Red Storm Rising Mass Market Paperback – Jul 1 1987
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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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YA Red Storm Rising, a World War III novel, begins in a blazing oil field in Russia, plunging readers into a gripping story of plots, strategies, wise men, and idiots that winds the tension ever tighter. Vivid characters emerge through the chaos of battles planned and fought. Sacrifices, heroes, great strategy confounded by bad weather, lack of supplies, and incomplete information draw readers into the adventure and the suspense of reversals. No Rambos herethe heroes are ordinary young people caught by chance on the turning edge of war. Sheer grit and perserverance turn the tide in this chilling, fleshed-out war game. Readers emerge elated and breathless, with a new vision of war and its wins and losses. Clancy will win an army of fans who will be looking for more. Annette DeMeritt, Houston Public Library
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The early battle scenes are in many ways the best and I enjoyed seeing the US commanders utterly fail in the initial battles of the North Atlantic. The ground assualts are believable esspecially in the way Tom Clancy presents your views as if a participant and seeing only bits and pieces leaving a general feeling of shock at the destruction and yet never undercutting your ability to follow the overall plot.
The end of the book is a little too tidy, to fast a wrap up and perhaps even anti-climatic. It is not that is is bad it is just that Clancy writes a realistic ending in the sense that battles often end from mutual exhaustion rather than one side soundly defeating the other. In one place the NATO commander realizes that he has stopped the Russians at last and thinks - Now what do I have left to push them back? The answer is not much. Very realistic.
All in all it rates 5 stars. The characters in this book are only matched by the CIA opperative Clark in future books.
As the battle get's fiercer, the Soviet's think they have NATO done, but things take a turn for them, and they are being swept back to mother Russia and away from the Middle East. Then in a huge battle to end the war, the Soviet's then back away from their strong holds, and are driven back to their own lines. Eventually WW3 is over, and the Soviet's take a serious defeat.
Red Storm Rising is a very interesting novel, although the Soviet Union is long gone, the book still holds it place as one of the best war novels out there. Also, not only do NATO take a beating, the Soviet's take a beating also, winning some, losing some. A great novel, and definitely one of my favorites.
Without putting out any spoilers, the plot of the novel is straightforward. The Soviet Union suffers a catastrophic failure of its internal fuel/oil supplies, which its leaders learn will soon bring the Soviet economy to its knees. Rather than deciding to deal with this setback through trade and negotiations, the Soviet leadership, dominated by hard-liners, decides to seize the Middle East oil fields immediately following a blitzkrieg campaign against NATO (to distract NATO from intervening in the Middle East). Therein lies the story.
Clancy does an excellent job showing us a scenario of rising tension and the preparations by the Soviets for the surprise attack. His speculations as regards Soviet strategy, while imaginative, are very reasonable and plausible. In fact, supposedly the strategy in this scenario was "war-gamed" with the superb strategy game "Harpoon."
Like most Clancy novels, the character development here takes a backseat to the military-political story he is trying to tell, but the novel is fine for all that, and there are in fact some interesting characters in this book. Overall, this book is an interesting and satisfying read, moves along at a brisk pace, and always holds the reader's interest.Read more ›
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Super. Edge of seat reading. Great action and character development. Felt like I was back in the Cold War era with the political maneuvering of that dayPublished 11 months ago by Doug Nault
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This is gotta be the most enjoyable book I've read. This would make for a great video game if it hasn't been made already.Published on Jan. 5 2013 by sean n cooper
This was the first book of his I read and it had me hooked to the novel. now i like his novels.Published on June 16 2004
Red Storm Rising is an amzing book that takes place in WWIII. It happens when the USSR declares war on the middle east and NATO after they were attacked by easterners that lit... Read morePublished on May 11 2004