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Tom Clancy

Language: English

Publisher: Berkley

Published: Feb 1, 2000

Words: 89410
Pages: 392

Description:

*      ISBN-13: 9781101002414 *       ISBN: 1101002417   Synopsis   "Takes readers deeper than they've ever gone inside a nuclear submarine." (Kirkus Reviews)   A rare glimpse inside a Los Angeles-class (SSN-688) nuclear submarine with Tom Clancy as your guide...   Only the author of The Hunt for Red October could capture the reality of life aboard a nuclear submarine. Only a writer of Mr. Clancy's magnitude could obtain security clearance for information, diagrams, and photographs never before available to the public. Now, every civilian can enter this top secret world and experience the drama and excitement of this stunning technological achievement...the weapons, the procedures, the people themselves.   Known for originating the techno-thriller genre, Tom Clancy writes complex novels dense with hardware and international intrigue. Perhaps the strongest indication of his power as a writer is the fact that he is often treated by the media like a character in one of his books, asked for opinions about military readiness and the subject of rumors about being debriefed by the Pentagon. Not bad for a former salesman who was rejected for service because of bad eyesight. SUMMARY: Updated with new material on Seawolf and Virginia "Takes readers deeper than they ve ever gone inside a nuclear submarine." (Kirkus Reviews) A rare glimpse inside a Los Angeles-class (SSN-688) nuclear submarine with Tom Clancy as your guide... Only the author of The Hunt for Red October could capture the reality of life aboard a nuclear submarine. Only a writer of Mr. Clancy s magnitude could obtain security clearance for information, diagrams, and photographs never before available to the public. Now, every civilian can enter this top secret world and experience the drama and excitement of this stunning technological achievement...the weapons, the procedures, the people themselves. Submarine includes: * Exclusive photographs, illustrations, and diagrams * Mock war scenarios and weapons launch procedures * An inside look at life on board, from captain to crew, from training exercises to operations * The fascinating history and evolution of submarines * Tom Clancy s controversial views on submariner tactics and training methods.