The book is based, in part, on the research for michael white documentary film azorian. There have been terrible conspiracy theory books about the k129 out there and project azorian brings sanity back to the issue. The k129 was a soviet ballistic missile submarine that sank in 1968. The book is based, in part, on the research for michael whites groundbreaking documentary film azorian. Naval institute press, annapolis, maryland 2010, 238 pages. On top of that, the job has to be done without anyone noticing. The cia and the raising of the k129 from the worlds largest community of readers. In august 1974, following six years of secret preparations, the cia attempted to salvage the sunken submarine, k129. The raising of the k129 dvd,in 1968 the soviet ballistic missile submarine k129 sank in the central north pacific. Your task is to lower the hook to the street below, snag a compact car full of gold, and lift the car back to the top of the building. Imagine standing atop the empire state building with an 8footwide grappling hook on a 1inchdiameter steel rope. The cia crafted a secret program to raise the submarine in 1974.
The cia and the raising of the k129, a book co written by naval historian norman polmar and documentary. The book is based, in part, on the research for michael whites groundbreaking documentary film,azorian. The cia and the raising of the k129 by norman polmar and michael white, was published. Project azorian, the cia and the raising of the k129. Now after much secrecy, this story can be told, by the men who made it happen and with neverbeforeseen footage of the actual salvage attempt. The cia and the raising of the k129, a book cowritten by naval historian norman polmar and documentary. That, essentially, describes what the cia did in project azorian, a highly secret. In october 2010 a book based on the film, project azorian. Following its loss, the us navy noted the flurry of soviet. A new book explores the cias crazy plan to snatch a soviet sub. Josh deans new book, the taking of k129, tells the true story of project azorian, a secret cia mission to lift the submarine from a depth of. In the summer of 1974, the operation secretly attempted to salvage the forward 6 feet of the k129 which had broken off from the stern section. Polmar and coauthor white have written a well researched account of the k129 and the attempted recovery by the glomar explorer of the k129.
The cia and the raising of the k129 and over 8 million other books are available for amazon kindle. American intelligence located it within weeks of its demise. K129 held a crew of nearly 100 sailors, as well as a full payload of nuclear missiles. States recovered torpedoes with nuclear warheads, operations manuals, code books and coding machines. The raising of the k129 tells the full, almost unbelievable story of the boldest american clandestine operation of the cold war at least of those the public knows about. As a result of the research for the book and the documentary film, the cia reluctantly issued a report on project azorian in early 2010, even though they tried to withhold details that were.495 479 1629 587 277 1465 872 1003 1054 1641 1094 1362 246 615 685 135 648 1160 895 926 1675 1134 355 323 1371 1333 860 736 1344 1407 766 903 73