A Time to Die

The Untold Story of the Kursk Tragedy

Moore tells the inside story of the Kursk disaster with the compelling tension of a thriller.

By Robert Moore Read by Pete Cross Historical / Military / Nonfiction / Political Science English, Unabridged 10h 4m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							On a quiet Saturday morning in August 2000, two explosions--one so massive it  was detected by seismologists around the world--shot through the shallow Arctic  waters of the Barents Sea. Russia’s prized submarine, the Kursk, began her  fatal plunge to the ocean floor. Award-winning journalist Robert Moore presents  a riveting, brilliantly researched account of the deadliest submarine disaster  in history. Journey down into the heart of the Kursk to witness the last hours  of the twenty-three young men who survived the initial blasts. Visit the highly  restricted Arctic submarine base to which Moore obtained secret admission,  where the families of the crew clamored for news of their loved ones.

"Gripping account...compelling reading...Moore's incisive journalistic approach will remain the best English-language account of this event for some time." - Publisher's Weekly

"Robert Moore's account of the Kursk disaster...is a gripping tale. It is a moving tragedy redeemed by acts of extraordinary courage, which Moore narrates with great dramatic skill. The book has the plot, the tension, and the excitement of a film." - Orlando Figes, author of A People’s Tragedy: The Russian Revolution

"This is a classic race-against-time story mixed with underwater espionage, individual heroism, harrowing attempts at rescue and Soviet-style secrecy. The book reads more like techno-thriller fiction than tragic fact...[as it] chronicles the minutes, hours and days that followed as all hope for rescuing survivors faded away...In many ways, this book is a snapshot of modern Russia's potent mixture of Soviet-era secrecy and experimental openness...Russia today is a lurid democracy wrapped in the remains of the Iron Curtain, and Moore has captured it perfectly...fascinating." - The Globe and Mail

"A fast-paced and absorbing account of the 2000 sinking of the Kursk and the political intrigue that followed...a fine job of reporting and a good read for Tom Clancy fans and students of contemporary world politics alike." - Kirkus Reviews

"A Time to Die is remarkable for its subject matter and style. This true account of the peacetime, accidental loss of a submarine and her crew is written in the tight, lean style that exemplifies excellent journalism...This tale is expertly narrated and the story's excitement and drama persist through straightforward and unadorned language." - Associated Press