In "The Death of the USS Thresher," renowned naval and intelligence consultant Norman Polmar recounts the dramatic circumstances surrounding the loss of Thresher. This 2004 revised edition of Polmar's 1964 classic is based on interviews with Thresher's first commanding officer, other submarine officers, and the designers of the sub. Polmar provides recently declassified information about the Thresher, and relates the loss to subsequent U.S. and Soviet nuclear submarine sinking's, as well as to the escape and rescue systems developed by the Navy in the aftermath of the disaster. "The Death of the USS Thresher" is a must-read for the legions of fans who enjoyed the late Peter Maas's New York Times best-seller "The Terrible Hours."
New softbound book, 194 pages, 31 black and white photographs, 5 diagrams, a complete Thresher crew roster, no index.
New Book Just --- $15.95
"The Death of the
U.S.S. Thresher is one worthy "new" book
about submarines. It was [originally] written in 1964. This new edition has
been updated by its author, Norman Polmar, to incorporate information that
has been declassified since the book was first
published." San Diego Tribune
"Intense, Captivating an Emotional masterpiece! I could not put this book down. You can't help but feel like it's happening now. Once you read it you won't forget it. A great tribute to the 129 men lost at sea. It will fill you with pride and patriotism. THANK YOU NORMAN POLMAR!
Brian Francis Davidson
About the Author
Norman Polmar has been a consultant to senior officials of the U.S. Navy and Department of Defense, and was a member of the Secretary of the Navy's Research Advisory Committee (NRAC). For four years—as an employee of the Northrop Corporation—he worked on the Navy's program to develop submarine escape and rescue systems. He is the author of more than thirty books on naval, aviation, and intelligence subjects. Polmar lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
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The Story Behind History's Deadliest Submarine Disaster
by Norman Polmar
New 2004 updated Softbound edition
194 pages, 31 black and white photographs
Note: Black and white photos below appear in the book.
Above photo: USS Thresher was launched bow first.
Above photo: Lieutenant Commander John W. Harvey, USN, Thresher's last skipper.
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