Ice Diaries: The True Story of One of Mankind's Greatest Adventures
Now, for the first time, the Captain of the submarine USS Nautilus tells the newly declassified story of his ship's Cold War underwater adventure in the race beneath the polar ice pack.
The Cold War was in full swing. The Soviet Union had just successfully launched Sputnik, and President Eisenhower badly wanted to redeem the reputation of the US as technologically superior
Fascinating piece of nautical history! I now understand more fully the importance of the Nautilus and her ear!y voyages of exploration under the polar ice pack. It is written in an easily understood memoir style and even the technical aspects of the ship and her historical voyages are explained understandably!
I would have liked to have seen more specific technical details, however give ...more
This is a must read for any military, Navy, or sea-going history buffs. I highly recommend it.
I agree with other reviewers that the books is, at times, a bit over-the-top in terms of enthusiasm, but the 1958 trip WAS historic in many ways, so perhaps this can be forgiven.
If you're interested in naval history, submarines, or Cold War documentaries, this is a fine book.