Stalking the Red Bear by Peter Sasgen
The True Story of a U.S. Cold War Submarine's Covert Operations Against the Soviet Union

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Thrilling submarine espionage and an inside look at the U.S. Navy’s “silent service”

Stalking the Red Bear, for the first time ever, describes the action principally from the perspective of a commanding officer of a nuclear submarine during the Cold War—the one man aboard a sub who makes the critical decisions—taking readers closer to the Soviet target than any work on submarine espionage has ever done before. This is the untold story of a covert submarine espionage operation against the Soviet Union during the Cold War as experienced by the Commanding Officer of an active submarine. Few individuals outside the intelligence and submarine communities knew anything about these top-secret missions. Cloaking itself in virtual invisibility to avoid detection, the USS Blackfin went sub vs. sub deep within Soviet-controlled waters north of the Arctic Circle, where the risks were extraordinarily high and anything could happen


 

About Peter Sasgen

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PETER SASGEN, who worked closely with the Commanding Officer on this project, is an expert on submarines. He has written both fiction and nonfiction on the subject. He lives in Florida.
 
Published March 17, 2009 by St. Martin's Press. 320 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, War, Travel. Non-fiction

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Dubbed "the true story of a U.S. cold war submarine's covert operations against the Soviet Union," this partially fictional account takes the reader on a secret mission.

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