Found 'K19 - The Widowmaker' (Captain Peter Huchthausen USN Rtd, pub. National Geographic 2002) in the public library - took it home - couldn't put it down - absolutely Class 1 read. Why anyone bothers to read fiction when there is this stuff about I can't think. It closes with a note by the film producer explaining how the written story was adapted to make the fictional film. As it is, this book is based largely on a written account by K19's CO, plus interviews with numerous Russians.It's an interesting study in leadership and courage amongst many other things. Besides the direct story of K19's misadventures there is comprehensive coverage of the Soviet Navy's other disasters, and how they were covered up and lessons ignored. In covering the Cold War technology race at least from the submarine point of view it shows how the US eventually fried the Soviets and their defective social system. Sadly, as we know, sending servicemen out in defective kit, covering up what happened & fudging inquiries etc is not limited to Communists, as the Chinook, Hercules and Nimrod crashes and numerous unnecessary deaths due to inadequate vehicles, duff ammunition and shortage of body armour have shown. Highly recommended.