A Time to Die: The Untold Story of the Kursk Tragedy

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Crown Publishing Group, May 1, 2004 - History - 271 pages
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Ona quiet Saturday morning in August 2000, two explosions--one so massive it was detected by seismologists around the world--shot through the shallow Arctic waters of the Barents Sea. Russia’s prized submarine, the Kursk, began her fatal plunge to the ocean floor.

Award-winning journalist Robert Moore presents a riveting, brilliantly researched account of the deadliest submarine disaster in history. Journey down into the heart of the Kursk to witness the last hours of the twenty-three young men who survived the initial blasts. Visit the highly restricted Arctic submarine base to which Moore obtained secret admission, where the families of the crew clamored for news of their loved ones.

Drawing on exclusive access to top Russian military ?gures, Moore tells the inside story of the Kursk disaster with factual depth and the compelling moment-by-moment tension of a thriller.

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A TIME TO DIE: The Untold Story of the Kursk Tragedy

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

English television correspondent Moore crafts a fast-paced, absorbing account of the 2000 sinking of the Russian submarine Kursk and the political intrigues that followed. The Kursk was a wonder of ... Read full review

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User Review  - uryjm - LibraryThing

Life on a submarine - who would willingly choose it? Perhaps if you're living on one of the Arctic Russian military bases, the choice is easier, because the way of life portrayed here makes the social ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Robert Moore is an award-winning TV journalist who was ITN’s Moscow correspondent during the collapse of the Soviet Union, and subsequently served as their Middle East correspondent. Since 1997, he has been their foreign affairs editor, covering a wide range of international stories, including wars in Chechnya, Kosovo and Sierra Leone.


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