The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy 1984 First Edition Navel Institute Press

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Step into the suspenseful world of Cold War espionage with "The Hunt for Red October," the groundbreaking 1984 first edition by Tom Clancy. Published by the Naval Institute Press, this hardcover book is a cornerstone for any Tom Clancy collection, offering 387 pages of intense military strategy and thrilling chases across the Atlantic.

As the debut novel that propelled Clancy to fame, this narrative weaves a tale of a Soviet submarine commander's bold move to the west with the Red October, igniting a high-stakes pursuit by both the Americans and Russians. Celebrated for its detailed portrayal of military life and technological accuracy, this novel not only entertained millions but also raised eyebrows for its perceived insight into classified operations.


  • Title: The Hunt for Red October
  • Author: Tom Clancy
  • Publication Date: 1984
  • ISBN: 0870212850
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 387
  • Dimensions: 9x6x1 inches
  • Note: The previous owner wrapped the book in a mylar protective brodart.
  • Condition: minor wear on the dust jacket

Three Key Takeways:

  1. This pristine first edition is a vital addition to any Tom Clancy or military thriller enthusiast's library.
  2. The novel introduced the world to Clancy's talent for blending accurate military detail with riveting fictional narratives.
  3. Known for its compelling portrayal of Cold War tensions and technological prowess, it sparks discussions about the author's knowledge of classified intelligence.

Wrapping Up:

Owning the first edition of "The Hunt for Red October" offers not just a gripping read but a piece of literary and cultural significance. This novel's blend of suspense, detailed accuracy, and pivotal role in Tom Clancy's career make it an unparalleled addition to any collection.


This vintage item has been previously owned and loved, showing signs of wear typical for its age. Please refer to the provided photos for details on its condition. For further inquiries or more photos, do not hesitate to ask.

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