“KURSK DOWN” The Shocking True Story of the Sinking of a Russian Nuclear Submartine. By Clyde Burleson. Black, sleek, state-of-the-art, it was the pride of the Russian fleet. But on August 12, 2000, while on maneuvers in the Barents Sea, the Kursk, hailed as ‘unsinkable,’ was rocked by mysterious explosions and went down hard with its crew of 118 men trapped inside. For government and military brass fart from the scene, the art of spin became more important than the need to saver. For those on board, the hunger to live summoned astonishing reserves of discipline and herosm. 2002 Paperback edition, 261 pages, 10 black and white photos. Kursk crew roster and an index.
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