The Sixth Fleet

The Sixth Fleet

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by David E. Meadows
     
 

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In the near future, the United States is no longer a dominant superpower. Countries that were once allies now race to establish their own influence around the globe. Slowly but surely, America is becoming a shadow of its former glory. But America's old enemies aren't content to see her fade away. They want revenge.

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In the near future, the United States is no longer a dominant superpower. Countries that were once allies now race to establish their own influence around the globe. Slowly but surely, America is becoming a shadow of its former glory. But America's old enemies aren't content to see her fade away. They want revenge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101220948
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/01/2001
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
254,774
File size:
309 KB

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Sixth Fleet 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Ian_Laughlin More than 1 year ago
This is a good book with great characters and a good plot line. However, the book ends like a road going off a cliff.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished The Sixth Fleet. What a trip. The characters are well developed and the plot is the headlines of today. As a retired military officer I was greatly impressed with the authenticity of how the military was portrayed. The plot was realistic and kept me reading cover to cover.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great sense of humor and realism mixed with the horror of a dark possible future. Thanks for all the kudos given to us RJ'ers. It was fun times in Glyfada in between flights! Contract for at least 10 more!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Based on the other fine reviews of this book, at this juncture, my review would be redundant. All of the superlatives have been exhausted. It¿s true what they all say. If the term ¿streetwise¿ applies to military thrillers, then let the term apply to Capt. Meadows¿ Sixth Fleet. He writes with authority. I very much enjoyed the raging battle scenes toward the end of the story. There is absolutely nothing good or grand about war, but I will note that Capt. Meadows did a masterful job at creating some very dramatic and very real battle scenes. The Americans and Italians are fighting the Libyans, both at sea and in the air. I look forward to reading the entire Sixth Fleet series. The good news is that Capt. Meadows has recently contracted to do four more books. Well-done David. Cheers, shipmate.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Meadows accurately details the shipboard and aerial combat action. He's been there. I enjoyed returning to the Med. and revisiting some of the places we had been on the old Gearing (DD-710.) But it is a real shocker to be there when the bad guys do what they do to the 'new' USS Gearing. Hold on to your seats!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was great. Great detail, good work on the technology. But then again, it's what you work with for a living, MR. Meadows(Hey, when are you going to do a book signing in NYC area?). It was a rock'em, sock'em, kicking @ss book. Great description of what is going to happen if we keep looking to downsize the military. The miliary is not a freaking corporation that you can just fire some employees to keep cost down. What's it' gonna take, an invasion? Great book. I totally agree with the author on this issue. I can't wait for the other three. God, you wrote all three by now but only are releasing in slowly. This is cruel. =)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! What a find. Great plot. Succinct but sharp character developements. Unskimmable action scenes. I wrote this at 2 a.m. looking for another book by this guy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An awesome book packed full of action. Meadows stayed true to the story while bring real life acurate details to it. This is a book that describes what could happen if we continue to downsize our military. This books is a real page turner. I can't wait for the next one to come out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Sixth Fleet brings the impact of a downsized U.S. military right in your face. I couldn't put it down. Great story. You can tell the author knows his stuff. If there is only one book you read this year, this is the one. The aerial combat is so real you feel you are right there. Meadows writings makes you want to cry one moment as you experience the terror from the attacks on the American warships to laughing when you spot the tongue in cheek humor he throws into the story. I will definitely be buying the next book.