The Jack Ryan Agenda : Policy and Politics in the Novels of Tom Clancy: An Unauthorized Analysis
The Jack Ryan Agenda places each of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels ( from his bestselling debut The Hunt for the Red October to his latest The Teeth of the Tiger) within the historical context of the U.S./International situation at the time each book was published.
The Clinton years are examined as well; during this time, Clancy occasionally embraced a "by any means necessary" modus operandi that included Special Forces assassins taking on rogue environmentalists.
Turning to film, The Jack Ryan Agenda explores how the movie versions differ from the Clancy's canon--and notes the author's displeasure with the way Hollywood liberals took liberties with his story lines.
In the bestselling tradition of The Magic of Harry Potter, The Biology of Star Trek, and The Science of Superman, The Jack Ryan Agenda explores this brand name dynamo's work in the context of the real world where patriot games are a clear and present danger and the sum of all fears are executive orders without remorse.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 139.7 x 205.7 x 20.3mm | 204.12g
- 02 May 2006
- New York
- Illustrations, black and white
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"To the millions of Tom Clancy readers, this is the codebook to measure the world of hero Jack Ryan to the real world of politics, technology, and policy. It is a clever and entertaining read for the devoted Tom Clancy fan." --Judge Eugene Sullivan (ret.), former General Counsel of the U.S.Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office and author of The Majority Rules on The Jack Ryan Agenda
"With crisp and fascinating analysis, Terdoslavich clearly reveals the political and ideological themes (and biases) constantly espoused by the political icon of "patriotic fiction." --Philip H. Melanson, author of Secrecy Wars: Privacy, National Security and the Public's Right to Know and The Secret Service: The Hidden History of an Enigmatic Agency on The Jack Ryan Agenda
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