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The Taking of K-129

How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History

by Josh Dean

Hardcover, 448 pages, Dutton, List Price: $28 |

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The Taking of K-129
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How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History
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A true story of Cold War espionage and engineering reveals how the CIA, the U.S. Navy and an eccentric billionaire spent six years and nearly a billion dollars to steal a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine after it sank in the Pacific Ocean. By the author of Show Dog.

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'The Taking Of K-129': How The CIA Stole A Sunken Soviet Sub Off The Ocean Floor

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