Red Storm Rising

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Penguin, Jul 1, 1987 - Fiction - 736 pages
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Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Ryan novels--including his latest blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--delivers an electrifying tale of international conflict.

Using the latest advancements in military technology, the world's superpowers battle it out on land, sea, and air for the ultimate global control.

A chillingly authentic vision of modern war, Red Storm Rising is as powerful as it is ambitious.

It's a story you will never forget.

Hard hitting. Suspenseful.

And frighteningly real.

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May be Clancy's best! If due to distractions such as a job, needing to eat or sleep or being too young to care you didn't stay glued to CNN watching the airwar part of Desert Storm with submarine launched cruise missiles flying past hotel balconies, unseen aircraft destroying a cities infrastructure with a scalpel and bombs that flew down ventilation shafts, through doors and windows and in 1 case an F/A-18 shooting down a Huey helicopter with a smart bomb you really need to read this book. It was written 3 years prior to the war and I'll bet the ranch that Generals Horner (AF) & Shwartzkopf (Army) read this book.
I had been working on 7 WTC when Iraq invaded Kuwait and during the build up we talked a lot about what was going to happen. I love tech and weapons systems are always at the cutting edge, I also read a lot. I told the guys I was working with how it was going to start. Before the war started I was sent to NJ to put up a new office building. It wasn't long after airwar started that the guys I had been working with in Manhattan were calling me in NJ and asking how I knew all this stuff. I missed the start time by 1/2 hour because as I had told them "We owned the night"
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. If this is your type of book it's a MUST read along with Harold Coyles "Team Yankee"
 

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Excellent, detailed examination of how WWIII could play out.
RIP Tom Clancy

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About the author (1987)

Thirty years ago Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore’s Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October—the first of the phenomenally successful Jack Ryan novels—sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it “the perfect yarn.” From that day forward, Clancy established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He passed away in October 2013.

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