Rising Tide: The Russian Submarines that Fought the Cold War

Mr. Weir talked about his book Rising Tide: The Untold Story of the Russian Submarines That Fought the Cold War, published by Basic Books. During the… read more

Mr. Weir talked about his book Rising Tide: The Untold Story of the Russian Submarines That Fought the Cold War, published by Basic Books. During the Cold War, the decision to release nuclear weapons was not left up to the political leaders of each country, but ultimately up to those in charge of the weapons. In the case of the Soviets, this decision was left for the commanders of the Soviet nuclear-armed submarines, engaged in a constant back and forth with their American counterparts. In his book, Gary Weir told the story of these Soviet commanders. He also talked about the book’s inclusion of stories of debris-collection missions after U.S. weapons tests. Following the author’s remarks, there was not a question and answer session. close

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  • Karin Hill Director U.S. Navy Museum->Education and Public Programs
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Rising Tide: The Russian Submarines that Fought the Cold War

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Program ID:
188814-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 11, 2005 | 11:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jan 09, 2006 | 4:27am EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Sep 11, 2005 | 11:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 17, 2005 | 8:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 09, 2006 | 4:27am EST | C-SPAN 2
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