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Arctic mission : 90 North by airship and submarine

Author: William F Althoff
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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"Artic Mission recounts two concurrent Navy Department penetrations of the Arctic in 1958, one an unclassified project, the other absolutely secret. Sailing under the direct orders of the Commander in Chief, the nuclear submarine Nautilus would, if successful, reaffirm U.S. technological prowess with a stupendous demonstration; an under-ice transit of the Arctic Basin via the North Pole. The airships unclassified  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William F Althoff
ISBN: 9781612510101 1612510108
OCLC Number: 724704414
Description: xviii, 264 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Other Titles: Arctic mission, by airship & submarine to the far north
Responsibility: William F. Althoff.

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"This book is well-written and at times reads like an adventure story Also of note is the author's ability to refer to both the absurdities and paranoia, as well as the achievements, of the Cold War Read more...

 
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