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The Hunt for Red October (Has all First Printing Points)

Clancy, Tom

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ISBN 10: 0870212850 / ISBN 13: 9780870212857
Published by Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A.: Naval Inst Press, 1984
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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1984 Naval Press first edition, first printing. This is the real thing, not the book club edition and not a later printing). It has the following first printing points: 18 lines on copyright page; ISBN number on the book back binding panel & on the dustjacket back panel; six blurbs on back dj with Clive Clusser's blurb in third place; no price on dustjacket; and no printing indicators on the copyright page). Condition: VG/VG. Red clothboards with silver printing; corners show touch of wear; blindstamped with Soviet hammer, sickle and submarine. Textblock clean, tight, square, unmarked, has one tiny (1/4") tan spot on top edge; appears to be unread. Unclipped glossy dj; no price on dj flap (a first edition point; lightly tanning on edges. One half-inch split is stabilized and protected in clear archival Brodart wrapper. Packaged with care and shipped in a box to arrive in best condition. Complete satisfaction guarantee. The Hunt for Red October is the runaway bestseller that launched Tom Clancy's phenomenal career. A military thriller so accurate and convincing that the author was rumored to have been debriefed by the White House. Its theme: the greatest espionage coup in history. Its story: the chase for a runaway top secret Russian missile sub. (Amazon description). Bookseller Inventory # 071506-2

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Title: The Hunt for Red October (Has all First ...

Publisher: Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A.: Naval Inst Press

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Tom Clancy's rich imagination and his remarkable grasp of the capabilities of advanced technology give this novel an amazing ring of authenticity. It is a thriller with a new twist, a "military procedural" with an ingenious, tightly woven plot that revolves around the defection of a Soviet nuclear submarine--the USSR's newest and most valuable ship, with its most trusted and skilled officer at the helm.


A deadly serious game of hide-and-seek is on. The entire Soviet Atlantic Fleet is ordered to hunt down the submarine and destroy her at all costs. The Americans are determined to find her first and get her safely to port in the intelligence coups of all time. But the Red October has a million square miles of ocean to hide in and a new silent propulsion system that is impossible to detect. Or is it?


Her daring and cunning captain, Marko Ramius, thinks so. The commander of the Soviet's fastest attack submarine, however, is confident that he will find his prey. And Bart Mancuso, the aggressive commander of the U.S. Navy attack sub the Dallas, is counting on the sensitive ears of his resourceful young sonar operator to identify Red October's unique sound print and track her down.


The nerve-wracking hunt goes on for eighteen days as the Red October stealthily eludes her hunters across 4,000 miles of ocean. But just short of Ramius's objective, his submarine converges with the others in a rousing climax that is one of the most thrilling underwater scenes ever written. Can the start of all-out war be avoided? The outcome is clear only on the very last pages.

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Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision: the Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. And the most incredible chase in history is on....

The Hunt for Red October is the runaway bestseller that launched Tom Clancy's phenomenal career. A military thriller so accurate and convincing that the author was rumored to have been debriefed by the White House. Its theme: the greatest espionage coup in history. Its story: the chase for a runaway top secret Russian missile sub.

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