By (author) Peter A. Huchthausen
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October Fury by Peter A. Huchthausen
Book Description"Huchthausen knows the hidden history of the Cuban missile crisis ...October Fury contains startling revelations." -- TOM CLANCY Drama on the high seas as the world holds its breath It was the most spectacular display of brinkmanship in the Cold War era. In October 1962, President Kennedy risked inciting a nuclear war to prevent the Soviet Union from establishing missile bases in Cuba. The risk, however, was far greater than Kennedy realized. October Fury uncovers startling new information about the Cuban missile crisis and the potentially calamitous confrontation between U.S. Navy destroyers and Soviet submarines in the Atlantic. Peter Huchthausen, who served as a junior ensign aboard one of the destroyers, reveals that a single shot fired by any U.S. warship could have led to an immediate nuclear response from the Soviet submarines. This riveting account re-creates those desperate days of confrontation from both the American and Russian points of view and discloses detailed information about Soviet operational plans and the secret orders given to submarine commanders. It provides an engrossing, behind-the-scenes look at the technical and tactical functions of two great navies along with stunning portraits of the officers and sailors on both sides who were determined to do their duty even in the most extreme circumstances. As absorbing and detailed as a Tom Clancy novel, this real-life suspense thriller is destined to become a classic of naval literature.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780471415343
(240mm x 163mm x 24mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publish Date: 13-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Peter A. Huchthausen
Hide and Seek, Hardback (January 2009)
Based on firsthand accounts from former Soviet and Western navy intelligence officers and other primary sources, this book tells the complete story of Cold War naval intelligence. Packed with hair-raising and sometimes hilarious tales, it goes beyond the submarine-only focus of other books to detail all areas of naval operations.
Finding God in the Shadows, Paperback (October 2007)
Contains stories of men and women who exhibit moral courage and who act despite hardships, privations, or the burdens of making life and death decisions for others. The stories in this book are set against the backdrop of war and incorporate parallel historical moments from the Bible that help frame the questions raised by the contemporary story.
Shadow Voyage, Hardback (April 2005)
On the sweltering evening of August 30, 1939, the German luxury liner S.S. Bremen slipped her moorings on Manhattan's west side, abandoned all caution (including foghorns, radar, and running lights), and sailed out of New York Harbor, commencing a dramatic escape run that would challenge the rules for unrestricted warfare at sea.
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"Huchthausen knows the hidden history of the Cuban missile crisis... October Fury contains startling revelations. " -- TOM CLANCY Drama on the high seas as the world holds its breath It was the most spectacular display of brinkmanship in the Cold War era.
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Author Biography - Peter A. Huchthausen
CAPTAIN PETER A. HUCHTHAUSEN, U.S. Navy (Retired), served as Electronics Materials Officer and a watch officer aboard the USS Blandy when it took part in the blockade of Cuba in 1962, mere months after his graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy. In a distinguished career, Captain Huchthausen served as a Soviet naval analyst and as a naval attache in Yugoslavia, Romania, and Moscow, where he met Russian submariners who had been involved in the Cuban encounter at sea. He is now a consultant and writer living in Maine.
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