12 real life adventures from the casebook of NUMA, the National Underwater Marine Agency. 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 hundred on board, to a watery grave, on Christmas eve...Clive Cussler ...
12 real life adventures from the casebook of NUMA, the National Underwater Marine Agency. 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 hundred on board, to a watery grave, on Christmas eve...Clive Cussler and his crack team of NUMA (National Underwater Marine Agency, a nonprofit organization that searches for historic shipwrecks) volunteers have found the remains of these and other tragic wrecks. Here, for the first time, are the dramatic, true accounts of the twelve most remarkable underwater discoveries made by Cussler and his team. As suspenseful and satisfying as the best of his Dirk Pitt novels, The Sea Hunters is a unique story of true commitment and courage. Other authors just write about it. Cussler does it for real.
Publishers Weekly, 1997-07-07 The novelist recounts his 12 most remarkable underwater shipwreck discoveries. (Aug.)
Publishers Weekly, 1996-08-26 Bestselling novelist Cussler (Shock Wave) and Dirgo are both members of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, a group financed principally by the income from Cussler's books and dedicated to finding famous marine wrecks. Not treasure hunters, they merely hope to locate the corpses of lost ships and give the artifacts they recover to museums and historical societies. In this absorbing, fast-paced collection, they chronicle searches for such ships as the Lexington, lost in Long Island Sound in 1840; the Zavala, a ship of the Republic of Texas Navy that ran aground in the Galveston Ship Channel in 1842 and is now under a parking lot; several vessels from the Civil War era, including the Hunley, the first submarine to sink a warship, and her victim, the Housatonic; and the L?opoldville, a troop transport torpedoed by a German U-boat in 1944 with the loss of 800 GIs, a disaster the U.S., Britain and Belgium all tried to cover up. The authors begin each chapter with a "slightly dramatized" account of the actual shipwreck. More convincing are Cussler's first-person reminiscences of searches and salvages. The text is supplemented by well-drawn maps. 400,000 first printing. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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