At 11.30 a.m. on Saturday 12 August 2000, two massive explosions roared through the shallow Arctic waters of the Barents Sea. The Kursk, pride of the Northern Fleet and the largest attack submarine in the world, was hurtling towards the ocean floor. In A Time to Die, award-winning television journalist Robert Moore vividly recreates this disaster minute by minute. Venturing into a covert world where the Cold War continues out of sight, Moore investigates the military and political background to the tragedy. But above all, he tells the nail-bitingly poignant human story of the families waiting ashore, of the desperate efforts of British, Norwegian and Russian rescuers, and of the Kursk sailors, trapped in the aft compartnemt, waiting for rescue, as a horrified world followed their battle to stay alive ...
Robert Moore is an award-winning television reporter. He was ITN's Moscow correspondent during the collapse of the Soviet Union. As ITN's Diplomatic Editor he covered wars in Chechnya, the Balkans and Sierra Leone. He is currently ITN's Washington correspondent. A Time to Die is his first book. An acclaimed international bestseller in the UK and overseas, it has now been translated into six languages.Review:
"A gripping tale ... a moving tragedy redeemed by acts of extraordinary courage ... has the plot, the tension and the excitement of a film." -- Orlando Figes Sunday Telegraph "The Kursk was once the pride of the Russian navy and a symbol of state power ... her story, harrowingly detailed ... stands as a testament to the bravery and loyalty of men to a nation that failed them." -- Martin Robson The Times
Descrizione libro Bantam Books (Transworld Publi, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110553813854
Descrizione libro Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group), 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 553813854
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