Hostile Waters, Volume 1

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Macmillan, Aug 15, 1998 - History - 336 pages
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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.

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User Review  - scuzzy - LibraryThing

fantastically written and researched - not easy no doubt when dealing with Russian authorities who probably were kept in the dark, and Amercian authorities who wouldnt want to admit anything. it is a ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A riveting account (with an introduction by Tom Clancy) of a hell-and-high-water incident toward the Cold War's end, in which a missile-bearing Soviet submarine sank within a few hundred miles of ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

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.

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