Rising Tide The Untold Story of the Russian Submarines

Rising Tide The Untold Story of the Russian Submarines


Rising Tide The Untold Story of the Russian Submarines That Fought the Cold War [Download] ➾ Rising Tide The Untold Story of the Russian Submarines That Fought the Cold War Author Gary E. Weir – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk For devotees of the submarine espionage stories in Blind Man's Bluff Rising Tide tells the SovietRussian side of the most secretive operations of the Cold War For the first time seven Soviet admirals The Untold PDF ☆ For devotees of the submarine espionage stories in Blind Man's Bluff Rising Tide tells the SovietRussian side of the most secretive operations of the Cold War For the first time seven Soviet admirals along with leading naval historian Dr Gary Weir reveal the successful Tide The Untold Story of Kindle - spying missions the technological breakthroughs the confrontations with US forces and Rising Tide PDF \ the undersea disasters that killed many hundreds of sailorsWith decades of experience on submarines or commanding submarine fleets these seven senior admirals many highly decorated give us the inside stories They detail the undersea successes such as the blockade of the US submarine base in Bangor Washington and the innovative surveillance techniues they developed to trail Tide The Untold Epub Ý the US Sixth fleet in the Mediterranean They reveal the development of the first nuclear submarines profiling Dr Peregudov the father of the Soviet nuclear submarine and the internecine battles among Soviet bureaucrats that led to the deaths of many Russian sailors And they give first hand accounts of deadly confrontations such as the sinking of Tide The Untold Story of Kindle - K off Bermuda and the collision of USS Taurog and the Soviet K including unpublished photos of the incident's aftermath Rising Tide also reveals the many catastrophes and the occasional heroic rescues and answers many uestions surrounding the sensational loss of the Kursk the most advanced vessel in the Russian fleetCovering submarines from the first advanced diesel subs in the s to the Kursk in with the authority only senior naval officials could deliver Rising Tide is the complete story of the Soviet side of the gripping secret life of the submariners in the Cold War.

  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • Rising Tide The Untold Story of the Russian Submarines That Fought the Cold War
  • Gary E. Weir
  • English
  • 24 April 2016
  • 9780465091126

10 thoughts on “Rising Tide The Untold Story of the Russian Submarines That Fought the Cold War

  1. Sean Chick Sean Chick says:

    This is mostly a collection of highly personal stories with the back drop of Soviet submarine development The book is at times exciting and uite illuminating such as the cause of intense Soviet submarine operations off the coast of America from 1985 87 Since submarine operations on both sides remain classified this book much like Blind Man's Bluff is anecdotal than analytic or narrative One really respects the Soviet sailor for taking on a superior opponent with faulty euipmentI took a star off because the book only rarely rises above its lack of scope It promises a major reassessment of Groshkov but only partially delivers Some research seems shoddy; it is hotly debated how much the CIA got out of raising K 129 I belong to the debacle school of thought The psychology of the Soviet sailors and officers is hinted at but never fully explicated leaving one to feel the book was half finished The occasional remarks against the Soviet system while generally accurate can seem a bit one sided More importantly in light of the abysmal conditions in Russia today the Soviet Union might have been the only truly functional communist state This book was certainly written in the high mark of American good feelings about winning the Cold War and before Putin made many Russians recall why they miss the days of Brezhnev

  2. Tom Sturgeon Tom Sturgeon says:

    Though uite as exciting as Blind Man’s Bluff this history delivers an important mirror image view into Russian and Soviet Cold War and post Cold War submariningIt is clear that Russian boats lagged behind Western technology yet Russian submariner’s will still able to exploit their ships to offset some of the technological lack Undersea encounters always lead to the Soviet Navy and the US Navy leaving the encounter better euipped for the nextOverall the book is a page turner as the Russian crews and officers were intriguing characters floating in a sea of unnecessary political interference and a general disregard for crew wellbeingOn the humorous side the authors repeat the misconception that a nuclear reactor can explode like a fission or thermonuclear weapon a common lay error

  3. Mike Dahlstrom Mike Dahlstrom says:

    An exceptional work of scholarship that opens up a hitherto unknown story of the submariners on the other side of the iron curtain Drawing heavily upon personal accounts of the men that took unsafe boats to sea and sacrificed and saw their men die heroically to save their shipmates its a must read for cold warriors in both sides

  4. Markt5660 Markt5660 says:

    A very good history of the soviet submarine fleet of the cold war It's based on interviews with actual soviet sub commanders who pull no punches in describing what they had to deal with to keep their crews alive and motivated Safety of the crew took an absolute back seat to the mission and the projection of soviet power Includes a chapter on the post soviet period and the loss of the Kursk

  5. Kurtis Crake Kurtis Crake says:

    I chose to read this based on other Gary Weir works If you are looking for a review of cold war submarine activity from the SovietRussian perspective this is one of the better I've found Pretty extensive section on Kursk

  6. C.H. Cobb C.H. Cobb says:

    Great book on Soviet submariners and their boats Many fascinating accounts of Soviet sub exploits and accidents both The material comes from the authors' interviews with former Soviet admirals and captains Great read

  7. Bob Bob says:

    An impressively researched account of the development of the Soviet submarine force during the decades of the cold war

  8. Gregory Gregory says:

    Stopped reading not what I expected

  9. Josh Zlatkin Josh Zlatkin says:

    Interesting but sad read about the awesome technology humans have created and yet failed in some cases to maintain properly

  10. Louis Louis says:

    I enjoyed this book but I didn't feel it was great just average I had read years ago the book Blind Man's Bluff about the US submarine forces and feel that was a better book from what I rememberThis book covers the history behind the Soviet naval build up as they competed with the US during the cold war The story is interesting that in attempting to match and they sometimes exceeded the US in technology and ability they pushed their technology and men to the limits and beyond One can't help but have admiration for the personal serving aboard the submarines But in reading of the shoddy construction of their subs and the seemingly freuent accidents it's a wonder that there weren't deaths The Russian command and control structure seemed to be very weak too Submarine commanders were allowed whether to decide to use nuclear tipped torpedoes for example vs my view that in the US Navy the use of nuclear weapons has to be cleared with headuartersIt's a wonder we didn't stumble into WWIII

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