Semper Fi - W. E. B. Griffin

Semper Fi

By W. E. B. Griffin

  • Release Date: 1986-11-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 620 Ratings


The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Brotherhood of War saga brings to life the men of the Marine Corps in the first Novel of the Corps.

From Shanghai to Wake Island, the Corps was America’s first line of defense as the winds of war exploded into the devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Now, this elite group of courageous, honorable men steel themselves for battle, prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice...


  • Not exciting

    By russ kram
    Verbose,very dull in large sections.
  • Semper Fi

    By Drphotomoto
    This first book in the Corps series does a great job of introducing the characters who will enthrall you as you make you way through WEB Griffins historical fiction of World War Two. The book also introduces the marine Corp with all its pomp and tradition. To the uninitiated this series brings to life one of the most challenging chapters in our history and does so through the lives of fictional characters that you will come to know and love as if they were your own flesh and blood. These chapters are thrilling page turners that truly bring history to life.
  • This is the book that introduced me to W.E.B Griffin

    By Kdluguliyrupctih
    Picked up my first copy in 1987 because it looked interesting. USMC? Ok. Lets give it a try. I’ve read The Corps series four times since, along with the others by the awesome and entertaining author. I’ve just started Semper Fi again this week and it’s just as enthralling as the first time. I plan on going through the entire series again. Was saddened to learn of Mr. Butterworth’s recent passing.
  • Literally my Favorite book

    By Jasses
    I've read this book 3 or 4 times now and it was worth every minute.
  • Great book

    By gerald lyday
    While I have read other books regarding the people in this book,this was a good account of what happened prior to the other things that happened to k. McCoy.
  • The Corps - A long standing tradition

    By maccars
    This is probably the 10th time I've read this book. Griffin never fails to capture my attention with his incredible ability to develop characters and describe their normal day-to-day activities. I can't recommend this book - or this series highly enough.
  • Semper Fi

    By CaryOke
    I stumbled onto this author and loved the book. Just finished it which left me with two hours sleep. Going to read more samples tonight unfortunately.
  • The Corp

    By Marylou s
    This book is not up to Griffin's standards. The story is not well developed. Especially did not like the way it ended. It just stopped suddenly. Was disappointed with the book. Not worth the money!
  • Another great book from W.E.B. Griffin

    By nmdunn
    Another great book from W.E.B. Griffin. I only wish two things: 1. That the books were longer, so I could keep reading, and 2. That I had read Griffin's books in some semblance of order.
  • Feels right

    By Dan Brown
    I'm a former Jarhead, and this book just has the right feel. The author has done a good job of capturing the essential nature of the Corps. On top of that, it's the first book of a rip roarin' tale that's good fun to read.