AUBURN – Best-selling author Jerome Preisler will be at the Auburn Public Library at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, to discuss his recent book, “All Hands Down: The True Story of the Soviet Attack on the USS Scorpion,” and the controversy it reveals.

In May 1968, a U.S. nuclear submarine, the USS Scorpion, was sunk near the Azores archipelago, resulting in the loss of all 99 hands on board. It was one of the worst catastrophes in U.S. naval history. The Navy has long attributed the disaster to an accident, but in “All Hands Down” Kenneth Sewell and Preisler tell a different story, based on interviews with sources in U.S. and Soviet naval forces and the American intelligence community.

A native New Yorker now dividing his time between Brooklyn and the Maine coast, Preisler has written nearly 30 books of fiction and nonfiction, including ghost writing the No. 1 New York Times best-selling Tom Clancy’s “Power Plays” series. “Power Plays” has been published in multiple languages and has sold millions of copies in the United States and overseas.

For more information on “All Hands Down” and the book talk, call the library at 333-6640. The author’s Web site is

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