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 - antao - LibraryThing
Word of warning. I’m going to discourse both on the book and on the Verhoeven’s movie. He didn't include them as "grunts" probably because the training was sufficiently hard that most wouldn't have ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thesmellofbooks - LibraryThing
Although slightly interesting as a character study, and more interesting from the POV of how a soldier might be trained and a battle organized, this is almost entirely backstory, with very little plot. Read full review