by Josh Dean Wednesday, September 19, 2018
7:00 p.m. in the Barn at Sotterley Plantation
In early 1968, a Soviet ballistic missile submarine went missing in a remote area of the Pacific and despite a furious search, the Soviet Navy was unable to locate it. The United States Navy, however, was able to locate the wreck and decided this was an intelligence haul too great to pass up. The job of salvaging the sub was given to the CIA’s burgeoning Directorate of Science and Technology and thus began Project Azorian, a massive five year covert operation that produced one of the greatest feats of engineering in history. Author Josh Dean will discuss the operation, and the incredible cover story developed by the CIA to disguise it.
Josh Dean is a New York based journalist whose work has appeared in Popular Science, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, GQ, Outside, Fast Company, ESPN the Magazine, and many others. He is a former deputy editor of Men’s Journal and was one of the founding editors of PLAY, the New York Times Sports Magazine. He is the author of THE TAKING OF K-129, the incredible true story of the largest and most audacious covert operation in US history, SHOW DOG: The Charmed Life and Trying Times of a Near-Perfect Purebred, an extremely real and yet still unbelievable trip inside the world of dog shows, and THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE STOPWATCH GANG, about Canada’s infamous and prolific 1970s gang of bank robbers.
This Speaker Series event is FREE to the public.
Due to limited seating, please call 301-373-2280 for reservations.
Thanks to The Boeing Company for supporting the Speaker Series at Sotterley for 11 years running.