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Oct. 14, 2021, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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Author Talk: Alfred Scott McLaren, "Emergency Deep: Cold War Missions of a Submarine Commander"

Presented by Captain Alfred Scott McLaren

Oct. 14, 2021, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

640 Orange Ave, Coronado CA 92118


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It took quick thinking and skillful maneuvering to lead a submarine on dangerous undersea voyages at the height of the Cold War. Join the Coronado Public Library and Bay Books as they present an evening with author Captain Alfred Scott McLaren on Thursday, October 14 at 7p.m. McLaren will share excerpts and commentary from his book Emergency Deep: Cold War Missions of a Submarine Commander.

Emergency Deep conveys the entire spectrum of McLaren’s experiences commanding the USS Queenfish, mainly in the waters of the Russian Far East and also off Vietnam. McLarent offers a riveting and deeply human story that illuminates the intensity and pressures of commanding a nuclear attack submarine in some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable. A recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal and two Legions of Merit, president emeritus of the Explorers Club, former senior pilot of the SAS Super Aviator submersible, and president emeritus of the American Polar Society, McLaren is a distinguished speaker and expert in his field.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase thanks to Bay Books Coronado. This event is free to attend. Register at to reserve your seat for this event. Registration is encouraged but not required. This event will be recorded and available for on demand viewing on the Library’s Facebook and YouTube pages following the presentation.