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Rising Tide. - Russian side of the cold war

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Postby Wayne Frey » Mon Oct 06, 2003 10:38 am

Another cold war book is about to be released.This one is from the russian side.Based on interviews from seven russian admirals.Due to be released mid-month on amazon.com.
I hope it is not delayed like the other book.
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Postby TMSmalley » Sun Oct 12, 2003 11:12 pm

I got this one from www.eastview.com about a year ago. All in Russian, but still pretty cool.
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Postby Britt Boyette » Mon Oct 13, 2003 12:05 am

That's the one I have been wishing for, for some time now. It seems to be long out of production.
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Postby Wayne Frey » Mon Oct 13, 2003 6:22 am

That is the book on the other link that is talking about the Alfa submarine book. Somehow, I got lucky and got one earlier this year. It is in russian though.Pictures are good.Even though it is in another language,it is a must have for students of the Alfa.
As far as "Rising Tide",it is schedualed for release this week in hardback.Based on interviews with seven Russian admirals, it is like the Russian side of Blind Mans bluff.Should be pretty good. I have found an advanced copy, in paperback ,that is issued to book reviewers. It is unedited.
I should have it end of next week.
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Postby Jim Kerswell » Mon Oct 13, 2003 10:37 am

I picked up a hardcover copy of "Rising Tide" at a Borders bookstore last Thursday. I haven't read it yet, but it appears to be well written by a couple of reputable authors. It is illustrated with personal photographs from several of the Russians interviewed for the book. The photos are interesting, but probably not that useful from a modeling standpoint. It lacks the line drawings that I expect to find in that "other book".

Regarding that "other book": Does anyone know what the problem is/was in getting "Cold War Submarines" published? It was originally due for publication in March 2002. Even Brassys, the publisher's, website now lists its availability as "November 2003".
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Postby Wayne Frey » Fri Nov 14, 2003 2:29 pm

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
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Postby all ahead flank » Wed Nov 26, 2003 2:18 pm

I have just finished this book myself. It gives really good details about the first half of the cold war, and diesel subs like the foxtrot class. After a short story about the alfa class though, the author doesn't comment much about more advanced sub classes, except for the kursk chapter.

I especially liked the chapter about the Victor class subs using warmer waters to escape easy sonar detection by US forces, and thereby measuring their tactics and reaction to the subs presence.

just my amature opinion about a professionally writen book :D
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