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Dragon Strike -- A Novel of the Coming War with China (Future History Book 1)

Dragon Strike -- A Novel of the Coming War with China (Future History Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Humphrey Hawksley , Simon Holberton
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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The deafening roar of Chinese warplanes shreds the tranquillity of the gathering dawn. Within minutes burning phospherous, shrapnel, and delayed-action mines have ripped apart the strategic Cam Ranh Bay naval base in Vietnam. Operation Dragon Strike has begun.

The events described in this book have not yet happened
It is a future history, an exercise in military and political
prediction, about a country whose emergence as a world
power is one of the most important developments of theearly Twentieth Century. The arrival of China on the world
stage poses problems not encountered by the
world’s democracies for well over fifty years.

Twenty years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, another power bloc is emerging. It is wealthy. It is expansionist. It has yawning cultural differences with the West. It is embittered about its past. China is a nondemocratic one-party state, whose government has to prove itself to survive. This book has been written as a warning of what might happen if Western, and especially American, policy towards China is allowed to drift.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 517 KB
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson; 1 edition (7 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003YXXL8S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #70,560 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Kindle edition - fill in the blanks 30 Dec 2010
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Having read other work by the author, I was not disappointed by content or execution - in fact this filled in some of the blanks. Not a personal story - it revolves around power plays and politics, with the technology of war filling in the gaps in the discussions.

However, it was made more difficult in the Kindle edition by having a few characters/words missing ~ery so often - disrupting the ~ow of reading. (My ~ for emphasis...) - one more star if that gets fixed!

Edit - see the author's reply below, one star added for updating :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Schoolboy fantacies? 27 May 1999
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This book will have you lying in bed at night wondering if it really could happen. Hawksley and Holberton have put a lot of reasearch into this scenario of how China's aspirations of reunifying it's historically held territories may be played out in the future. They have consulted military, politcal and financial sources to make this novel very realistic reading.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good, Bad & Kindle 1 Sep 2011
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A great thrill ride and a "future History" many of whose predictions have already come to pass. So, you ask, if the story is so good,why only three stars? Simple, parts of the Kindle version are unreadable! half a word missing here, half a line missing there. In parts the Kindle book is more like a comprehension (cloze)exercise than a novel and the parts referring to the financial markets have most of the figures missing! In short, the publisher made a really sloppy job of converting a great novel into an ebook. It is to be hoped that they've made a better job of their other Kindle offerings.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book - typo's marred it though. 15 July 2014
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Very interesting book - I really enjoyed it. The typo's and grammar errors are just awful though - at times rendering some para's nonsensical. Really lazy on the part of whoever is responsible for this sort of thing. Needs sorting!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not up to standard 30 April 2014
By gdf789
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Having started by reading the very good "third world war", this is extremely disappointing. As mentioned by other reviewers, there are a large number of typographical errors mainly in the form of missing characters which ruin the reading experience. In addition to this, the story reads like a newspaper editorial rather than a novel. There is very little attempt to personalize characters which as any abide readers knows, is the absolute key to a good novel.
I will attempt to persevere in the hope that the novel improves and hope that the third book which I have purchased is better!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Extremely wordy and far too much padding out. 7 April 2014
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I have read two excellent books previously by Humphrey Hawksley. Sadly I cannot place this in the same category as them .The basic premise was good but I found myself skipping passages and pages of non essential filling. However it will not deter me from reading further books by the Author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dragon strike 22 Jan 2014
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sick book and sick authors overall another exciting book from Humphrey hawksley
a must read for war fans! . .
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