- Hardcover: 258 pages
- Publisher: Random House; 1st edition (1978)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0394424328
- ISBN-13: 978-0394424323
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,288,465 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Matter of Risk: The Incredible Inside Story of the CIA's Hughes Glomar Explorer Mission to Raise a Russian Submarine Hardcover – 1978
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I am one of only 4 women involved directly with the Hughes Glomar Explorer at Pier E and it lasted 3 years.. What a fantastic time we had! Can you imagine being in your 20's and having 256 men sharing space for more than a month at a time? Names like Red Dog, Bama, Culp, Rogers; BlackJack the Explorer belt buckles we had made at the foundry in Terminal Island; the Cushman cart races; volleyball games between the engineers and the Roustabouts; the day the "adult" videos fell into the ocean during a loading error - and how fast the guys jumped in to save them!! the fabulous food in the galley; the day the ship came back from sea trials with "Gloria Exploria's" underwear strung from the the crown block to the deck; visitors that came in including kissinger... and later John Wayne; the fake apartment set up by the CIA on Ocean Drive, complete with toothbrushes; the interview in the Hughes Tool Building in an office between two floors--and a door that really was behind a file cabinet!! the nerve wracking moments when the ship was evacuated except for the Heavy Lift Control Room because they were sure the ship was going to snap from the weight of the pipe string...the involvement with Allende...Read more ›
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This book was spellbinding! Cotton Collier & Roy Varner make this "far-out" story come to life before your eyes. Read morePublished on May 14, 2002
I read this fantastic story many years ago and made the mistake of lending it to someone!
Having some connection with the Hughes organization, it gave me an appreciation for... Read more
'A Matter of Risk' was the first book that dealt with the salvage operation of a Soviet submarine carried out by the CIA. Read morePublished on April 6, 2001