A Time to Die by Robert Moore
The Untold Story of the Kursk Tragedy

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Ona quiet Saturday morning in August 2000, two explosions--one so massive it was detected by seismologists around the world--shot through the shallow Arctic waters of the Barents Sea. Russia’s prized submarine, the Kursk, began her fatal plunge to the ocean floor.

Award-winning journalist Robert Moore presents a riveting, brilliantly researched account of the deadliest submarine disaster in history. Journey down into the heart of the Kursk to witness the last hours of the twenty-three young men who survived the initial blasts. Visit the highly restricted Arctic submarine base to which Moore obtained secret admission, where the families of the crew clamored for news of their loved ones.

Drawing on exclusive access to top Russian military ?gures, Moore tells the inside story of the Kursk disaster with factual depth and the compelling moment-by-moment tension of a thriller.

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About Robert Moore

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Robert Moore is currently Chief U.S. Correspondent for England's ITN News, based in Washington. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Published December 18, 2007 by Crown. 290 pages
Genres: History, War, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical, Travel. Non-fiction

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English television correspondent Moore crafts a fast-paced, absorbing account of the 2000 sinking of the Russian submarine Kursk and the political intrigues that followed.

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Kursk: Russia's Lost Pride by Peter Truscott 221pp, Simon & Schuster, £16.99 A Time to Die: The Kursk Disaster by Robert Moore 271pp, Doubleday, £10.99 For President Vladimir Putin, the Kursk crisis was not merely a human tragedy, it was a personal PR catastrophe.

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Moore, who interviewed families of some of the crew as well as anonymous naval officers, has compiled an hour-by-hour account of this tragedy, highlighting Russian bureaucratic delays, pride that prevented asking for help, and the desire of some officials to protect the nuclear secrets of the shi...

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