Fatal Dive

Solving the World War II Mystery of the USS Grunion
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.77 hours)
Product Number: Z100096824
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481592574
Narrator/s: Robertson Dean
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No radio distress call ever crackled from the submarine USS Grunion. In 1942, under the fog of World War II, the vessel simply vanished without a trace. For nearly sixty-five years, only a dead silence lingered regarding the fate of the sub and its seventy-man crew-until now. Here author Peter F. Stevens reveals the incredible true story of the search for and discovery of the Grunion-as well as the navy's shocking and willful cover-up of the submarine's baffling disappearance. The Grunion was discovered in 2006 after a decades-long search by the Abele brothers, whose father commanded the submarine and met his untimely death aboard it, but one question remained: what sank the USS Grunion? Now, for the first time ever, Fatal Dive reveals the answer: one of the Grunion's own missiles. The navy knowingly sent the Grunion out with faulty torpedoes, and Fatal Dive reveals damning and never-before-published government documents that provide irrefutable evidence of its shameful cover-up. Intriguing and explosive, Fatal Dive finally lays to rest one of World War II's greatest mysteries.

Author(s): Peter F. Stevens
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Jul 30, 2012

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Author(s): Peter F. Stevens
Genre: History
Product Number EB00648400
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Regnery History
ISBN: #9781596987685

Professional reviews

"In July of 1942, the submarine GRUNION mysteriously disappeared from the Aleutian Islands near Alaska, taking the lives of its 70 crew members. Three sons of one of those victims, Jim Abele, led the effort to find the sub and solve the mystery of what happened. This book reveals the shocking answer and the reasons for the Navy cover-up. Robertson Dean does his usual masterful job, using his big, deep, unique voice to tell the story with conviction and aplomb. He keeps us on the edge of our seats with pacing that keeps the story moving and every word receiving its due. What's missing is emotional depth and empathy. Dean has a wonderful voice, but a story such as this requires a slightly gentler touch. R.I.G. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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