10 thoughts on “Rising Tide

  1. says:

    This is mostly a collection of highly personal stories with the back drop of Soviet submarine development The book is at times exciting and quite illuminating, such as the cause of intense Soviet submarine operations off the coast of America from 1985 87 Since submarine operations on both sides remain classified, this book, much like Blind Man s Bluff, isanecdotal than analytic or narrative One really respects the Soviet sailor for taking on a superior opponent with faulty equipment.I t This is mostly a collection of highly personal stories with the back drop of Soviet submarine development The book is at times exciting and quite illuminating, such as the cause of intense Soviet submarine operations off the coast of America from 1985 87 Since submar...


  2. says:

    An exceptional work of scholarship that opens up a hitherto unknown story of the submariners on the other side of the iron curtain Drawing heavily upon personal accounts of the men that took unsafe boats to sea and sacrificed and saw th...


  3. says:

    I chose to read this based on other Gary Weir works If you are looking for a review of cold war submarine activity from the Soviet Russian perspective, this is one of the better I ve found Pretty extensive section on Kursk.


  4. says:

    An impressively researched account of the development of the Soviet submarine force during the decades of the cold war.


  5. says:

    I enjoyed this book but I didn t feel it was great, just average I had read years ago the book Blind Man s Bluff about the US submarine forces and feel that was a better book from what I remember.This book covers the history behind the Soviet naval build up as they competed with the US during the cold war The story is interesting that in attempting to match and they sometimes ...


  6. says:

    I found parts engaging for instance the chapter on the Cuban missile crisis But in general I find historyengaging when you can either focus on specific characters or get asweeping story This educated me about a topic of which I knew little but sadly the narrative was lacking


  7. says:

    An interesting look at the Cold War strategy of the Soviet Navy Good content thanks to interviews with high ranking Soviet officers during the time period However, has no real flow to the book, which takes away from the overall enjoyment of it.


  8. says:

    Great read from the Soviet side of the submarine espionage and dogfights under the water that took place in the Cold War Filled with personal accounts of various Russian sub commanders, the book is easy to read and exciting Even includes inside accounts of the loss of the Kursk in 2000.


  9. says:

    Read Rising Tide by Weir Boyne, tale of Soviet submariners in the Cold War Casual disregard for life is a hallmark of Russian history.


  10. says:

    An excellent history of the Soviet and later Russian submarine forces Weir documents far too many needless tragedies inflicted upon the brave submariners.


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