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Author Dean, Josh, author.

Title 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 Info. New York, New York : Dutton, [2017]
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  910.91649 DEA    DUE 10-22-20
 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  910.91649 DEA    AVAILABLE
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Description 431 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-420) and index.
Summary In the early hours of February 25, 1968, a Russian submarine armed with three nuclear ballistic missiles set sail from its base in Siberia on a routine combat patrol to Hawaii. It never arrived. As the Soviet Navy searched in vain for the lost vessel, a top-secret American operation using sophisticated deep-sea spy equipment found it—wrecked on the sea floor at a depth of 16,800 feet, far beyond the capabilities of any salvage that existed. But the potential intelligence assets onboard the ship—the nuclear warheads, battle orders, and cryptological machines—justified going to extreme lengths to find a way to raise the submarine. 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 CIA history. After the U.S. Navy declared retrieving the sub “impossible,” the mission fell to the CIA's burgeoning Directorate of Science and Technology, the little-known division responsible for the legendary U-2 and SR-71 Blackbird spy planes. Working with Global Marine Systems, the country's foremost maker of exotic, deep-sea drill ships, the CIA commissioned the most expensive ship ever built 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 complex network of spies, scientists, and politicians attempted a project even crazier than Hughes’s reputation: raising the sub directly under the watchful eyes of the Russians.
Subject Jennifer Project.
K-129 (Submarine)
Glomar Explorer (Ship)
Submarine disasters -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union. Voenno-Morsko Flot -- Submarine forces -- History.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency -- History.
Added Title How the CIA used Howard Hughes to steal a Russian sub in the most daring covert operation in history
Taking of K129
ISBN 9781101984437 (hardcover)
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