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Red Star Rogue: The Untold Story of a Soviet Submarine's Nuclear Strike Attempt on the U.S. Mass Market Paperback – September 26, 2006
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"Reads like the latest Tom Clancy thriller....Fascinating...frightening."
-- The Flint Journal
"Frightening....As exciting as any novel."
-- The Associated Press
"A remarkable account [from] a veteran submariner."
About the Author
Kenneth R. Sewell is a nuclear engineer and a U.S. Navy veteran who spent five years aboard the USS Parche, a fast attack submarine that was the Navy's most decorated ship. Parche conducted a number of special operations, some of which were revealed in Blind Man's Bluff. Since leaving the Navy, Mr. Sewell has held both Department of Defense and Department of Energy security clearances. In researching Red Star Rogue, Mr. Sewell had access to recently declassified intelligence files in the U.S. and Soviet military archives that were opened after 1991, among other sources. A New York Times bestseller, Red Star Rogue has been optioned for film by Warner Brothers.
Clint Richmond is a veteran journalist and author based in Austin, Texas. His book Selena!, about the murder of the legendary Tejana singer, was a #1 bestseller.
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I gave this book only four stars because of the authors using "clandestine" incorrectly on page 272. A US Navy submariner would call clandestine "an operation that didn't happen" and call covert "he did it, not me." Kenneth Sewell claims that one of the founders of the USSR used an elderly Golf II class submarine in an attempt to trick the United States into nuking China--and this false flag operation failed because the USA had far better surveillance technology than expected AND because a fail-safe in the nuclear warhead destroyed the missile in the silo (and sinking K-129). Murdering an estimated 500,000 people outright and laying waste to Oahu isn't "clandestine;" people are going to notice something like that.
On the other hand the multiple investigation, recovery and diplomatic operations do fit the "clandestine" definition. The authors allege that a cover-up of those operations is still going on (as of 2005 and 2006, the publishing dates of this book).
An interesting comparison of US versus USSR nuclear war capabilities during the 1960s is on pages 252 and 253.
This book is worth reading despite the warts. If you believe that history is over--or that the past is dead--"Red Star Rogue" will demonstrate otherwise.
The details on the building of Glomar Explorer and Project Azorian jive with all I have read previously, while adding some tantalizing new bits too.
To sum up, I'd say Ken Sewell makes your skin creep with a great "what if" story. You'll like it.