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"Most of the stories in Blind Man's Bluff have never been told publicly," they write, "and none have ever been told in this level of detail." Among their revelations is the most complete accounting to date of the 1968 disappearance of the U.S.S. Scorpion; the story of how the Navy located a live hydrogen bomb lost by the Air Force; and a plot by the CIA and Howard Hughes to steal a Soviet sub. The most interesting chapter reveals how an American sub secretly tapped Soviet communications cables beneath the waves. Blind Man's Bluff is a compelling book about the courage, ingenuity, and patriotism of America's underwater spies. --John J. Miller --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"The book is filled with specifics . . . but thankfully not presented in the dry techno-speak of many military histories. This one is very human and easy to read."―Washington Post
- Publication date : March 4, 2008
- File size : 4698 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 549 pages
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B0089EMLGK
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
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- Best Sellers Rank: #63,605 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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My one criticism is that Amazon says this book was published in 2016. This book was actually copyright in 1998, so it's been available in print for almost 20 years. Don't expect any stories or details from any time after the late 90's.
While some of the onboard descriptions are questionable, the book reveals some of the thrills of being aboard a nuclear boat operating silent with a tenuous mission. I could not put the book down, it was riveting, but then - it reflected so much of my background to keep America safe during the Cold War.
Top reviews from other countries
It really is a fascinating read, and along the way you will learn about things like how Subs are quietened and where, in days gone by, crews would party hard. I can only imagine some intelligence types fuming when this book was published! Sure it’s historic, but it is interesting.
The fact that the code "Jennifer" is used is an indication that this book is (a) somewhat out of date, and (b) probably doesn't tell the whole story. But then many of the details of Azorian are still top-secret, so we probably never will. However, what we get here is sufficient. We can only hope that, as US/Russian relations get cold again, the same errors aren't repeated, leading to more young men dying needlessly.
The book has lots of stories put together from interviews with participants but, judging from some of the other reviews, these have many errors.
The book has a very US centric view, no doubt because of the easier access to US personnel compared to participants from other nations. Unfortunately this US centric view reduces the objectivity of the authors.
While this book does add to the general knowledge about what went on in the Cold War and is therefore worth reading, it fails to give the objective, comprehensive view of Cold War Submarine Espionage that it promises.