Oceanside, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2006
Author D. Clayton Meadows an eight-teen year veteran of our Submarine Service stood on a nuclear submarine’s sail, thrust up through the ice at the North Pole. He says, “I looked at the scene, and sensed the hold of the ice. A chill came over me as I realized the importance of what we did. I wanted to explain it to others.” The idea crawled at his skin, until he crafted the resulting book, “Of Ice and Steel,” mostly under sea. This is a tight, gritty story, submitted with the realities of modern tactics and U-boat traditions only a professional submariner can present.
Meadows novel “Of Ice and Steel” gives a nerve-wracking scenario of how men and machines would react to a mysterious threat the major undersea powers fear, and cannot understand. He used an intriguing science fiction idea and placed a WWII German U-Boat with an exotic cargo into suspended animation in the Arctic ice. Waking from the suspension, sixty years later, the ship’s captain drives his crew to complete the mission they started completely unaware of changes in the world. They are a deadly threat to ships of formally “hostile” nations. The result is a frighteningly realistic yarn of how skilled submarine warriors of different times and nations figure out what happened, and deal with it without destroying the world. Instructive, convincing, exciting and a fantastic spellbinding read.
Don Meadows, a fiercely devoted military man, retired from the Navy, and joined a National Guard tank unit. Badly injured when a rotating gun turret threw him to the ground, he completed “Of Ice and Steel” while he recovered. He also gained fame as a creator of accurate scale models of major military hardware, and kept his hand in writing by contributing frequent articles to military magazines. He submitted “Of Ice and Steel” to Leatherneck Publishing, because he was drawn by the company’s mission “. to provide a venue to every military person, Marine, Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard with a story to tell.” Meadows tells a great story.
Leatherneck Publishing published “Of Ice and Steel” in Oceanside, CA. The book is available directly from http://www.leatherneckpublishing.com, or your local bookstore. Dealer discounts offered through Ingram Books and Baker &Taylor.
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