to the Quarterdeck,
Scholastic, 1969
Wheels & Pistons,
Scholastic, 1971
Where We Go from Here,
New American Library, 1961
Yankee Driver,
Grosset & Dunlap, 1973

 

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M*A*S*H Goes to Hollywood, Pocket Books, 1976
M*A*S*H Goes to Las Vegas,
Pocket Books, 1976
M*A*S*H Goes to London,
Pocket Books, 1975
M*A*S*H Goes to Miami,
Pocket Books, 1977
M*A*S*H Goes to Montreal,
Pocket Books, 1977
M*A*S*H Goes to Morocco,
Pocket Books, 1976
M*A*S*H Goes to New Orleans,
Pocket Books, 1975
M*A*S*H Goes to Paris,
Pocket Books, 1975
M*A*S*H Goes to San Francisco,
Pocket Books, 1976
M*A*S*H Goes to Texas,
Pocket Books, 1977
M*A*S*H Goes to Vienna,
Pocket Books, 1976

 

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MEN AT WAR

(Series also published under the pseudonym W.E.B. Griffin)

The Last Heroes, Pocket Books, 1985
The Secret Warriors, Pocket Books, 1986
The Soldier Spies, Pocket Books, 1986
The Fighting Agents, Pocket Books, 1987

 

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Article 92 Murder – Rape, Fawcett, 1964
Make War in Madness,
Fawcett, 1966
No French Leave,
Fawcett, 1959
Warrior’s Way,
Fawcett, 1965

 

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Heartbreak Ridge, Berkley, 1962
Hell on Wheels,
Berkley, 1962
Doing What Comes Naturally,
Monarch, 1965
Once More with Passion,
Monarch, 1964
The Girl in the Black Bikini,
Berkley, 1963
The Loved and The Lost,
Berkley, 1961

 

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The Deep Kill, Jove-Putnam, 1984

 

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Men In Blue, Jove, 1988

 

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The Selkirks, New American Library, 1982
The Wiltons,
New American Library, 1981

 

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A Long Ride on a Cycle, Putnam, 1972
Drag Race Driver,
Norton, 1971
Hunger for Racing,
Norton, 1967
The Twelve Cylinder Screamer,
Putnam, 1971
Racing to Glory,
Norton, 1969

 

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Wild Harvest, New American Library, 1983
Wild Heritage,
New American Library, 1984

 

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Bryan’s Dog, World, 1967
Li’l Wildcat,
World, 1965
Maverick on the Mound,
World, 1968
Tiger Rookie,
World, 1966
Yankee Boy,
World, 1970

 

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Christina’s Passion, Playboy Press, 1977

 

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Fastest Funny Car, Norton, 1967
Flat Out,
Norton, 1965
Grand Prix Racing,
Scholastic, 1968
Racing Mechanic,
Grosset & Dunlap, 1971
Return to Daytona,
Norton, 1962
Team Racer,
Norton, 1972
The Green Ghost,
Norton, 1968

 

 


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