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Carrier: A Guided Tour of an Aircraft Carrier
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They are floating cities with crews of thousands. They are the linchpins of any military strategy, for they provide what has become the key to every battle fought since World War I: air superiority. The mere presence of a U.S. naval carrier in a region is an automatic display of strength that sends a message no potential enemy can ignore. Now, Tom Clancy welcomes you aboard for a detailed look at how these floating behemoths function. With his trademark style and eye for detail, Clancy brings you naval combat strategy like no one else can.

Carrier includes:

  • Takeoffs and landings: flying into the danger zone

  • The aircraft onboard: their range, their power, their weaponry

  • The role of the carrier in modern naval warfare

  • Exclusive photographs, illustrations and diagrams

  • Plus: An interview with the U.S. Navy's Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jay Johnson
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    Street Date:
    02/01/1999
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          Clancy's next novel, Red Storm Rising, took on U.S./Soviet tension by providing a realistic modern war scenario arising from a conventional Soviet attack on NATO. Other bestsellers followed: Patriot Games dealt with terrorism; Cardinal of the Kremlin focused on spies, secrets and the strategic defense initiative; Clear and Present Danger asked what if there was a real war on drugs; The Sum of All Fears centered around post-Cold War attempts to rekindle U.S./Soviet animosity; Without Remorse took on the rising U.S. drug trade and Vietnam War era POW's; and Debt of Honor explored the hazards of American/Japanese economic competition, the vulnerability of America's financial system, and the dangers of military downsizing. In light of the events of September 11, 2001, Debt of Honor demonstrated once and for all Clancy's cutting-edge prescience in predicting future events. The novel ends with a suicide attack against the U.S. Capitol Building by a terrorist flying a 747 out of Dulles airport.

          Clancy's uninterrupted string of best sellers continued with Executive Orders, which combined the threat of biological and conventional terrorism with the instability of the Persian Gulf region; Rainbow Six, which explored the dual threats posed by former Soviet intelligence operatives willing to sell themselves to the highest bidder, and genetically engineering bio weapons; and The Bear and The Dragon, which posited a limited war between China, the U.S. and Russia.

          Clancy's nonfiction works include Submarine, Armored Cav, Fighter Wing, Marine, and Airborne—a series of guided tours of America's warfighting assets. He has also written three books in an extraordinary nonfiction series that looks deep into the art of war through the eyes of America's outstanding military commanders. Into The Storm: A Study in Command, written with armor and infantry General Fred Franks Jr., and Every Man a Tiger, written with Air Force General Chuck Horner, won unanimous praise for their detailed exploration of traditional war-fighting from the ground and from the air. The third book in the Commanders series, Shadow Warriors: Inside the Special Forces, written with General Carl Stiner, former commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, tells the story of the soldiers whose training, resourcefulness, and creativity make them capable of jobs that few other soldiers can handle, in situations where traditional arms and movement don't apply.

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    Carrier includes:

  • Takeoffs and landings: flying into the danger zone

  • The aircraft onboard: their range, their power, their weaponry

  • The role of the carrier in modern naval warfare

  • Exclusive photographs, illustrations and diagrams

  • Plus: An interview with the U.S. Navy's Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jay Johnson
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    Carrier includes:

  • Takeoffs and landings: flying into the danger zone

  • The aircraft onboard: their range, their power, their weaponry

  • The role of the carrier in modern naval warfare

  • Exclusive photographs, illustrations and diagrams

  • Plus: An interview with the U.S. Navy's Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jay Johnson
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