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Shadow Divers

Shadow Divers

  • Title: Shadow Divers
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  • ISBN : 9780965925075
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 335 pages


In the tradition of Jon Krakauer s Into Thin Air comes a true tale of riveting adventure in which two weekend scuba divers risk everything to solve a great historical mystery and make history themselves.In the tradition of Jon Krakauer s Into Thin Air and Sebastian Junger s The Perfect Storm comes a true tale of riveting adventure in which two weekend scuba divers risk e In the tradition of Jon Krakauer s Into Thin Air comes a true tale of riveting adventure in which two weekend scuba divers risk everything to solve a great historical mystery and make history themselves.In the tradition of Jon Krakauer s Into Thin Air and Sebastian Junger s The Perfect Storm comes a true tale of riveting adventure in which two weekend scuba divers risk everything to solve a great historical mystery and make history themselves.For John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, deep wreck diving was than a sport Testing themselves against treacherous currents, braving depths that induced hallucinatory effects, navigating through wreckage as perilous as a minefield, they pushed themselves to their limits and beyond, brushing against death than once in the rusting hulks of sunken ships.But in the fall of 1991, not even these courageous divers were prepared for what they found 230 feet below the surface, in the frigid Atlantic waters sixty miles off the coast of New Jersey a World War II German U boat, its ruined interior a macabre wasteland of twisted metal, tangled wires, and human bones all buried under decades of accumulated sediment.No identifying marks were visible on the submarine or the few artifacts brought to the surface No historian, expert, or government had a clue as to which U boat the men had found In fact, the official records all agreed that there simply could not be a sunken U boat and crew at that location.Over the next six years, an elite team of divers embarked on a quest to solve the mystery Some of them would not live to see its end Chatterton and Kohler, at first bitter rivals, would be drawn into a friendship that deepened to an almost mystical sense of brotherhood with each other and with the drowned U boat sailors former enemies of their country As the men s marriages frayed under the pressure of a shared obsession, their dives grew daring, and each realized that he was hunting than the identities of a lost U boat and its nameless crew.Author Robert Kurson s account of this quest is at once thrilling and emotionally complex, and it is written with a vivid sense of what divers actually experience when they meet the dangers of the ocean s underworld The story of Shadow Divers often seems too amazing to be true, but it all happened, two hundred thirty feet down, in the deep blue sea


Author Robert Kurson

Robert Kurson is an American author, best known for his bestselling book, Shadow Divers, the true story of two Americans who discover a sunken World War II German U boat and for Crashing Through, the story of an entrepreneur who regains his eyesight after a lifetime of blindness.Kurson began his career as an attorney, graduating from Harvard Law School and practicing real estate law His profe




Shadow Divers Reviews (31)

  • As a kid one of my favorite television shows was Jacques Cousteau s Undersea Kingdom I was enthralled with the idea of scuba divers swimming with dolphins and looking for sunken treasures and video taping their findings for the world to see While Cousteau s weekly program showed coral reefs and shal [..]

  • Things that don t interest me military history WWII submarines other ocean going vessels maritime terminology scuba divingOddly enough, these are what this book is about and whenever real life forced me to set it down and walk away for awhile, I spent an absurd amount of time thinking about it and f [..]

  • Holy moly I didn t think that this book would be as amazing as it was I had thought it d be a rather dry telling of an awesome discovery, but it was so much than that.Mr Kurson was able to tell John Chatterton and Richie Kohler s stories so that it read just like that, a story His tone was honest a [..]

  • Akin to Shadow Divers, I know what it s like to have a deep shrouded mystery gnawing at you, where the answer is out there, somewhere, but finding the answer is like looking for a needle in a haystack I was adopted as an infant, and spent my entire adult life sifting through murky waters, so to spea [..]

  • Well, I ve done some calculations, and it turns out that there are precisely one bagillion ways to die while deep water diving As I m neither Boyle, nor Dalton nor Henry I won t be going into grave as in watery grave detail vis vis the laws of physics that make humans so ill equipped to brave the pe [..]

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