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The CIA's greatest covert operation : inside the daring mission to recover a nuclear-armed Soviet sub

Author: David H Sharp
Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recounts Project AZORIAN, the clandestine Cold War efforts of the CIA, under the guise of an undersea mining operation, to recover the sunken Soviet ballistic-missile submarine K-129 from the depths of the Pacific Ocean.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David H Sharp
ISBN: 9780700618347 0700618341
OCLC Number: 756837097
Description: xiii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Genesis --
A Soviet Submarine Is Lost --
and Found --
CIA Gets in the Game --
CIA Meets Global Marine --
Go-Ahead --
2. The Magic Trick --
The Magician's Tools --
Picking the Best Lie --
Who's the Front Man? --
Roles and Responsibilities --
Keep a Low Profile --
A Security System Named JENNIFER --
The Headquarters Proxy --
3. Living the Lie --
Making Do with the Glomar II --
The Glomar II Rides Again --
The Seascope --
from Minesweeper to Miner --
4. Final Design --
The Big Picture --
The Heavy Lifter --
Hughes Glomar Explorer --
Three-Mile Gun Barrel --
the Lifting Pipe --
The Capture Vehicle, Clementine --
Now You See It, Now You Don't --
the HMB-1 --
5. Getting Ready --
Who's in Charge? --
The Voyage to Pier E --
Going Black --
Trouble Starts Early --
Clementine Meets the Explorer --
The Battle for Mission Approval --
6. The Recovery Mission --
En Route to the Target Site --
Recovery Operations --
Exploitation and Burial at Sea --
What Went Right? And Wrong? --
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished --
7. Matador --
Still Alive in 7̀5? --
Redesign for the MATADOR Mission --
Under Pressure to Get It Right --
AZORIAN Blown --
Enter: Brezhnev; Exit: MATADOR --
Winding Down --
The Failure and the Success of AZORIAN --
Epilogue --
AZORIAN Fallout on the CIA --
International Relationships --
Legal Issues --
Maintaining AZORIAN Secrets --
Some Mysteries Still Remain --
The Armageddon Contingency Plan --
App. A. Perceptions Management and Disinformation --
App. B. The Docking Problem.
Responsibility: David H. Sharp.
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The only insider's account of Project AZORIAN, a wildly ambitious CIA operation to recover a sunken Soviet nuclear submarine three miles below the ocean's surface during the height of the Cold War.  Read more...

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Anodyne and unhelpful classification.

by Hardu (WorldCat user published 2012-12-05) Very Good Permalink

Notice that the book has been given a geography/travel signature (Central Pacific Ocean). The browser, ie the kind of patron that borrows this kind of book in my library, would look for it in one of the intelligence section, most likely under CIA (ie 327.1273). A lot of the LC-signatures are...
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