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Hostile Waters Hardcover – July, 1997
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An excellent book, dealing with the loss of the K-219, a Soviet Nuclear submarine, off the east coast of the United States. This book is non-fiction but it reads like a fast moving, modern day thrill novel, thanks, probably, to the efforts of author R. Alan White. The book also reads like a "you are there!" recitation of the events of the sinking, undoubtedly due to the efforts of Igor Kurdin, of the Russian Navy. Finally, there are some pointed comments about higher-level actions and reactions, probably due to the efforts of Captain Peter Huchthausen, USN, Retired. It is impressive that three different writers from such disparate backgrounds could produce a book that is such a well-written story of the events in the sinking of the K-219. It all comes together in such an interesting fashion that it was difficult to put the book down.
As we watch the world react to the aftermath of September 11 2001, we wonder why the CIA and the FBI did not have better communications with each other agency. The provincialism and secrecy of the USN submarine service is well documented in this book. In some ways, this is a theme of this book; rivalry between service branches and within each service hinders cooperation and communications. On page 225, for example, you can find: the U.S. Navy's "... number one enemy: the United Sates Air Force". Personally, I can recall working as reliability engineer on a small Navy project in 1987, and I referenced an Air Force document as substantiation for my calculations. I was told, "Wrong color blue". Navy Blue versus Air Force blue.
I wish Mr.Britanov, his colleagues and their families stay well. They tell me while the quality of the regime could vary vastly, there can be always heroic people with extraordinary courage no matter where.
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Great price in great condition. Good book to go with the m o vie.Published 6 months ago by Lecture Me
It was a pleasant surprise to read a balanced account of Soviet submarine operations during the Crisis, which refutes many of the exaggerated claims still being made about the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by perry man
I enjoyed the book almost as much as the movie. But I'm not much of a reader. I recommend it.Published on December 8, 2013 by dans ltetravel
When nations buy sophisticated weapons and their military deploys them, other powers will react. It does matter when there are qualitative differences. Traditionally, the U.S. Read morePublished on November 13, 2013 by Amazon Customer
As an ex submariner, I have read many books about subs, true and fictional. This one had me on the edge of my seat. Read morePublished on August 1, 2013 by Art Bolz
I've read this book probably two or three times since picking it up five years ago at a used bookstore. It is that good. Read morePublished on June 22, 2012 by Jared Foster
This is one incredible submarine story! It seems that the Russian subs had a lot of problems, as per K-19, Kursk, and K-219, and it must be a miracle that anyone ever survived a... Read morePublished on September 25, 2011 by Robert
Very detailed account of what was going on in the 80s under the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. Forget the blip-blip-blip of old movies. Read morePublished on January 19, 2011 by CamdenNJReader
truly a good read! if you are interested in historical events with real life drama involved,then "hostile waters by Peter Huchhausen,Igor Kurdin & R. Read morePublished on June 6, 2010 by David J. Aspinall