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The Hunt for Red October by  Tom Clancy - 1st Edition - 1984 - from Idler Fine Books (SKU: 001655)

The Hunt for Red October

The Hunt for Red October by  Tom Clancy - 1st Edition - 1984 - from Idler Fine Books (SKU: 001655)

The Hunt for Red October

by Clancy, Tom

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  • hardcover
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Condition
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ISBN 10
0870212850
ISBN 13
9780870212857
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Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1984 First Printing of the First Edition. A short closed tear to upper back panel, else book and dust jacket in fine condition.

Synopsis

Published in 1984, The Hunt for Red October follows a Soviet submarine captain who defies orders and charts a course for the United States. Unclear of his motives and fearing a nuclear launch, the protagonist Jack Ryan attempts to track the nearly untraceable vessel as it nears the east coast. The basis for a blockbuster hollywood film of the same title, The Hunt for the Red October catapulted Tom Clancy from insurance salesman to one of the most popular writers of his generation. After being rejected by several mainstream publishers, Clancy submitted the book to the Naval Institute Press and was reportedly surprised at it's acceptance. The publisher, which had never published a work of fiction before printed only 5000 copies in the first run, making the first printing rather scarce. 

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Details

Bookseller
Idler Fine Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
001655
Title
The Hunt for Red October
Author
Clancy, Tom
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0870212850
ISBN 13
9780870212857
Publisher
Naval Institute Press
Place of Publication
Annapolis, Maryland
Date published
1984
Keywords
FICTION, LITERATURE, AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK.

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