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

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Crown/Archetype, Dec 18, 2007 - Social Science - 288 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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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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Excellent telling of the story of the Kursk tragedy. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
21
Section 3
44
Section 4
53
Section 5
67
Section 6
82
Section 7
100
Section 8
120
Section 9
132
Section 10
150
Section 11
167
Section 12
184
Section 13
247
Section 14
253
Section 15
258
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Robert Moore is currently Chief U.S. Correspondent for England's ITN News, based in Washington. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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