Silent War : The Cold War Battle Beneath the Sea (Paperback)

Author: Craven, John P.

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An enthralling insider's account of the submarine operations that helped keep the peace during the Cold War is written by one of the most prominent figures in the bestselling "Blind Man's Bluff" and the man whose real-life adventures inspired "The Hunt For Red October."


Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9780743223263
SKU 30868839
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0743223268
Release Date 7/9/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.75T
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Annotation This insider's account of the role that nuclear-powered submarines played in the Cold War focuses on top-secret operations and technology, and draws on previously classified information. The author, who worked for the Navy on the Polaris missile system, reveals many chilling close calls and provides background to what have become some popular stories, such as THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER.
Editors Note Packed with the technological details and insights into military strategy that fans of Tom Clancy relish, The Silent War is a riveting look at the darkest days of the Cold War. It reveals, in gripping detail, the espionage, innovative high technology, and heroic seafaring the United States employed against the Soviet Union in the battle for nuclear and military supremacy. John Pi?a Craven, who shared management responsibility for the submarine-borne Polaris missile system, captures the excitement and the dangers of the times as he recounts the true stories behind some of the century's most shocking headlines and reveals harrowing episodes kept hidden from the public.Craven describes for the first time the structural problems that almost caused the destruction of the Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, and presents startling information about the race to recover a hydrogen bomb from the B-52 bomber that went down off the coast of Spain. In a report no fan of The Hunt for Red October will want to miss, he provides a fascinating, authoritative perspective on the Navy's reaction to the rogue Soviet submarine and its mission.A major contribution to Cold War history and literature, The Silent War will appeal to military buffs and fans of nonstop adventure thrillers alike.
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Number of Pages 0304
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