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Hunt for Red October

TOM CLANCY

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ISBN 10: 0870212850 / ISBN 13: 9780870212857
Published by Naval Inst Pr October 1984, 1984
Condition: Fine (F) Hardcover
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Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. First Edition, First printing. Now protected with Durafold unattached to jacket. Near fine book/Near Fine Dust Jacket. BEAUTIFUL copy. Satisfaction guarantee. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 1984. Cloth. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾' - 9¾' tall. A TRUE FIRST EDITION! Has all markings associated with a true first. The book has uniformly colored red cloth, silver spine lettering, submarine and Hammer and Sickle in blind on the front, ISBN 0-87021-285-0 in silver on the rear, 18 lines of text on the copyright page. The Dust Wrapper does not have a price printed on the front flap, the rear panel has ISBN 0-87021-285-0 and six blurbs by [in order top to bottom] Jack Higgins, Joseph Wambaugh, Clive Cussler, Edward L. Beach, John Moore, and Stansfield Turner. Normal shelfwear to cover and a very minor repair (tape) in the inside of the cover on top by the spine.A very, very minimal foxing at edges. Bookseller Inventory # 20110715106515

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Title: Hunt for Red October

Publisher: Naval Inst Pr October 1984

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine (F)

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First 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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