October Fury

Huchthausen knows the hidden history of the Cuban missile crisis October Fury contains startling revelations TOM CLANCYDrama on the high seas as the world holds its breathIt was the most spectacular display of brinkmanship in the Cold War era In October 1962, President Kennedy risked inciting a nuclear war to prevent the Soviet Union from establishing missile basHuchthausen knows the hidden history of the Cuban missile crisis October Fury contains startling revelations TOM CLANCYDrama on the high seas as the world holds its breathIt was the most spectacular display of brinkmanship in the Cold War era In October 1962, President Kennedy risked inciting a nuclear war to prevent the Soviet Union from establishing missile bases in Cuba The risk, however, was far greater than Kennedy realized.October Fury uncovers startling new information about the Cuban missile crisis and the potentially calamitous confrontation between U.S Navy destroyers and Soviet submarines in the Atlantic Peter Huchthausen, who served as a junior ensign aboard one of the destroyers, reveals that a single shot fired by any U.S warship could have led to an immediate nuclear response from the Soviet submarines.This riveting account re creates those desperate days of confrontation from both the American and Russian points of view and discloses detailed information about Soviet operational plans and the secret orders given to submarine commanders It provides an engrossing, behind the scenes look at the technical and tactical functions of two great navies along with stunning portraits of the officers and sailors on both sides who were determined to do their duty even in the most extreme circumstances.As absorbing and detailed as a Tom Clancy novel, this real life suspense thriller is destined to become a classic of naval literature.
October Fury Huchthausen knows the hidden history of the Cuban missile crisis October Fury contains startling revelations TOM CLANCYDrama on the high seas as the world holds its breathIt was the most spectacular d

  • Title: October Fury
  • Author: Peter A. Huchthausen
  • ISBN: 9780471415343
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “October Fury”

    1. Don't judge a book by it's cover. I was only 9 years old when all these Cuban goings on scared the living daylights out of me. There was I, stood shivering in short pants in the playground, while the rest of the kids kicked footballs and hopped through skipping ropes. I couldn't find anyone else who knew or cared that WWIII was about to kick off.Peter Huchthausen's 'October Fury' I found to be kind of slow and dull."Huchthausen knows the hidden history of the Cuban missile crisisOctober Fury con [...]

    2. The author was there as a young officer on a destroyer that aggressively hunted the Russian subs. The book combined the detailed actions of both the Russian and the US navies, providing very comprehensive record of the events.Had the Russian nuclear missiles been proven to be reliable, before the Cuban crisis, there is probably a good chance a nuclear war would have started. Instead, the Russian submariners were extremely reluctant to fire the missiles from fear that they would malfunction, sink [...]

    3. Could be boring at times, but did provide insight into a near disaster from a game of "cat and mouse".

    4. This is a collection of personal reminiscences collected twenty plus years after the historical events. No overview of the Cuban Missile Crisis is given and any discussion from the point of view of traditional historians who recount events, repercussions, command decisions, world leaders, and military commanders is left to be done by other traditional historical authors.Some critical details regarding diesel boat operations are revealed, the distribution of nuclear weapons on Russian submarines, [...]

    5. The Cuban missile crisis is familiar to most but mostly as political maneuverings in Washington and Moscow. There was talk of blockading Cuba and the positioning of ships BUT really nothing about what was actually going on the Atlantic. Huchthausen's account - primarily from the viewpoint of Soviet submarines - provides an eyeopening perspective of how near to conflict the nations were and how it was only a matter of personalities that prevented the two sides coming to armed conflict. This is an [...]

    6. Absolutely great book. Part personal memoir and part memoir for the other side. The author was there during the Cuban Missile Crisis serving aboard one of the destroyers that forced one of the Russian subs to service. The author not only fleshes out his account with other information on the US side but does so from eye witnesses on the Russian side as well. Very insightful into how razors edge the Missile Crisis was.

    7. I tried to like this book. It was too filled with quotes and he got onto tangential subjects too much. Before reading this book I did not know that Soviet subs were equipped with nuclear torpedoes. There was a very intense and exciting story to tell here but he missed it because I kept getting bogged down in quote after quote and things that were only marginally related to the events.

    8. Fascinating account of the Cuban Missile Crisis from the decks of a U.S. destroyer where Huchthausen was a junior officer. It's combination a thrilling memoir/history of Russian submarine actions and U.S. counter measures during that frightening October, 1962 when we all thought the world might be coming to an end (and damn near did.)

    9. Oh my! After reading this book I came to realise how close we came to global annihilation in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crissis. This book covers the Soviet side of the whole affair. If not for the self control of 3 Soviet sub commanders during the Cuban Missile Crissis we would not be here today.

    10. a little too detailed with military tactics but a good read on how close we came to a complete nuclear war and how cool professional American and Russian soldiers saved us by their level headed responses

    11. Fun story to read about the actual confrontation between the nuclear superpowers. Happened when I was 8, I have vivid memories, but not about used their Navies to push each to the brink.

    12. It more of a sub story than about the Cuban crisis. If you are a sub sailor or tin can sailor you will rate it as 5 stars. Good read because it does tell the Russian sub sailors point of view.

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