A riveting, brilliantly researched account of the deadliest submarine disaster in history and its devastating human cost.
On a quiet Saturday morning in August 2000, two explosions–one so massive it was detected by seismologists around the world–shot through the shallow Arctic waters of the Barents Sea. Russia’s prized submarine, the Kursk, began her fatal plunge to the ocean floor.
Award-winning journalist Robert Moore presents a riveting, brilliantly researched account of the deadliest submarine disaster in history. Journey down into the heart of the Kursk to witness the last hours of the twenty-three young men who survived the initial blasts. Visit the highly restricted Arctic submarine base to which Moore obtained secret admission, where the families of the crew clamored for news of their loved ones.
Drawing on exclusive access to top Russian military figures and the Kursk’s highly restricted Arctic submarine base, Moore tells the inside story of the Kursk disaster with factual depth and the compelling moment-by-moment tension of a thriller.
Robert Moore is an award-winning TV journalist who was ITN’s Moscow correspondent during the collapse of the Soviet Union, and subsequently served as their Middle East correspondent, then as their foreign affairs editor, covering a wide range of international stories,… More about Robert Moore
“Robert Moore’s account of the Kursk disaster. . .is a gripping tale. It is a moving tragedy redeemed by acts of extraordinary courage, which Moore narrates with great dramatic skill. The book has the plot, the tension, and the excitement of a film.” —Orlando Figes, author of A People’s Tragedy: The Russian Revolution