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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (81 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ed Offley Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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For nearly 40 years, both the US and Soviet governments have continued to cover up the facts of the sinking of the USS Scorpion. It was no accident but rather reprisal for the sinking of the Soviet missile sub K-129, which had gone down in the Pacific just ten weeks previous. But both sides quickly realized that the sinking—if publicly known—could have turned the Cold War into a very hot war.

Scorpion Down is a grippingly told story of war, politics, personal loss, and governmental coverup.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Cliff | 9/26/2013

    " Slow and too much minutae, but I guess I'm glad I read it. The story itself should be told. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jonathan | 3/9/2013

    " This book describes how aggressive, U.S.-Soviet submarine tactics likely led to deaths on both sides. The respective governments used extreme secrecy to try and avoid the Cold War from becoming a hot one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mike Manos | 1/3/2013

    " A must read for those of us who lived these days beneath the Cold War seas on submarines, and new and worked with men who braved their tasks, and those who betrayed their country, and surrendered the lives of brave men for a few dollars. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Matt | 10/14/2011

    " Conspiracy theory drivel at its worst. This book should be fiction not non fiction. The author makes wild leaps worthy of a D level movie rather than a in-depth look at the causes of the sinking of the Scorpion and the ninety-nine men who perished on her. Mr. Offley should be ashamed of this drivel. "

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About the Author

Ed Offley, a seasoned military reporter and Pulitzer Prize nominee, is the author of Scorpion Down and Turning the Tide. He has written about aspects of the Scorpion story for leading military journals and is the acknowledged expert on the topic. Offley has appeared on numerous television and radio shows to discuss military and defense issues and has covered military operations and exercises in eighteen countries. He served in the US Navy in Vietnam and lives in Panama City Beach, Florida.