Red Star Rogue : The Untold Story of a Soviet Submarine’s Nuclear Strike Attempt on the U.S.

Kenneth Sewell and Clint Richmond

Brian Emerson (Narrator)

12-01-05

12hrs 16min

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12-01-05

12hrs 16min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Nonfiction/History

Description

“Frightening…As exciting as any novel.” Associated Press

One of the great secrets of the Cold War, hidden for decades, is revealed at last. Early in 1968, a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine sank in the waters off Hawaii, hundreds of miles closer to American shores than it should have been. Compelling evidence strongly suggests that the sub sank while attempting to fire a nuclear missile.

We now know that the Soviets had lost track of the sub; it had become a rogue. The Nixon administration launched a clandestine, half-billion-dollar project to recover the sunken K-129. The successful recovery effort helped forge new relations between the US and the Soviets, even as it revealed a treacherous plan to provoke war between the US and China—a plan that, had it succeeded, would have had devastating consequences.

Praise

“Frightening…As exciting as any novel.” Associated Press

“Reads like the latest Tom Clancy thriller…Fascinating…frightening.” Flint Journal

“A remarkable account [from] a veteran submariner.” Bookspan

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Language English
Release Day Nov 30, 2005
Release Date December 1, 2005
Release Date Machine 1133395200
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories History, Military, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Author Bio
Kenneth Sewell

Kenneth Sewell is the author of Red Star Rogue.

Narrator Bio
Brian Emerson

Brian Emerson is an actor and technical director with a long career in the Washington, DC, and Baltimore areas.

Overview

One of the great secrets of the Cold War, hidden for decades, is revealed at last. Early in 1968, a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine sank in the waters off Hawaii, hundreds of miles closer to American shores than it should have been. Compelling evidence strongly suggests that the sub sank while attempting to fire a nuclear missile.

We now know that the Soviets had lost track of the sub; it had become a rogue. The Nixon administration launched a clandestine, half-billion-dollar project to recover the sunken K-129. The successful recovery effort helped forge new relations between the US and the Soviets, even as it revealed a treacherous plan to provoke war between the US and China—a plan that, had it succeeded, would have had devastating consequences.

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