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Hunt for Red October

by Tom Clancy

Condition: Fine/Fine


First Edition, later printing. 1984. Fine, almost new condition. Hardcover with d.j. Dust jacket cover has two slight nicks on bottom edge and bumping on top spine edge. No price on d.j. Copyright page has 18 required lines. Fully bound in red cloth, with tight binding, and sharp, clean pages. Silver lettering on spine. Submarine and hammer & sickle in blind on front cover. No markings. Clean text box. Naval Institute Press. A New York Times bestseller. 387 pages.

The Hunt for Red October was Tom Clancy's 1984 first novel. The story follows a CIA analyst leading a covert group of US Naval officers to steal a cutting-edge Soviet nuclear submarine from 26 defecting Soviet officers....



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.  Read more: Identifying first editions of Hunt for Red October




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