W. Craig Reed, a former navy diver and fast-attack submariner, provides a riveting portrayal of the secret underwater struggle between the US and the USSR in Red November. A spellbinding true-life adventure in the bestselling tradition of Blind Man’s Bluff, it reveals previously undisclosed details about the most dangerous, daring, and decorated missions of the Cold War, earning raves from New York Times bestselling authors David Morrell, who calls it, “palpably gripping,” and James Rollins, who says, “If Tom Clancy had turned The Hunt for Red October into a nonfiction thriller, Red November might be the result.”
“This is an astonishing and important book. With its new disclosures about covert submarine operations during the Cold War, and especially its eye-opening account of what really happened at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Red November is a book that anyone with an interest in espionage or clandestine naval operations should read.” — George Friedman, author of America’s Secret War and The Next 100 Years
“If Tom Clancy had turned The Hunt for Red October into a nonfiction thriller, W. Craig Reed’s Red November might be the result. Here is the full-throttle and riveting story of espionage, secret missions, and the never-before-told tales of submariners on the front lines of a clandestine war. Not to be missed!” — James Rollins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
“Red November is a terrific, real-life thriller, filled with larger than life warriors, technological wizardry, undersea games of chicken, and a civilian world perched unknowing on the brink of push-button nuclear destruction. History buffs, naval warfare enthusiasts, and all Tom Clancy fans are guaranteed to love this book. — Barry Eisler, author of Fault Line
“Red November delivers the real life feel and fears of submariners who risked their lives to keep the peace. Smart, detailed, and highly entertaining, this is a story everyone should read. I live in a submarine town and I can tell you, men who live underwater for 90 days at time, ferrying nuclear weapons, are unsung heroes. My hat is off to W. Craig Reed for telling their story.“ — Steve Berry, author of The Paris Vendetta and The Charlemagne Pursuit
“Red November is palpably gripping and packs the excitement of a real-life thriller. I felt like I was literally on-board a submarine in the middle of a hair-raising mission and on the brink of World War III.” — David Morrell, author of Rambo First Blood and The Spy Who Came for Christmas
“Red November is a compelling narrative that covers most of the years that I rode the boats. The action is particularly intriguing, as I shared many of the same experiences endured by the characters portrayed within the pages. Submariners will enjoy the book, as did I.” — T. Michael Bircumshaw, Editor, American Submariner
“Red November is one of the most suspenseful and frightening books I’ve read this year. It gives you a new appreciation for the major role submarines play in shaping world history. They may be out of sight, but after reading this book, they will never again be out of mind.” — Raymond Obstfeld, co-author with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance.
Wow! How's that for a review? Well, it's definitely what I thought when I finished reading Red November: Inside the Secret U.S.-Soviet Submarine War by author W. Craig Reed. A simply fantastic re-telling of an extremely tense time in the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union, the Cold War. Giving his readers previously unreleased information about the secret underwater maneuverings by both sides at the time, this non-fiction book reads like fictional story-telling at its best; it's simply that gripping, exciting and well done. Readers will surprised at all that was going on behind the scenes, and even those who may consider themselves to be knowledgeable about the time period will be able to glean information that is new to them.
I loved this book. Loved it. Author W. Craig Reed, a former Navy diver and fast-track submariner, has written a simply stellar account of this dangerous and intriguing time period in our history. Once I started Red November, I simply could not put it down, much to my own chagrin as I had picked it up at bed time, intending to read just a few chapters. Any reader who enjoys a great work of non-fiction, history, military history, or a historical recounting with a great deal of intrigue, adventure and excitement will absolutely love Red November. I very highly recommend this book. I certainly hope that author W. Craig Reed is hard at work on his next book. If it is anything like Red November, it will definitely be worth the read!
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