In Robert A. Heinlein's controversial bestseller, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the Universe--and into battle against mankind's most alarming enemy.
JOIN THE ARMY AND SEE THE UNIVERSE
The historians can't seem to settle whether to call this one "The Third Space War" (or the fourth), or whether "The First Interstellar War" fits it better. The soldiers just call it "The Bug War." Everything up to then and still later were "incidents," "patrols," or "police actions."
In the Mobile Infantry, everybody fights. But you're just as dead if you buy the farm in an "incident" as you are if you buy it in a declared war...
"A classic...If you want a great military adventure, this one is for you."--All SciFi
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SadieSForsythe - LibraryThing
Sooo much better than the movie—deeper than Hollywood have you believe. But with the exception of the fact that it's set in futuristic space I'd almost call this Military Fiction instead of Science Fiction. In fact, in my mind I've renamed it Heinlein's Loving Homage to the Infantry. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JoeKingman - LibraryThing
I can see why this book is on the USMC reading list. Totally not like the movie. I recommend this book to all veterans, and mostly to people that are about join or thinking of joining the military Read full review