The Taking of K-129

The Taking of K-129

How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal A Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History

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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.
Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
ISBN: 9781101984437
1101984430
Characteristics: 431 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Oct 10, 2017

I found this to be a very enjoyable non-fiction read. Josh Dean turns a real-life event into a thriller. He gives a good description of management styles in a vast government/private industry project. He goes into a little of history to develop the relationships between managers who had worked together on previous projects and how that benefited their current challenge. It also goes into depth about security measures in a project highly critical during the cold war.

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