One of the most closely guarded secrets of the Cold War involved the building and operation of the U.S. Navy's smallest nuclear-powered submarine, a one-of-a-kind project so hush-hush that the vessel didn't even have a name. Its story will be told in a book just auctioned to Doug Grad at NAL, in a six-figure world-rights deal, by agent Jane Dystel. In Dark Waters: The NR-1, America's Secret Submarine, authors Lee Vyborny and Don Davis will spill the beans about a boat whose very existence was long denied and which has until now been known only to a handful of scientists and navy insiders. It is an adventure story as well, since the little boat went deeper than any previous sub and was extremely vulnerable.
Volume 248 Issue 24 06/11/2001