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Scorpion Down : Sunk by the Soviets, Buried by the Pentagon: The Untold Story of the USS Scorpion
by Ed Offley


Overview - One Navy admiral called it "one of the greatest unsolved sea mysteries of our era." The U.S. Navy officially describes it an inexplicable accident. For decades, the real story of the disaster eluded journalists, historians, and the family members of the lost crew.  Read more...

 
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Overview
One Navy admiral called it "one of the greatest unsolved sea mysteries of our era." The U.S. Navy officially describes it an inexplicable accident. For decades, the real story of the disaster eluded journalists, historians, and the family members of the lost crew. But a small handful of Navy and government officials knew the truth: The sinking of the U.S.S. Scorpion on May 22, 1968, was an act of war. In Scorpion Down, military reporter Ed Offley reveals that the true cause of the Scorpion's sinking was buried by the U.S. government in an attempt to keep the Cold War from turning hot. For five months, the families of the Scorpion crew waited while the Navy searched feverishly for the missing submarine. For the first time, Offley reveals that entire search was cover-up, devised to conceal that fact that the Scorpion had been torpedoed by the Soviets. In this gripping and controversial book, Offley takes the reader inside the shadowy world of the Cold War military, where rival superpowers fought secret battles far below the surface of the sea.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780465051861
  • ISBN-10: 0465051863
  • Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
  • Publish Date: March 2008
  • Page Count: 490
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP


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Books > History > Military - Naval
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