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The taking of K-129 : the most daring covert operation in history

Dean, Josh2018
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In late February of 1968, a Russian submarine, holding a battery of three ballistic missiles with enough nuclear material to create an explosion 50 times greater than Hiroshima, disappeared in the Pacific Ocean. The Soviet Navy used ships, subs, and planes in an enormous search of open ocean, in stormy seas, where the depth ranged up to 18,000 feet. But they were looking in the wrong place. The US Navy, meanwhile, had been watching. Intelligence officials knew the sub had been lost and a secret American operation began to find it first. And once they found it, they somehow needed to retrieve it from the ocean floor. The CIA enrolled reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes and commissioned the most expensive ship ever built, a technological marvel that the public was told was to mine rare minerals from the ocean floor. So began an incredible top-secret operation that took six years.
Dean, Josh, author
Stroud, Gloucestershire : Amberley, 2018.
425 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
Originally published: 2017.Includes QR code.Includes bibliographical references and index.
9781445683843 (pbk)
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