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The Black Sea Paperback – Oct 1 1994


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press; New edition edition (October 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1557507597
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557507594
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.4 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 680 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Format: Paperback
While this is a dated, but very enjoyable thriller along the Clive Cussler sea-adventure line, it's far more as well. The characters are much more developed and interesting than Cussler's and the plot is a worthy one, involving modern-day piracy, terrorism, and Islam.
What's even more significant is Setlowe's manner of educating the reader about that vaguely-known geographic area, most of us only have hazy ideas about politically, geographically, and culturally.
And it's significant to be reminded that this area houses the world's largest Muslim population, that it is still schismatic between Malays, Chinese, Singaporeans, and other nationalities, that the world's busiest trade port is the independent nation of Singapore. Setlowe teaches you the long involved history of the area, its curious scattering of small islands, and the motivations of its modern-day inhabitants.
But lest you think this will be a dull learning experience, it's not. It's backstory to a fascinating adventure yarn that could happen any day of the week and for the exact reasons Setlowe lays out. ead it for the yarn, read it for the background information, but read it and get your POV about Malayasia readjusted to its startling potential and realities.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
I really discovered a gem. It could have been a simple case of piracy, but things in the real world are rarely that simple. Mr. Setlowe has managed to mix a cauldron of piracy, espionage, fanaticism and the right man in the wrong place. Captain Henry Stewart sails his guided missile frigate into harm's way. He spent his youth aboard riverine units in the Mekong Delta, and he understands the fight better than the admirals in Washington.
This is a great, great read!
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
It think this is a great book. Setlowe covers US Naval tactics, south-east Asian history and culture, and modern politics. However, he is a little thin in his explanations sometimes leaving you feeling like you're missing all of the information.
The characters are well done and the story, while confusing sometimes, keeps you constatntly turning the pages.
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