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As the Cold War drew to a close, a Soviet submarine armed with fifteen nuclear missiles suffered a crippling accident, coming within moments of an apocalyptic meltdown that could have devastated the eastern seaboard of the United States. Although our own government-all the way up to the White House-was fully aware of the potential for disaster, they buried the facts, deciding to protect the American public from the truth...but not from the danger.

Now, for the first time, in the words of the survivors, the whole story is told-a minute-by-minute, heartbeat-by-heartbeat account of the underwater terror and top-secret, top-level intrigue. From the military command centers of both the U.S. and Soviet Union to the bridge of the stricken sub itself, you'll share in a riveting true chronicle of courage, deception, and senseless death.

Synopsis:

In 1986 the Cold War was winding down, yet under the seas the game of cat and mouse between Soviet and American submarines continued unabated. Off the coast of North Carolina, an aging Soviet ballistic missile submarine suffered a catastrophic accident and came within moments of melting down. This is the gripping, true story of 60 young Soviet men who fought — and died — to save their sub. Never revealed before outside the tight-knit submarine community, the events of Hostile Waters illustrate just how close the US came to Armageddon. Hostile Waters has the hallmarks of a page-turning thriller. And it's all true.

About the Author

Peter Huchthausen has had a long and distinguished naval career, culminating in an appointment as naval attache to Moscow during the dissolution of the USSR. After her retired from the service in 1990, he returned to Moscow and began writing. His first book, Echoes of the Mekong, was published in 1996.

Igor Kurdin was Executive Officer of Crew One on the K-219 from 1983 until September 1986. He lives in Russia.

R. Alan White has written five previous thrillers, his most recent being Siberian Light. He lives with his wife near Monterey, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312169282
Introduction:
Huchthausen, Peter A.
With:
Clancy, Tom
Author:
Kurdin, Igor
Author:
Huchthuasen, Peter
Author:
White, R. Alan
Publisher:
St. Martin's Paperbacks
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
Nuclear submarines
Subject:
North Atlantic Ocean
Subject:
Submarine disasters
Subject:
Submarine disasters -- North Atlantic Ocean.
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
TB1203Q
Publication Date:
19980815
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.58x6.40x1.16 in. 1.35 lbs.

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Product details 336 pages St. Martin's Press,1997. - English 9780312169282 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In 1986 the Cold War was winding down, yet under the seas the game of cat and mouse between Soviet and American submarines continued unabated. Off the coast of North Carolina, an aging Soviet ballistic missile submarine suffered a catastrophic accident and came within moments of melting down. This is the gripping, true story of 60 young Soviet men who fought — and died — to save their sub. Never revealed before outside the tight-knit submarine community, the events of Hostile Waters illustrate just how close the US came to Armageddon. Hostile Waters has the hallmarks of a page-turning thriller. And it's all true.
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