The acclaimed and harrowing bestseller that tells the true story of the fate of Russia's most powerful submarine, the Kursk - and soon to be a major motion picture, starring Colin Firth.
Robert Moore is an award-winning television reporter. He was ITN's Moscow correspondent during the collapse of the Soviet Union, during which he reported throughout Russia, the Baltics and the Caucasus. As ITN's Diplomatic and Foreign Affairs Editor he covered multiple wars in Chechnya, the Balkans, Africa and the Middle East. He is currently the Washington Correspondent for ITV News. Kursk, first published as A Time to Die, was an acclaimed international bestseller in the UK and overseas and has now been translated into a dozen languages. Colin Firth called it the most compelling story of men and adversity since Michael Herr's Dispatches.
It takes you through each nail biting moment, willing it to turn
out differently. Heartbreaking, humane and, at times, all too
vivid. I've rarely read such a gripping work of non fiction. --
The Kursk was once the pride of the Russian navy and a symbol of state power . . . her story, harrowingly detailed . . . stands as a testament to the bravery and loyalty of men to a nation that failed them -- Martin Robson * THE TIMES *
Gripping . . . a moving tragedy redeemed by acts of extraordinary courage . . . has the plot, the tension and the excitement of a film -- Orlando Figes * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH *