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A Time To Die: The Kursk Disaster (Film Tie-In)

Robert Moore



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04 December 2019
True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History; Naval forces & warfare
At 11.30 a.m. on Saturday 12 August 2000, two massive explosions roared through the shallow Arctic waters of the Barents Sea. The Kursk, pride of the Northern Fleet and the largest attack submarine in the world, was hurtling towards the ocean floor.

In Kursk (originally published as A Time to Die), award-winning journalist Robert Moore vividly recreates this disaster minute by minute. Venturing into a covert world where the Cold War continues out of sight, Moore investigates the military and political background to the tragedy.

But above all, he tells the nail-bitingly poignant human story of the families waiting ashore, of the desperate efforts of British, Norwegian and Russian rescuers, and of the Kursk sailors, trapped in the aft compartnemt, waiting for rescue, as a horrified world followed their battle to stay alive...
By:   Robert Moore
Imprint:   Bantam
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 127mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   242g
ISBN:   9780857504135
ISBN 10:   0857504134
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   04 December 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Robert Moore is an award-winning television reporter. He was ITN's Moscow correspondent during the collapse of the Soviet Union. As ITN's Diplomatic Editor he covered wars in Chechnya, the Balkans and Sierra Leone. He is currently ITN's Washington correspondent.

Reviews for A Time To Die: The Kursk Disaster (Film Tie-In)

Gripping . . . a moving tragedy redeemed by acts of extraordinary courage . . . has the plot, the tension and the excitement of a film -- Orlando Figes * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH * The Kursk was once the pride of the Russian navy and a symbol of state power . . . her story, harrowingly detailed . . . stands as a testament to the bravery and loyalty of men to a nation that failed them -- Martin Robson * THE TIMES * It takes you through each nail biting moment, willing it to turn out differently. Heartbreaking, humane and, at times, all too vivid. I've rarely read such a gripping work of non fiction. -- COLIN FIRTH

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