Secret Mission to a Soviet Ice Station |
by William M. Leary & Leonard A. LeSchack.
Publisher: Naval Institute
Place Published: Annapolis, MD
Publish Date: 1996
Edition: Second Edition
Description: In May 1962 the Office of Naval Research and the CIA launched one of the most exotic spy missions of the Cold War: the parachuting of two intelligence officers onto a hastily abandoned Soviet drift station on a deteriorating Arctic ice pack to collect data and then retrieve the pair using an experimental recovery technique, later used by James Bond in the movie Thunderball. This book offers a first-time description of the top secret mission by one of the parachutists and a leading CIA historian. Together they combine page-turning adventure with a detailed inside look at the U.S.-Soviet race to conquer the Arctic at the height of the Cold War. 240 Pages - 38 Photos - 4 Line Art Drawings - 43 Illustrations.
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Binding: Hardcover in Dust Jacket
Condition: MINT, New Old Stock
ID Number: 10769