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e-Book Show of Force epub download

Author: Charles D. Taylor
ISBN: 0354046195
Pages: 288 pages
Publisher: Futura Publications (March 1981)
Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
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Rating: 4.1
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e-Book Show of Force epub download

by Charles D. Taylor



Charles looked to his left at the members of the bridge watch. None of them seemed to have noticed the change in motion

Charles looked to his left at the members of the bridge watch. None of them seemed to have noticed the change in motion. It was a habit he rarely noticed, as was the way he ran his left hand through his dark, slightly curly hair. Even though it was cut short, and there were tinges of gray around his ears, he looked younger than most admirals since most of his hair still remained. Son, I'd like a mug of coffee, blac. rom the forward control room, not the wardroom. And, while you're on the way, would you ask Commander Dailey to come to the bridge.

Show of Force speaks of a time when men become warriors and all the world is a battlefield. Mass Market Paperback: 346 pages. Publisher: Jove (August 1, 1988).

A helicopter lifted slowly from the deck, rotors cutting the air with a whistling sound to compete with the roar of the engines as California moved away from under it.

Already another of the choppers had appeared, hovering behind the ship, waiting its turn to land and retrieve more of David Charles's staff for their transfer to Nimitz. Inside the cabin of the first helicopter it was much quieter, enough so that the occupants could hear themselves talk.

As the two largest, most powerfully equipped naval fleets in history.

He always does something for emphasis, just to show he means business. I'll give you a little side bet that he's going to do something soon, something that's supposed to jolt the President, something that's going to scare the hell out of everybody. Just a little something to put on the pressure. He probably figures if the President sees telegrams from all over the world telling him to get the hell off that island because the Russians have already made a move, he might just get scared into dumping the whole thing

Charles Hart Taylor (born January 21, 1941) is an American politician; a Republican, he represented North Carolina's 11th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.

Charles Hart Taylor (born January 21, 1941) is an American politician; a Republican, he represented North Carolina's 11th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. He began serving in 1991 and continued through January 3, 2007. Taylor was born in Brevard, North Carolina. He attended Wake Forest University, where he received his BA in 1963 and his law degree (Juris Doctor) from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1966.

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As Admirals Charles and Kupinsky face imminent disaster, forced to make their moves on the chessboard of modern warfare, we look back over their pasts as men of peace and . Books related to Show of Force.

As Admirals Charles and Kupinsky face imminent disaster, forced to make their moves on the chessboard of modern warfare, we look back over their pasts as men of peace and men of war. David Charles learned the hard way in the tragic Bay of Pigs, on the treacherous rivers of Vietnam, and in the backrooms of embassies around the world. Alex Kupinsky was raised by the man who watched his father die in World War IIthe same man who has since become Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union.

by Charles D. Taylor. Select Format: Mass Market Paperback. Format: Mass Market Paperback. ISBN13: 9780515097665.

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great action book similar to Hunt For Red October according to reviewers.
Fountain_tenderness
But that's pretty low bar. It seemed that the author tried to create an action book, a suspense/intrigue thriller & a romance, all in one - but didn't really succeed at any one. It was much too long for the story it had to tell, enough so that I gave it up several times. For an author as well published as this, editing and proofreading should be taken for granted, and perhaps that's what he did, as both were lacking. Punctuation errors (such as commas appearing out of nowhere,) misspellings, difficult to decipher sentence structure and inappropriate word usage were common. Show of Force was not the best way to spend time...but it was better than going to the dentist.
Conjulhala
I was thoroughly hooked by the characters whom the author made very realistic. His description of Viet Nam, where my Marine Corps father spent two tours of duty, was chillingly vivid.The naval battle sequences were filled with details which made me feel as if I were there watching. To me, this story drove home the fact that politicians make policies and wage wars without considering the soldiers who have to enforce their will. With both heroes, David and Alex, out of contact with Washington, D. C. and Moscow, they independently come to the conclusion to stop the slaughter. Both admirals knew that the politicians back home would be too worried about their own asses to care for all the men on both sides who were killed. The ending made me cry.
Tenius
Truly an excellent novel. I have often wondered about it would take to fight a great navel battle and Mr. Taylor has made it all almost come true. Throughout I felt I was standing behind the respective Admirals and politicians, being a part of their decision making. All individuals in the novel were alive and as real as it might be. I doubt that any gaming software could be as realistic

Only problem I had with this great novel is in the beginning it became difficult to tell which Admiral and at w hat point in time the discussion is taking place. Fortunately I became aware of this potential disconnect and then everything fell into place. Otherwise, a fantastic read and I have a new favorite author. Thank you Mr. Taylor!
Nafyn
For my money, this book contained a little too much of "I remember when" and "there I was." There were lots of action scenes, but the details were always downplayed, to the detriment of the plot. The political background was also a little heavy, and consisted of mainly hand wringing. Typos were frequent throughout and always seemed to occur at crucial points. Another surprise was the unexpectedly sad ending. A little more detail in the sinking of some of the ships would have spiced up this story, and made it a lot more interesting.
Dolid
An interesting view into the working of naval culture. A great treatise on the failure of leadership and the consequences of tyrannical rule in an authoritarian mile. Loss of pride and ownership is the sure sign of failing leadership. When the only purpose of inspections becomes the finding of fault rather than the correction of problems, enthusiasm, and learning are replaced by compliance and indifference. The lesson of the screwdriver was the uniting theme that only came to light as the plot deepens and thickens.

Excellent reading for junior officers and senior pretty officers. It may prevent"it can't happen here!' syndrome.
Clodebd
Interesting story -- seems a bit unrealistic at times -- but includes meaningful personal interactions of the protagonists and raises significant questions about the problems of defending surface ships (especially carriers) in the event of modern naval warfare.
Ranicengi
I normally like this author very much for the action in his books. This one had a lot of personal interaction between two military protagonists and their families described in letters sent between them. That didn't work for me. I didn't care enough about the characters for that interaction to hold my attention. The action was as good as ever. I'm not sure if the characters weren't developed well enough or I had a pre conceived notion I would be reading an action novel, but this title just didn't hold me like his other books have.
Fantastic and entertaining story. The reader is distracted by the number of typos and improper changes of point of view. Obviously the book was not edited. All in all a great read. Oddly other books by Charles D. Taylor must have been edited as the problems mentioned above did not occur.