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eBook Red Star Rogue: The Untold Story of a Soviet Submarine's Nuclear Strike Attempt on the U.S. ePub

by Kenneth Sewell

  • ISBN: 0743261127
  • Category: Military
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Kenneth Sewell
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition (September 6, 2005)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1943 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1456 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 869

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RED STAR ROGUE The Untold Story of a Soviet Submarine’s Nuclear Strike Attempt on the . By Kenneth Sewell with Clint Richmond.

RED STAR ROGUE The Untold Story of a Soviet Submarine’s Nuclear Strike Attempt on the . Early in 1968 a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine sank in the waters off Hawaii, hundreds of miles closer to American shores than it should have been. We now know that the Russian’s had lost track of the sub; it had become a rogue.

Red Star Rogue" reads like something straight out of a Tom Clancy novel, but it is all true. His 1995 Selena!, the tragic story of the murder of the young Tejano music star, was on the New York Times bestseller list. Today our greatest fear is that terrorists may someday acquire a nuclear weapon and use it against us. In fact, they havealready tried. Результаты поиска по книге. His 2005 collaboration, Red Star Rogue, was also a New York Times bestseller.

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In Red Star Rogue, authors Kenneth Sewell and Clint Richmond have attempted to cast this incident in a new light, much in the way that Shattered Sword has done so for the American victory at Midway. Sewell is a former submarine officer who served on the USS Parche – a special missions submarine that carried out a number of operations in the Cold War, including at least one of the Ivy Bells missions. This is someone who is in a unique position to sort out truth from smoke.

Early in 1968 a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine sank in the waters off Hawaii, hundreds of miles closer to American . intelligence was able to pinpoint the site of the disaster.

Early in 1968 a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine sank in the waters off Hawaii, hundreds of miles closer to American shores than it should have been. We now know that the Soviets had lost track of the sub; it had become a rogue.

The untold story of a Soviet submarine's nuclear strike attempt on the . Published by Thriftbooks. All compartments were to report ready when sealed.

Red Star Rogue - Kenneth Sewell. Having originally supplied the Chinese with Russian nuclear missile and submarine technology, the Soviets withdrew their military assistance. Relations had deteriorated to the point that Soviet diplomats and military advisors and their families were forced to flee their posts in China, some barely getting out of the country with their lives.

Red Star Rogue reads like something straight out of a Tom Clancy novel, but it is all true. In fact, they have already tried. Dil: İNGİLİZCE Kategori: TARİH Çeviren: E-kitap hakkında daha fazla bilgi. Yayınevi: Simon & Schuster Yayınlandı: 2005-10-01 ISBN: 9780743274654.

and Soviet military archives that were opened after 1991, among other sources

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. Start reading Red Star Rogue on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Documents the true story of a rogue Soviet submarine's 1968 attempt to provoke a war between the United States and China by firing a missile off the coast of Hawaii, in an account that offers insight into the subsequent cover-up.

Comments

Ienekan Ienekan
Detailed and gripping examination of the technological and political evidence that a Soviet submarine manned by renegade military officers intent on nullifying Brezhnev's effort to defuse the Cold War. Many stories like this of close calls averted during the era when "mutual assured destruction" wove through all of our lives -- but among the many ways that this story is unique, the reason that this incident did not lead to nuclear holocaust is the most chilling I have read.
Frlas Frlas
I enjoyed this book and read it cover to cover in just a few sittings. However, you have to enjoy this book for what it is and not be disappointed by what it isn't. This book is an exciting political and military thriller that'd be at home next to the best works of Tom Clancy. This book is not an historical reference book.

Here's the actual history that we know. In March of 1968 a Soviet ballistic missile sub, the K-129, sank in the Pacific Ocean and there were no survivors. Despite a large scale search and rescue effort by Soviet forces they were unable to locate their sunken submarine. Thanks to a host of technologies the United States was able to locate the wreck of the Soviet submarine. It was thoroughly documented via photographs and some debris was recovered. This effort reached its zenith in 1974 when Project Azorian (mistakenly referred to as Project Jennifer by the author) attempted to raise the entire submarine off the ocean floor using a specially built ship called the Hughes Glomar Explorer. The success of that effort is open to some debate. Both the US and Russian authorities have made only limited public statements about these events and they remain among the most highly classified events that occurred during the Cold War.

The author presents the hypothesis that the Soviet submarine was in fact on a rogue mission to launch a ballistic missile at the US Navy Base at Pearl Harbor. In this hypothesis, the author indicates that the rogue entities within the KGB designed this mission to implicate China in the nuclear destruction of Pearl Harbor in order to start a devastating war between the United States and China. This would eliminate two major foes of the Soviet Union simultaneously. I daresay that the authors hypothesis, as presented, is plausible. However, the distance between plausible and likely is wide and filled with hearsay and highly circumstantial evidence.

My only real complaint is the authors tendency to present hearsay and conjecture as absolute fact. Additionally, in one breath he'll condemn an official government position as part of the cover up and in another he'll use that same position to support his own conclusions.

I enjoyed the book tremendously despite its flaws. It presented a very interesting hypothesis which seems to fit much of the circumstantial evidence surrounding the sinking and recovery of this submarine. While the author presents his conclusions as fact, I suggest that the reader maintain a more critical mindset while reading this book and formulate their own conclusions about the plausibility and likelihood that the events actually transpired as the author describes.
Vetitc Vetitc
As an avid reader ad follower of submarine news, I was aware of the sinking of the K-129 in the Pacific as news of the event leaked out - as was allowed or modified. This included the speculation that the sinking might have been caused by an accidental "bumb" by a US sub. Kenneth Sewell does an excellent job in researching those on both sides of the encounter as to what led to the sinking of the k-129, which was probably very difficult in that no one survived the sinking, and very few in the old USSR are probably at liberty to discuss the events and geopolitical situations present at the time between the US, the USSR, and China.

Kenneth Sewell does an excellent job in hypothetically tracking the last cruise of the K-129, including the unexpected short time in port and quick sailing. The first part of the book almost reads like a mystery "whodunit" as the players are identified with their motives. I had never known that such an event was planned, let alone almost carried out successfully.

The second part of the book expands on my prior reading of the Glomar Explorer and how the sub was found, but adds facts previously unknown in that I thought the sub had not been recovered.

Members of the press have successfully assured that Richard Nixon will always be strongly linked to Watergate, but the last part of the book describes how Nixon and Kissinger successfully used the information on the K-129 and its findings and what led to its demise in their international dealings with the USSR and China, in order to maintain peace in that part of the world and keep the US as an involved player in that geopolitical theater. All in all; this was an extremely enjoyable and revealing historical read, one I'd strongly recommend to those who only know the information the CIA and Navy allowed out for publication in the late '60s - early '70s. Discover how close we came to WW3.
Buzalas Buzalas
March 7, 1968 was the day that our world almost ended. Or not. In the shadow world of secret operations facts are distorted--deliberately.

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.