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Anderson, who died in 2007, and Keith (Final Bearing) collaborate on this first-rate account of the USS Nautilus-the world's first nuclear submarine, which Anderson commanded-and its "historic transpolar crossing" in 1958. Anderson took command of the Nautilus in 1957 at the height of the Cold War. Within months, the Soviets launched Sputnik I and shook Americans' confidence in their technological edge. Eager to demonstrate U.S. prowess, the Eisenhower administration approved a dramatic expedition to the North Pole beneath the permanent ice pack that blankets the Arctic Ocean. After turning back once, the Nautilus began its 2,000-mile journey across "mostly uncharted waters" in July 1958. The success of Operation Sunshine II captured the world's attention and "significantly boosted the sagging spirits of Americans." Anderson first told the story of the Nautilus' s mission in the 1959 Nautilus 90 North, but this version incorporates new, recently declassified information and is likely the most definitive and entertaining firsthand account we'll get. Fans of naval history in particular will enjoy this inspirational adventure story. Photos. (July)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.