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When she first went to sea in April of 1961, the nuclear submarine U.S.S. Thresher was the most advanced submarine at sea, built specifically to hunt and kill Soviet subs. In The Death of the USS Thresher, renowned naval and intelligence consultant Norman Polmar recounts the dramatic circumstances surrounding her mysterious implosion, which killed all 129 men on board, in history's first loss of a nuclear submarine.
Norman Polmar has been a consultant to senior officials of the U.S. Navy and Department of Defense, and has directed studies for U.S. and foreign aerospace and shipbuilding firms. He was a member of the Secretary of the Navy's Research Advisory Committee (NRAC) and the steering group for the Secretary's analysis of the Falklands War. For four years-as an employee of the Northrop Corporation-he worked for the Navy's Deep Submergence Systems Project (DSSP), which developed advanced escape and rescue systems in the wake of the Thresher disaster. He is the author of more than thirty books on naval, aviation, and intelligence projects. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.