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Verb Presents Welcomes Josh Dean, Author of The Taking of K-129, The Most Daring Covert Operation in US History
Verb™ Presents Speaker Series welcomes Josh Dean, author of The Taking of K-129: The Incredible True Story of How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Nuclear-Armed Russian Submarine and Attempt the Most Daring Covert Operation in US History. For the small cadre of those privileged with the "need to know," the endeavor was referred to as "Project Azorian."
In 1968, the USSR lost the K-129, a Golf II class, nuclear-armed submarine, and its crew of 83 souls. The vessel lay more than three miles deep on the ocean floor. Josh Dean's book unveils in masterful detail how the CIA planned and conducted its ambitious mission to retrieve the submarine, its nuclear missiles and code books in plain sight. The Wall Street Journal praises Dean's book as "an absorbing, suspenseful chronicle of a remarkable cold war episode."
Josh Dean is a journalist, author, and the co-founder of the podcast production company, Campside Media, makers of such acclaimed hit podcasts. Over a long career as a narrative journalist, Josh has written dozens of magazine features, for numerous magazines, New York, Outside, Popular Science, and Bloomberg Businessweek. He has also co-created and hosted three chart-topping podcasts (The Clearing, Chameleon: Hollywood Con Queen, and Hooked), executive produced the hit Netflix docuseries Crime Scene: Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel, and written two books, Show Dog, and The Taking of K-129. His next book, currently underway, is The Impossible Factory, about the legendary aerospace designer Kelly Johnson and his Lockheed Skunk Works.
Silicon Private Wealth is a Registered Investment Advisor with principals, portfolio managers and team members actively involved with philanthropic causes. Peter Coe Verbica and his family's roots are multi-generational in the Bay Area, including their link to landmark Henry Coe State Park. He is a Certified Financial Planner® and hosts the popular Verb™ Presents Speaker Series, which covers highly relevant topics, including, tax policy, business exodus from California, U.S. manufacturing, civility, geopolitical risk, and cyber security.
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