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Paperback Sea Hunters: True Adventures with Famous Shipwrecks Book

ISBN: 0671516698

ISBN13: 9780671516697

Sea Hunters: True Adventures with Famous Shipwrecks

(Book #1 in the The Sea Hunters Series)

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This description may be from another edition of this product. A steamboat goes up in flames . . . and down to the bottom of the sea. A locomotive plunges into a creek . . . and vanishes into mystery. A German U-boat sends an American troop transport, and eight...

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Hunley's Hero

Clive Cussler deserves everyone's thanks for not only finding the Hunley but taking the steps necessary to insure that it would be protected from salvagers, responsibly recovered and carefully preserved. Cussler and his band of NUMA divers are living the dreams of every recreational wreck diver (including me), and doing so in a way that both increases public knowledge of these historical artifacts and increases the likelihood that they will be preserved. The book itself is a fascinating series of stories about some of NUMA's most notable shipwreck projects, including the stories of the ships, the circumstances surrounding their sinkings, and NUMA's search for and discovery of the ships. All of this is told with Cussler's considerable talents for adventure writing. A fascinating and impossible-to-put-down book!!

I Wanna Go...I Wanna Go !

Not the usual Pitt novel, but a true life telling of Mr. Cusslers' attempts to find historys' lost pages. Several of the tales are engrossing and tense, but the one involving the altercation with the French Navy is a tickle, believe me. I was especially thrilled when Cusslers' name came up on news reports regarding the Hunley ( the search is recounted here ) and he was given the credit due him and his team. I once told my son that the best stories are true and this book proves my point. I'd sell my Mother to an Albanian circus for one NUMA trip !

Cussler should write our childrens history books!

To Mr. Cussler...thanks for bringing history alive! This is a wonderful example of how history could be brought to life in the classroom. It is very clear which data is fact and which is fiction (or opinion) yet brings a dimension to history rarely found that captures a persons attention. Thanks for a book well written.


Back in 1997, I sent the following to Clive Cussler (to which he responded). It pretty well expresses my feelings about this marvelous book.Having just read and enjoyed your book, The Sea Hunters, I just wanted to drop you a note. Your search and salvage exploits have been amazing!! The book presented numerous situations and scenarios that were unknown to me. Sections of your book should be used by teachers to make the study of history more interesting. Although some people may criticize your fictional accounts of the incidents presented in your book, the writing is certainly vivid and brings to life a somewhat tedious and dull subject. My only criticism of your book is that it did not include a bibliography, although you do mention a few references throughout the text. I guess I'll just have to go to my local library and start looking for appropriate books on subjects of interest.I've read all of the Dirk Pitt® exploits, but they certainly don't compare to some of your non-fictional adventures. Dirk's are becoming a bit "over the edge." But who cares. A well-crafted story is what the reading public wants. Dirk Pitt - What a great name for an adventure hero!! James Bond sounds like a sissy name compared to the one you've created.

This is the life story of all the Cussler Characters!

Before purchasing the above mentioned book I read some of the customer reviews. Most were dissapointed in that they thought this was another Dirk Pitt mystery. Some people never understood what they were reading. I am a Clive Cussler fan, and have been since day one. I have read all thirteen books at least twice, and have been facinated by his tales. My personal favorites are "Vixon-03, and Treasure." I am a writer, not an author, but a writer. I have learned the importance of cliff-hanging your readers. I seldom put a Cussler book down until I have finished it. However, getting back to "The Sea Hunters." If the reader would only look at what they are reading they will meet every standard character ever written in a Cussler/Pitt novel. They are there in real life, and the adventures of each book are present in what Cussler is accomplishing. It is evident they cannot see past the word on the page. My humble suggestion to them is to please look at the book as one of the best action novels of non-fiction Cussler has penned. If I am lucky enough to be published someday, I would like to keep the same thought taught to me by Cussler, and repeated by him in the book. "You can never do enough research." (C Cussler) Read the book and please with an open mind understand: 1 - you first do it because it's there, 2 - It always makes a good story afterward, 3 - you can never do enough research! Somday I hope these ideals will turn me from a writer into an author. Thank you for you time.
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