By Robert Moore
Ona quiet Saturday morning in August 2000, explosions--one so big it used to be detected via seismologists round the world--shot during the shallow Arctic waters of the Barents Sea. Russia's prized submarine, the Kursk, all started her deadly plunge to the sea ground. Award-winning journalist Robert Moore offers a riveting, brilliantly researched account of the deadliest submarine catastrophe in historical past. trip down into the guts of the Kursk to witness the final hours of the twenty-three younger males who survived the preliminary blasts. stopover at the hugely limited Arctic submarine base to which Moore received mystery admission, the place the households of the team clamored for information in their household. Drawing on particular entry to best Russian army ?gures, Moore tells the interior tale of the Kursk catastrophe with genuine intensity and the compelling moment-by-moment pressure of a thriller.From the alternate Paperback edition.
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