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Publisher Description

A Cold War disaster that took ninety-nine lives, and was denied for forty years. What really happened to the USS Scorpion?

May 1968: An American submarine is sent to investigate suspicious Soviet ships gathered in the mid-Atlantic. No one aboard the USS Scorpion was aware of the trap they rode into – that the Soviets planned revenge for the mysterious sinking of a Russian sub two months before… or that a traitor has been supplying the KGB with the US Navy’s top-secret codes.

In this thrilling story that portray the human side of a naval tragedy that was officially denied for forty years, veteran submariner and bestselling author Kenneth Sewell chronicles the astounding true events behind the demise of the USS Scorpion.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2008
April 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
1.8
MB

Customer Reviews

747whaledriver ,

A factual account of a true historical event

The U.S. government will never reveal the truth about the loss of the USS Scorpion. This book tells the true story of what happened when the Soviet Union decided to exact revenge for the loss of one of their submarines in the Pacific Ocean, northwest of Hawaii.

Chilling story, one that should never be forgotten.

Jane & Dad ,

All Hands Down

While Red Star Rogue remains Sewell's best work, All Hands Down does justice to the ongoing competition of theories concerning the loss of the Scorpion. The book rises above the existing works that focus on inconsequential tidbits (battery explosions or the hot run torpedo factions) and explains the bigger Cold War dynamics that lead to the attack on the Scorpion. Sewell's sources from both sides of the conflict align perfectly to finally explain the real story of Scorpion's tragic loss in '68. I hope to find that All Hands Down helps to ease some of the lingering grief endured by the 99 families of Scorpion's crew.

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