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The Resource The taking of K-129 : how the CIA used Howard Hughes to steal a Russian sub in the most daring covert operation in history, Josh Dean

The taking of K-129 : how the CIA used Howard Hughes to steal a Russian sub in the most daring covert operation in history, Josh Dean

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The taking of K-129 : how the CIA used Howard Hughes to steal a Russian sub in the most daring covert operation in history
Title
The taking of K-129
Title remainder
how the CIA used Howard Hughes to steal a Russian sub in the most daring covert operation in history
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Josh Dean
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How the CIA used Howard Hughes to steal a Russian sub in the most daring covert operation in history
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Language
eng
Summary
  • A true story of Cold War espionage and engineering reveals how the CIA and the U.S. Navy, using the involvement of Howard Hughes as a cover story, spent six years and nearly a billion dollars to steal a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine after it sank in the Pacific Ocean
  • "In the early hours of February 25, 1968, Russian nuclear-armed submarine K-129 left Siberia on a routine combat patrol to Hawaii. Then it vanished. As the Soviet Navy searched in vain for the lost vessel, a small, highly classified American operation found it--wrecked at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. The sub lay three miles down, but the potential intelligence assets on board--the nuclear warheads, battle orders, and cryptological machines--presented an extraordinary opportunity. So began Project Azorian, a top secret mission that took six years, cost an estimated $800 million, and would become the largest and most daring covert operation in history. After the US Navy declared retrieving the sub "impossible," the mission fell to the CIA's burgeoning Directorate of Science and Technology, which commissioned the most expensive ship ever built [the Hughes Glomar Explorer] and told the world that it belonged to the reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes, who would use the mammoth vessel to mine rare minerals from the ocean floor. In reality, a vast network of spies, scientists, and engineers attempted a project even crazier than Hughes's reputation: raising the sub directly under the watchful eyes of the Russians, at a time when nuclear annihilation was a constant fear and the opportunity to gain even the slightest advantage over one's enemy was worth massive risk."--Jacket
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10576539
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DLC
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Dean, Josh,
Dewey number
910.9164/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
VB231.U54
LC item number
D43 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
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True
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  • K-129 (Submarine)
  • Glomar Explorer (Ship)
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
  • Jennifer Project
  • Submarine disasters
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how the CIA used Howard Hughes to steal a Russian sub in the most daring covert operation in history
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The taking of K-129 : how the CIA used Howard Hughes to steal a Russian sub in the most daring covert operation in history, Josh Dean
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Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-420) and index
  • Includes filmography
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
992688969
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
431 pages
Isbn
9781101984437
Lccn
2017011991
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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The taking of K-129 : how the CIA used Howard Hughes to steal a Russian sub in the most daring covert operation in history, Josh Dean
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-420) and index
  • Includes filmography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
992688969
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
431 pages
Isbn
9781101984437
Lccn
2017011991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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