SEWELL, Kenneth, with Clint RICHMOND.
Title: Red Star Rogue : The Untold Story of a Soviet Submarine's Nuclear Strike Attempt on the U.S. in dj.
Publisher:  Simon & Schuster, New York , 2005, ISBN:9780743261128
Seller ID: 89692
SEWELL, Kenneth, with Clint RICHMOND. Red Star Rogue : The Untold Story of a Soviet Submarine's Nuclear Strike Attempt on the U.S. New York: Simon & Schuster, (2005). First Printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-xiii,(1),-305,(1),+ 16 p.of plates. Illustrated. Index. 8vo, black paper covered boards with red sp ine, black lettering to spine. "In the dark hours of March 7, 1968, a lone submarine slowly prowled the surface in open waters of the North Pacific. The slender sub rolled easily in swells raised by a twenty-knot wind. Occasionally, the whitecaps racing ahead of wave crests broke over the low forward deck, sending foaming rivulets of seawater to hide the rust streaks weeping from the boat's aging welds. A coast watcher might have mistaken the submarine for some naval relic with an oddly long fin emerging from the depthsto fight a sea battle of the Second World War. Such identification would h ave been only partly right. This sub, despite its angular U-boat appearance, carried three atomic-age ballistic missiles snugly housed in tubes in itsextended sail... Each carried a one-megaton thermonuclear warhead. The usu al elation of the crew at finally being back in man's normal realm on the surface was suddenly cut short when they heard an order barked over the intercom. The order was for battle stations, missile launch. All compartments were to report ready when sealed. The order was followed by: "This is not a drill." - from the dj. Very good in clean, crisp, unclipped dust jacket. 18.00