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The Ice Diaries: The True Story of One of Mankind's Greatest Adventures

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Now, for the first time, the captain of the submarine USS Nautilus tells the newly declassified story of his ship's desperate Cold War race beneath the polar ice pack.

The Cold War was in full swing. The Soviet Union had just successfully launched Sputnik, and President Eisenhower badly wanted to redeem the reputation of the US as technologically superior. Operation Sunshine was the answer: under top-secret orders, the Captain and crew of one of the first nuclear submarines, the USS Nautilus, crossed under the North Pole and became the first naval vessel to forge all the way under the polar ice pack to emerge near the former Soviet Union. Readers will voyage along with Captain Anderson as he shares newly declassified stories of his sub's encounters with terrible storms, fire in the hold, collisions with ice, broken compasses, and more.

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"Anderson, who died in 2007, and Keith (Final Bearing) collaborate on this first-rate account of the USS Nautilus — the world's first nuclear submarine, which Anderson commanded — and its 'historic transpolar crossing' in 1958. Anderson took command of the Nautilus in 1957 at the height of the Cold War. Within months, the Soviets launched Sputnik I and shook Americans' confidence in their technological edge. Eager to demonstrate U.S. prowess, the Eisenhower administration approved a dramatic expedition to the North Pole beneath the permanent ice pack that blankets the Arctic Ocean. After turning back once, the Nautilus began its 2,000-mile journey across 'mostly uncharted waters' in July 1958. The success of Operation Sunshine II captured the world's attention and 'significantly boosted the sagging spirits of Americans.' Anderson first told the story of the Nautilus's mission in the 1959 Nautilus 90 North, but this version incorporates new, recently declassified information and is likely the most definitive and entertaining firsthand account we'll get. Fans of naval history in particular will enjoy this inspirational adventure story. Photos. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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The captain of the submarine USS Nautilus tells the newly declassified story of his ship's Cold War underwater adventure in the race beneath the polar ice pack.

Synopsis:

No man above or below the waves was as admired--or feared--as this determined naval commander...

Among submariners in World War II, Dudley "Mush" Morton stood out as a warrior without peer. At the helm of the USS Wahoo he completely changed the way the sea war was fought in the Pacific. He would relentlessly attack the Japanese at every opportunity, going through his supply of torpedoes in record time on every patrol. In only nine months, he racked up an astounding list of achievements, including being the first American skipper to wipe out an entire enemy convoy single-handedly.

Here, for the first time, is the life and legend of a heroic, dynamic, and ultimately divisive submarine commander who fought the war on his own terms, and refused to do so any other way.

About the Author

Don Keith is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning author. In addition to writing fiction and nonfiction, he heads up the curriculum in Media Marketing and Management at Virginia College and runs the school's full-service advertising and marketing agency.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780785227595
Author:
Anderson, Captain William R.
Publisher:
Thomas Nelson Publishers
With:
Keith, Don
Author:
Anderson, William R.
Author:
Keith, Don
Subject:
Underwater exploration
Subject:
Cold war
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
United States - Officers
Subject:
Military-Naval History
Subject:
Military - World War II
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.27x6.25x1.24 in. 1.44 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Anderson, who died in 2007, and Keith (Final Bearing) collaborate on this first-rate account of the USS Nautilus — the world's first nuclear submarine, which Anderson commanded — and its 'historic transpolar crossing' in 1958. Anderson took command of the Nautilus in 1957 at the height of the Cold War. Within months, the Soviets launched Sputnik I and shook Americans' confidence in their technological edge. Eager to demonstrate U.S. prowess, the Eisenhower administration approved a dramatic expedition to the North Pole beneath the permanent ice pack that blankets the Arctic Ocean. After turning back once, the Nautilus began its 2,000-mile journey across 'mostly uncharted waters' in July 1958. The success of Operation Sunshine II captured the world's attention and 'significantly boosted the sagging spirits of Americans.' Anderson first told the story of the Nautilus's mission in the 1959 Nautilus 90 North, but this version incorporates new, recently declassified information and is likely the most definitive and entertaining firsthand account we'll get. Fans of naval history in particular will enjoy this inspirational adventure story. Photos. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The captain of the submarine USS Nautilus tells the newly declassified story of his ship's Cold War underwater adventure in the race beneath the polar ice pack.
"Synopsis" by ,

No man above or below the waves was as admired--or feared--as this determined naval commander...

Among submariners in World War II, Dudley "Mush" Morton stood out as a warrior without peer. At the helm of the USS Wahoo he completely changed the way the sea war was fought in the Pacific. He would relentlessly attack the Japanese at every opportunity, going through his supply of torpedoes in record time on every patrol. In only nine months, he racked up an astounding list of achievements, including being the first American skipper to wipe out an entire enemy convoy single-handedly.

Here, for the first time, is the life and legend of a heroic, dynamic, and ultimately divisive submarine commander who fought the war on his own terms, and refused to do so any other way.

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