SSN: Strategies of Submarine Warfare

SSN: Strategies of Submarine Warfare

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Overview

SSN: Strategies of Submarine Warfare by Tom Clancy, Martin Greenberg

The "forgotten Clancy novel," SSN is a complete submarine warfare novel with maps, photos, and a special interview with Tom Clancy and former submarine commander Doug Littlejohns

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101002414
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/01/2000
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 239,002
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Thirty years ago Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore’s Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it “the perfect yarn.” From that day forward, Clancy established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He passed away in October 2013.

Martin H. Greenberg was an American academic and anthologist, compiler of more than a thousand science fiction anthologies. He was the founder of Tekno Books and a cofounder of the Sci-Fi Channel. He was a longtime friend and business partner of Isaac Asimov, and co-created the novel series Power Plays with author Tom Clancy. Greenberg died in 2011.

Hometown:

Huntingtown, Maryland

Date of Birth:

April 12, 1947

Date of Death:

October 1, 2013

Place of Birth:

Baltimore, Maryland

Education:

Loyola High School in Towson, Maryland, 1965; B.A. in English, Loyola College, 1969

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SSN 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was the best book i have ever read... even though some other people don't like it... its because its not there type of book... but i would recomend this to ANYONE who wants to buy it. I think it was great... EXTREEM SUSPENCE IN EVERY SENTENCE!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I haven't even finished the book. To be honest, I got about half of it read, skimmed the rest of the pages and came to a conclusion that this book wasn't worth the $5 bill that I found on the ground the day that I bought it, or the time spent reading it. This book is SO predictable. It's not just that it's predictable, it's almost impossible for one submarine to sink all of the things that it did. This goes on for chapters on end. Do NOT buy this book, even with money that you find on the ground!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the worst Tom Clancy book I have ever read! It was a complete waste of time. The action was so unrealistic, it was ridiculous. Every chapter was the same. There was no character development or plot to the story at all. I am a fan of Tom Clancy, but should be ashamed to have his name associated with this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book really deserves 3.5 points. If your into submarines it's great. Clancy describes everything in perfect detail and the action is awesome, but unrealistic. The submarine nor any other vessels in the entire American naval fleet are even harmed. At one point a helicopter is shot down. That's it. No characters are described in detail, in fact, we only know the name of one character, the Captain of the submarine. This is still a good book but it's more of a guide to submarine warfare, not a story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like all of Clancy's other books, but this one left me unsatisfied. SSN was action packed and jumped from one chapter to the next, but it was very repetive. At most it kept me occupied on the plane for 8 hours!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Disappointed in repetitive action sequence. No character development. Bought because my daughters name is Cheyenne and thought Clancy would make good reading. Submariner life fairly accurate but bland beyond that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this to be as engaging, if not more so, than Clancy's other nonfiction works. Highly recommended to those wishing to learn more about submarine tactics.
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Very excellent plot line from start to finish giving a somewhat realistic picture of what it would be like if United States would actually go to war with China. Very fast paced, explosive book, hard to put down once you get started. It will give you an insight into the world of the submariner that few authors are capable of giving. If there are any short-comings of this book I would have to say that it is that there is a little bit of a bend in the scope of reality. First of all, 1 american submarine destroying close to 100 submarines of the enemy...unlikely, but I'd be willing to give it the benefit of the doubt; on the other hand being able to spend so many months at sea without any relief is just not within the realm of possibility. Third, and finally; the fact that Russia was able to give them a sub that runs quieter than any nuclear submarine known in the world, was just too far-fetched. First of all Russia hasn't been anywhere near the head of any arms races for the last 20 years. Still, for action, and suspense I give 5 stars.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked the book. Suspense, action (no shortage of that). Problem is, the realness of ONE submarine killing literally 75 or so targets is a little over the top. AND without help from anyone else and no scratches from its adventures. A little unrealistic this time, but still a decent/good book to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was ok, it was interesting learning about how submarines work, but the story and plot are so unrealitic,it made it boring. I am 3/4 done with the book, and i could care aless if i even finish it. One submarine, all alone, takes on convoys, and other submarines over and over, and never gets scratched. It is interesting, but boring. There are no characters to get involved with. Dont waste your time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was so realistic and unbelievable. It shows me the pressure and anxiety of being in a submarine.TOM CLANCY did it again!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the most amazing book i ever read. It has action, suspense and keeps u on the edge of ur seat. I was astonished by the details Mr. Clancy used and he brought the whole story to life. U gotta read it!!!!