Monday, January 12, 2009

Hostile Waters

I just finished reading Hostile Waters. Deep in the midst of the cold war, the Soviet Union tried its best to keep up with the US Navy's mighty Submarine Force. Outmoded subs were pushed to the brink of their endurance by commanders safely ensconced in the creature comforts of Moscow.

The Yankee I missile sub, the K-219 was the price the Russians paid for playing loose with nuclear weapons safety. The bravery of their submariners just wasn't enough to prevent the loss of life and the boat. It lies in 18,000 feet of water in the Atlantic.

If you ever wondered what Ivan was up to while you were out there turning 5 knots to no where, check out this book.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I used to be good friends with Robin White who wrote that. Email me if you would like some stories and thoughts on his books. You know where to find bubbleheads.