by Gary E. Weir and Walter J. Boyne; 2003 1st edition (mfg. code 10-1); Basic Books publishers, New York; hardbound in black boards with silver lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
Of all the secrets the Soviet Union kept, none were more closely guarded than those involving its submarines. Throughout the Cold War, Soviet submariners patrolled the world's oceans, playing a deadly game of cat and mouse with their American counterparts in a silent struggle hundreds of feet below the surface. Now, for the first time, here is the complete dramatic story of the Soviet side of those clandestine operations. Drawing on newly available archives as well as interviews with a dozen former Soviet commanders, access only recently granted to Western researchers, this gripping narrative shows that confrontations between nuclear-armed subs were far more dangerous than we ever thought.