I just finished reading "Rising Tide".
I will have to say if one is interested in the history of the soviet submarines,this on is an essential read.
There were details and named names of who did what,and the problems in the early years and,the Kursk.
Not much on the alfa,akula,or typhoons.But the stories are good.
During the cuban missle crisis,there were submarines involved that carried nuclear torpedos that did NOT require approval higher than the submarine commander.Even though there were 3 keys,the consensus would have been to launch without questioning the commander.That really surprized me.
Also,the story of the Komsomolts was intense.Something right out of a movie.Unfortunatlly,it was true.I had no idea it was so intense of a tragedy.
If you are into russian boats,this one belongs on your shelf
SubCommittee Vice President 2006-2008
Author-Russian Submarines, Guardians of the Motherland
Member-Saint Petersburg Russia Submarine Club