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"Tom Clancy is the best there is"

Offers a detailed, fact-filled examination of the Airborne Task Force, complete with exclusive photographs, illustrations, diagrams, and an extensive interview with the commander of the 18th Airborne Corps, General John Keen. Original."

Representing the very best from the Army and Air Force, the Airborne Task Force is a formidable combination of manpower and firepower.   Now, Tom Clancy examines this elite branch of our nation's armed forces.   With pinpoint accuracy and a style more compelling than any fiction, the acclaimed author of Executive Orders delivers a fascinating account of the Airborne juggernaut - the people, the technology, and Airborne's mission in an ever-changing world. Airborne includes two Tom Clancy "mini-novels" - real world scenarios involving the Airborne Task Force; Airborne's weapons of the twenty-first century, including the Javelin anti-tank missile, the hypersonic LOSAT fire support system, and the Comanche Stealth Helicopter; Eighteen weeks: Life in an Airborne Alert Brigade; exclusive photographs, illustrations, and diagrams; plus an in-depth interview with the incoming commander of the 18th Airborne Corps, General John M. Keane.

Never before seen by the general public: a rare glimpse inside a Los Angeles-class (SSN-688) nuclear submarine ... with Tom Clancy as your guide.    Only the author of The Hunt for Red October could capture the reality of life aboard a nuclear submarine.   Only a writer of Mr. Clancy's magnitude could obtain security clearance for information, diagrams, and photographs never before available to the public.   Now, for the first time, every civilian can enter this top secret world and experience the drama and excitement of this stunning technological achievement.... the weapons, the procedures, the people themselves... the startling facts behind the fiction that made Tom Clancy a #1 bestseller.
Submarine includes:
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An inside look at life on board, from captain to crew, from training exercises to operations
The fascinating history and evolution of submarines
PLUS: Tom Clancy's controversial views on submariner tactics and training methods.

Since Clancy's fictional hero Jack Ryan began his career as a marine officer, few fans will be surprised that his creator now turns his attention to the corps and treats an aspect of it as effectively as he did the subjects of his three previous nonfiction military studies: Submarine (1993), Armored Cav (1994), and Fighter Wing (1995).   After summarizing the marines' history, unique ethos, and weaponry -- both specialized and borrowed, including the formidable ships of the amphibious navy -- Clancy focuses on "the most `Marine' unit left in the Corps today," a Marine Expeditionary Unit -- Special Operations Capable.   Such a unit is one of the corps' and the country's seaborne emergency response teams, each with infantry, armor, air, and logistical components adding up to about 2,000 men and each able to carry out an astonishing variety of war-fighting and peacekeeping activities.   Clancy amasses the information, writes clearly, provides an invaluable bibliography, and generally takes the lay reader where it would be very difficult to go without Clancy's guidance.   Highly recommended.   Roland Green

Fighter Wing:
A Guided Tour of an Air Force Combat Wing

by Tom Clancy
Paperback (1997)

Now, for the first time, an insider's look at an Air Force combat wing--the planes, the technology, and the people -- with Tom Clancy as your guide.    Tom Clancy's previous explorations of America's armed forces, Submarine and Armored Cav, revealed exclusive, never-before-seen information an the people and technology that protect our nation.   Now, the acclaimed author of takes to the skies with the U.S. Air Force's elite: the Fighter Wing.
With his compelling style and unerring eye for detail, Clancy captures the thrill of takeoff, the drama of the dogfight, and the relentless dangers our fighter pilots face every day of their lives, showing readers what it really means to be the best of the best.

Fighter Wing includes:
Detailed analyses of the Air Force's premier fighter planes, including the F-15 Eagle
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An insider's look at the people behind the planes and weapons
Combat strategies and training techniques used by the U.S. Air Force
Synopsis
New York Times bestselling author Tom Clancy takes readers on an inside tour of an Air Force combat wing -- the planes, the technology, and the people -- capturing the thrill of takeoff, the drama of a dogfight, and the relentless dangers which fighter pilots face every day of their lives. Exclusive photos, diagrams, and illustrations throughout.

A penetrating look inside an armored cavalry regiment -- the technology, the strategies, and the people... profiled by Tom Clancy.
His first nonfiction book, Submarine, captured the reality of life aboard a nuclear warship. Now, the #1 bestselling author of Clear and Present Danger portrays today's military as only army personnel can know it.
With the same compelling, you-are-there immediacy of his acclaimed fiction, Tom Clancy provides detailed descriptions of tanks, helicopters, artillery, and more -- the brilliant technology behind the U. S. Army.   He captures military life -- from the drama of combat to the daily routine -- with total accuracy, and reveals the roles and missions that have in recent years distinguished our fighting forces.

Armored Cav includes:
Descriptions of the M1A2 Main Battle Tank, the AH-64A Apache Attack Helicopter, and more
An interview with General Frederick Franks
Strategies behind the Desert Storm account
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PLUS: From West Point cadet to Desert Storm commander, an interview with a combat cavalry officer on the rise.
San Francisco Chronicle   "Tom Clancy is the best there is".

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