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Naval Fiction books?

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So I just received a nice gift for a $300 Amazon book/audio. Any good nice fictional naval books that would go hand in hand with CMANO?
Sry the search I couldn't get it to work.

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-A lot of people have recommended Michael Palmer's The War that Never Was. I was disappointed-it's a more grounded conventional WWIII, but be aware that the prose is incredibly flat and that there is no characterization.

-I'd say just get, if you're into military history, books on subjects that interest you, and seeing if you can make C:MANO scenarios based on them. After all, the game is very broad.
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If you haven't read Red Storm Rising by Clancy it's an absolute must.
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Something DSP\top secret? [:D]
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I suggest One Hundred Days, written by the commander of the British Task Force in the South Atlantic, Admiral Sandy Woodward. IMHO is a wonderful book.
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Thanks guys! Will start my search's. Have all the usual big titles by Larry Bond and Tom Clancey......Keep them coming. :)
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Ok just downloading THE WAR THAT NEVER WAS. Any others you can think of.....
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Harvey Blacks cold war trilogy is amazing but ground based.
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ORIGINAL: ETF

Ok just downloading THE WAR THAT NEVER WAS. Any others you can think of.....

Where did you find this for download? I've been looking for an e-book version for a while.

PS, hopefully you're not talking about the Duff Hart-Davis book by the same name...?

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Sometimes real life is better than fiction, and fictional scenarios can be derived from those real stories.
Here are some good books that are available on Kindle:

Ballantyne, Iain. Hunter Killers.
Hutchings. Special Forces Pilot
Petter - Bowyer, Peter. Winds of Destruction: An Autobiography of a Rodhesian Air Force Pilot.
Rabinovich, Abraham. The Boats of Cherbourg; The Navy that Stole its Own Boats.

Fiction:
Swedin, Eric. When Angels Wept. A What-If History of The Cuban Missile Crisis.

Enjoy

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Put me down for Red Storm Rising - Clancy was the master...

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I will highly recommend Woodward's book as well. It gives a very personal account of the Falklands war, in particular the build up and the naval side prospective.
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