Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute, 1996. Second Edition. Hardcover in Dust Jacket. 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. MINT, New Old Stock. Item #10769
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