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The Bear and The Dragon

by Tom Clancy

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The Bear and The Dragon by Tom Clancy
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    Aug 2000, 752 pages

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    Aug 2001, 752 pages

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Indrajith

Breathtaking!!!!! Fans of Frederick Forsyth will have another author to hang around.
Ryan Clarke

Once again an excellent novel from Tom Clancy. Finally someone has the guts to show China as the enemy. The will certainly keep you sweating.
Mr. Z

Thought it was very thought-provoking.
Brandon Moore 13 yo, Cambridge On Canada

Great Work Tom. Keep em comin this way. Jus can`t put it down.
kyle

One of the best books
13yr old

I dont know what your guy's probs are but this book kicks ars, Rainbow Six is much better book though.
wig

i thought that this book was very worth while and enjoyable. it was a very good follow up to the extraordinary executive orders. the length was long but that was due to the detail. this was a very good book.
Byteskat

Good Read
An exciting, intricate, detailed (hence the 1000 pages) story. I give it a four only due to some sloppy editing.

A number of reviewers have criticized the "conservative propaganda" of this book, esp. the anti-abortion theme. Other than a brief and unsuprising mention of President Ryan's stand on the issue (as a political figure he IS allowed one), the main focus is China's mandatory abortions. Hardly "pro-choice" there.

As for the description of the novel as sinophobic, I feel that is an exaggeration. The anti-Chinese sentiment is directed at either the Politburo, or the PRA (by the US / Russian military forces). Both are realistic and have a basis in real-world perception, if not in reality. I noted that there is, however, no slurs directed to the Taiwanese - who are just as Chinese as their PRC bretheren.

Other than the editing (for repetitiveness), a good read for all but thin skinned liberals.

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