Josh Dean
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Josh Dean

Josh Dean is a New York based journalist whose work has appeared in Popular Science, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, GQ, Men's Journal, Rolling Stone, Inc., Fast Company, ESPN the Magazine, and many others, covering subjects as diverse as pee wee go-kart racing, snowboarding in Iran, the byzantine world of small production watchmakers, and a start-up nuclear fission company. He is a former deputy editor of Men's Journal and was one of the founding editors of PLAY, the New York Times Sports Magazine, where he had the great fortune to work with David Foster Wallace on the late writer's classic Roger Federer profile/essay. Josh is almost certainly the first person in history to play in both the WEPA Elephant Polo World Championships and the Quidditch World Cup. (Sadly, his teams won neither.) He is the author of THE TAKING OF K-129, the incredible true story of the largest and most bananas covert operation in US history, SHOW DOG: The Charmed Life and Trying Times of a Near-Perfect Purebred, an extremely real and yet still unbelievable trip inside the world of dog shows, and THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE STOPWATCH GANG, about Canada's infamous and prolific 1970s gang of bank robbers. He lives in Brooklyn (and sometimes in the Catskills) with his wife and two sons.

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    • The Taking of K-129

    • How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History
    • By: Josh Dean
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
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    In the early hours of February 25, 1968, a Russian submarine armed with three nuclear ballistic missiles set sail from its base in Siberia on a routine combat patrol to Hawaii. Then it vanished....

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    • How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History
    • By: Josh Dean
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 09-05-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 586 ratings

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    • The Life and Times of the Stopwatch Gang

    • By: Josh Dean
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    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
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    They were in and out in less than two minutes - that's how they got away with millions. And for the duration of their reign, no bank robbers were more feared....

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    • quick and interesting listen

    • By Jay V on 11-24-17

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