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  • ISBN 0006174957
  • ISBN13 978-0006174950
  • Language English
  • Author Mark Joseph
  • Publisher Fontana Press; New Ed edition (1988)
  • Pages 320
  • Formats docx mobi azw docx
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Genre Fiction
  • Size ePub 1698 kb
  • Size Fb2 1586 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 434

The "Barricuda," an American nuclear submarine, tracks the damaged Russian sub "Potemkin," a top-secret vessel whose state-of-the-art engineering enables it to dive beyond the reach of sonar, in a fatal cat-and-mouse game

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To Kill the Potemkin (. ISBN 978-0917657801) is a novel by Mark Joseph originally published in 1986. As a paperback, it spent four weeks on The New York Times bestseller list in July and August 1987. In 1968, a dangerous period of the Cold War, . and Soviet forces engage in brinkmanship across the world. At sea, their submarines play a dangerous cat-and-mouse game.

To Kill the Potemkin is a good book for the technology that is well thought out and the humor and sarcastic style of humor not too unlike David Spade although . Comparing Mark Joseph to Tom Clancy's writing is rather foolish. Each is his own writer.

To Kill the Potemkin is a good book for the technology that is well thought out and the humor and sarcastic style of humor not too unlike David Spade although years before David Spade came on the tube and film. IF you like submarines and action and humor then you will love this book. Jim Faraday The Hunt for Red October To Kill the Potemkin (Onyx). 2 people found this helpful. Condense one of Clancy's works down to the thickness of TKTP and see how it fares, or imagine Joseph fattening his novels to 800+ pages. I purchase novels to be entertained.

Attention all hands, attention all hands. Secure from general quarters. The movie this morning will be Bonnie and Clyde at zero nine hundred in the mess. That is al. e wargame, the crew was jubilant. In the galley Stanley was preparing cioppino from fresh fish taken on at Naples. What is it?" asked Cakes. Shark soup," Stanley replied with a grin. In the torpedo room Lopez was feeding Zapata and smoking a huge stogie

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To Kill the Potemkin book. This was a remarkable first novel and I will look for more by Mark Joseph. He shows great knowledge of submarine life and of how to explain it to us landlubbers. It is a deadly game of cat and mouse. The Barracuda, the most.

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Joseph takes you into the heart and mind of the operator. As a twenty year cold-warrior in the occupation of Airborne ASW, I can only say that this book tells the true story. Tom Clancey could learn a thing or two from this one. 0. Report. Recently Viewed and Featured. Wait for Me - The Best from Rebecca St. James. The Barracuda, the most advanced attack submarine in the . The Potemkin, a shattering breakthrough in Soviet underwater weaponry. Facing each other in a deadly contest, vessel against vessel becomes man against man. Jack Sorenson, the sonar genius,against Nikolai Federov, the beleaguered Soviet captain.

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Qane
This will be the seond copy of the book. I read it first back in the mid to late 80s.
In fact I read it just after reading "Hunt for Red October". I was wanting more books on submarines (Fiction or Non Fiction did not mater). To Kill the Potemkin is a good book for the technology that is well thought out and the humor and sarcastic style of humor not too unlike David Spade although years before David Spade came on the tube and film. IF you like submarines and action and humor then you will love this book.
Jim Faraday
The Hunt for Red October
To Kill the Potemkin (Onyx)
Kagaramar
Comparing Mark Joseph to Tom Clancy's writing is rather foolish. Each is his own writer. Condense one of Clancy's works down to the thickness of TKTP and see how it fares, or imagine Joseph fattening his novels to 800+ pages. I purchase novels to be entertained. When I wish to learn, I'll turn to an encyclopedia - or in the case of this subject, the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings. At least Mr. Joseph estimated the top velocity of the US Fleet SSN more realistically than some of the drivel out there. There is nothing phony about flying a Tiger Team into Rota to repair a damaged pressure hull. But I refuse to condemn a novel because an imaginary space like "Sorensen's Beach" cannot exist on a Los Angeles class boat. The USSR had problems with their Alfa class boats to a degree that was almost unthinkable. The Drain Pump was totally useless at depths exceeding 1,200 feet. Volunteering for a Soviet nuc was suicide. The longevity of a crew person exposed to horribly undershielded radiation allowed for a lifespan under 10-years. So there is a lot that both Joseph and Clancy did not cover. That certainly does not make their novels less entertaining.
Uleran
Going through a few hundred books in my collection and this was the third choice for the month.

A book needs to entertain which is its number one criteria along with a dash of plausibility and this book delivers in spades. I'm chuckling while reading about people arguing about "the beach" and agree 100% not really that plausible but most non-bubble heads will not know or care.. I find having a "machine shop" on board a nuclear sub in the 60's not plausible myself but it does moves the story along. I have read some "factual fiction" in my day.. and some of it really sucked. As long as the story hits a good entertainment / reality point I have no problem with a writer taking some small liberties.

Mark Joseph writes characters in a manner that is sharp and memorable. There is very few weak entries here! With just a few sentences he gives you the information you need to see the character building in your imagination.. The action is great, there is no feeling of fluff added and the book moves right along to its shattering climax. To be honest I don't think the book would make a good movie, I can see Hollywood changing the ending due to focus groups or mucking up the story in general.

To Kill the Potemkin is a keeper right next to Run Silent, Run Deep, Hunt for Red October and Pig Boats.
Brialelis
"Potemkin" may not have garnered the praise of "Hunt for Red October", which is unsurprising and yet still a shame. The story - following the crews of two nuclear attack subs (Soviet and American) - isn't quite the epic tome that "Red October" and "Red Storm" were, which explains why it didn't make as big a splash (pun not deliberate). This is also the story's biggest strength - it's a compact story built around the crews of each sub, and much of its energy is spent navigating those confines.

WHAT IT'S ABOUT. In 1968, the Skipjack Class sub Barracuda ships out to the Mediterranean for a routine cruise that will include joint-ops exercises. The stars of our story are Sorenson & Fogerty, the sub's two sonarmen. One of them a grizzled vet of cold-war submarines, the other an up-and-coming sonar analyst who hopes to learn the older man's craft. During an exercise, the two men realize that they have discovered a brand new submarine - a Soviet submarine boasting technologies unknown to the west. The Potemkin is a radical new design for Russia's burgeoning blue-water navy, and its existence must be kept secret at all costs. Thus, a game of cat & mouse breaks out beneath the waves, with 2 nuclear-powered and armed submarines fighting over the right to be the cat.

BUT WE KNOW 1968 TURNED OUT OKAY...SORT OF
Most technothrillers are set no earlier than present day, with most being set at least a few years in advance. "Potemkin" goes its own path, navigating the cold-war waters of 1968. Exploitative writers (many knowing little more about subs than the people who read them) have been milking this era for its stories, but Joseph knows how to get a genuinely thrilling tale from that time. The story is populated with compelling characters - besides Fogerty & Sorenson, we have the other men of the Barracuda - themselves straddling the cold-war political divide. Joseph flavors the atmosphere with cold-war sensibilities (best personified by "plutonium pizza") hinting the destructive power at stake. While other books make the claim, this was a compelling sub story that actually makes you feel as if you're in a sub (most stories spend too much time on dry land, or handling these ships as one would pieces of wood on cardboard sea).

If you were hooked by DC Poyer, "Pursuit of the Bismack" or "Bedford Incident", you'll love "Potemkin". On a side note, if you were disappointed with "Typhoons", Joseph's lackluster follow-up, you should still give this one a try.