Jazzy Book Reviews

Jazzy Book Reviews

BLURB: Spanning over 200 years of American military history, “The Wars Among the Paines” (Koehler Books, September 30, 2020), tells the complex story of a family defined by war, accounting in vivid detail its toll in blood, treasure, and emotional turmoil. Nearly 50...

LitPick Book Reviews

LitPick Book Reviews

The War Among the Paines is a riveting life story of a family that is historically affected by war. Treat Paine narrates this story and explains the history of his family to his wife on the way to his mother’s funeral. He takes us back through WWI, WWII, and both the...

DODReads Book Review

DODReads Book Review

In his first novel, John M. Millar, a veteran of Vietnam and a decorated US Army officer, tells the tale of members of several generations of the Paine family. They include five men who fought in America’s wars—from Robert Pinkerton Paine in WWI to Thomas Paine Sr....

Review by the VVA Veteran

Review by the VVA Veteran

The Wars Among the Paines (KoehlerBooks, 616 pp., $39.95, hardcover; $26.95, paper; $7.99, e book) is a work of historical fiction by John M. Millar, who served as a first lieutenant with the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam in 1968-69. The novel looks at the effects...

Review by US Review of Books

Review by US Review of Books

book review by Joel Samberg "For two weeks, every waking hour was spent playing my new and old music at the highest volume... I noticed that the fish in the lake seemed to be setting new records in height attained by jumping out...

Review by Foreword Reviews

Review by Foreword Reviews

The Wars Among the Paines is a thought-provoking novel about the lasting consequences of war on societies, families, and individuals. In John M. Millar’s introspective and philosophical novel The Wars Among the Paines, a Vietnam veteran compares his military service...