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Blind Man's Bluff
Blind Man's Bluff
by Sherry Sontag
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Scary stuff you may never have known happened, June 7 2003
With the ending of the cold war and those who gallantly fought it mostly in retirement or deceased, stories about the role that submarines played in dettering World War 3 can now be told. The book touches on several incidents in which subs were used clandestinly for national security such as the hunt for a missing H-bomb, sunken subs USS Thresher and USS Scorpion and a sunken Soviet missle sub near the Hawaiian Islands. Tapping Soviet communications cables and the development of the first sub-based ballistic missle, the Polaris are also explained in as much detail national security clearances will allow. There are some stories however that may not have been completely truthful, as the people interviewed later made note of, particularly Dr. John Craven who worked on several of the projects mentioned. Overall, the book was an eye-opener. Even folks who don't read books on like subjects should get a kick out of this book.

Firefox
Firefox
VHS

4.0 out of 5 stars Clint as a fighter jock, June 7 2003
This review is from: Firefox (VHS Tape)
Clint Eastwood hasn't done too many military or spy movies, and it was fun to seem him tackle the genre. Clint plays an ex-Air Force fighter pilot named Mitchell Gant who had some bad experiences in Vietnam and is enjoying his retirement on a ranch. He is recruited by a international espionage ring who already have a top-secret mission ready for him. He is to sneak into the Soviet Union and with the help of persecuted Russian Jews, steal the Soviet's newest and scariest fighter jet, the MIG-31, codenamed "Firefox". But the KGB is on his tail from minute one, only they don't know yet exactly why he is there. All heck breaks loose once they find out why, but it's too late. Gant is up in the air at the controls of the plane and it's telepathic weapons system. After a refueling stop on an ice sheet where an American sub is waiting for him, he takes off and has to contend with a Russian fighter ace flying the only other Firefox in existence. Will Mitchell Gant make it back to American soil? Watch the movie to find out!

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