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K-19 : the widowmaker : the secret story of the Soviet nuclear submarine

Author: Peter A Huchthausen
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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The Soviet nuclear submarine K-19 was the pride of the Soviet Navy, but on July 4, 1961, during its maiden voyage to the North Atlantic for war games, it suddenly and unexpectedly developed a serious leak in one of the reactors. In a race against time, the officers and crew worked desperately and brilliantly, under intense exposure to radiation, to improvise a coolant system, averting a Chernobyl-like nuclear  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Peter A Huchthausen
OCLC Number: 52030170
Notes: Originally published: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2002.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Red banner fleet --
Early submarine losses --
The Widowmaker --
Taking command --
Trials --
Reactor accident --
Lessons unlearned --
Recipe for disaster --
Gold is lost and found --
Sunken poison --
Atomic graveyard --
Uncharted waters, the genesis of K-19, by Kathryn Begelow --
Appendix: Soviet/Russian Naval accidents.
Responsibility: Peter Huchthausen.

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The Soviet nuclear submarine K-19 was the pride of the Soviet Navy, but on July 4, 1961, during its maiden voyage to the North Atlantic for war games, it suddenly and unexpectedly developed a serious leak in one of the reactors. In a race against time, the officers and crew worked desperately and brilliantly, under intense exposure to radiation, to improvise a coolant system, averting a Chernobyl-like nuclear disaster. The toll for their efforts was certain and devastating: Eight men died painful deaths from acute radiation poisoning within days of the accident, and the surviving crew returned home to await their unknowable fate. [This book] places readers at the apex of the Cold War's brinkmanship between the USSR and the United States.-http://www.bn.com.

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