The Ice Diaries
The True Story of One of Mankind's Greatest Adventures
Ice Diaries by William R. Anderson
Book DescriptionNow, for the first time, the Captain of the submarine USS Nautilus tells the newly declassified story of his ship's Cold War underwater adventure in the race beneath the polar ice pack.The Cold War was in full swing. The Soviet Union had just successfully launched Sputnik, and President Eisenhower badly wanted to redeem the reputation of the US as technologically superior. "Operation Sunshine" was the answer: under top-secret orders, the Captain and crew of one of the first nuclear submarines, the USS Nautilus, crossed under the North Pole and became the first naval vessel to forge all the way under the polar ice pack to emerge near the former Soviet Union. Readers will voyage along with Captain Anderson as he shares newly declassified stories of his sub's encounters with terrible storms, fire in the hold, collisions with ice, broken compasses, and more.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780785227595
(155mm x 230mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Nelson Books an imprint of Thomas Nelson Publishers
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - William R. Anderson
William Anderson graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1942 and served in the United States Navy from 1957 to 1962. He participated in 11 submarine combat patrols in the Pacific and was awarded the Bronze Star and other combat awards. Anderson was the commanding officer of the Nautilus, the first atomic submarine, from 1957 to 1959 and made the first transpolar voyage under ice. He also served as assistant to Vice Admiral H. G. Rickover; was a consultant to President Kennedy for the National Service Corps, 1963; and was elected to Congress. Don Keith is a 25-year broadcast veteran, a career that included earning a number of awards as a broadcast journalist and media personality. He has published 15 books, including the national best seller, Final Bearing.
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