Hostile Waters, Volume 1
Macmillan, Aug 15, 1998 - History - 336 pages
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
HOSTILE WATERSUser 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