Drama on the high seas as the world holds its breath
It was the most spectacular display of brinkmanship
in the Cold War era. In October 1962, President Kennedy risked inciting a
nuclear war to prevent the Soviet Union from establishing missile bases in
Cuba. The risk, however, was far greater than Kennedy realized.
uncovers startling new information about the Cuban missile crisis and the
potentially calamitous confrontation between US Navy destroyers and Soviet
submarines in the Atlantic. Peter Huchthausen, who served as a junior ensign
aboard one of the destroyers, reveals that a single shot fired by any US
warship could have led to an immediate nuclear response from the Soviet
This riveting account re-creates those desperate
days of confrontation from both the American and Russian points of view and
discloses detailed information about Soviet operational plans and the secret
orders given to submarine commanders. It provides an engrossing,
behind-the-scenes look at the technical and tactical functions of two great
navies along with stunning portraits of the officers and sailors on both sides
who were determined to do their duty even in the most extreme circumstances.
As absorbing and detailed as a Tom Clancy novel,
this real-life suspense thriller is destined to become a classic of naval
literature. Download and start listening now!