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Two weekend scuba divers risk everything to solve a great historical mystery surrounding the wreckage of a World War II German U-boat off the coast ...Show synopsisTwo weekend scuba divers risk everything to solve a great historical mystery surrounding the wreckage of a World War II German U-boat off the coast of New Jersey, its ruined interior a macabre wasteland of twisted metal, tangled wires, and human bones. High school & older.Hide synopsis
Description:Fine in Fine jacket. Collectible. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. xi, 375...Fine in Fine jacket. Collectible. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. xi, 375 pp.,  pp. of plates, illus. (some col. ), bib. notes, index; 24 cm. Tight, clean copy. Stated "First Edition." Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. "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 more 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 more 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 more daring, and each realized that he was hunting more 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. / ROBERT KURSON earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, then a law degree from Harvard Law School. After working as a features reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago magazine, he moved to Esquire as as a contributing editor. His award-winning stories have also appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications. He lives in the Chicago suburbs."-Publisher.
Description:Fine in Fine dust jacket. 0375508589. Book and DJ are Fine, A...Fine in Fine dust jacket. 0375508589. Book and DJ are Fine, A few corner pages were folded over. Signed by author on title page. Laurie 17, ; 9.10 X 6.10 X 1.40 inches; 400 pages; Signed by Author.
Description:Fine Very Good jacket. Signed. First Edition. Signed and...Fine Very Good jacket. Signed. First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page: To Bob, All best, Robert Kurson. No other markings in book. Lightly read. DJ with shelf wear to edges. From the DJ flap: Book is a true tale of riveting adventure in which 2 weekend scuba divers risk everything to solve a great historical mystery---and make history themselves.
Description:Like New in Like New jacket. 2004 Stated First Edition, w/full...Like New in Like New jacket. 2004 Stated First Edition, w/full number line. Hardcover w/l.n. dust jacket. As new, mint condition. From The Civil War Book Shop-As close as your computer; as dependable as old Abe.
Description:Fine; Collectible. SIGNED by author; stated First Edition with...Fine; Collectible. SIGNED by author; stated First Edition with full number line; hardcover + fine dust jacket, well bound, straight spine and edges; same day shipping.
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. Signed by Author Dust jacket...Very Good in Very Good jacket. Signed by Author Dust jacket comes shipped in removable archival mylar sleeve. A nice copy signed by the author.
Description:New in fine dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 400 p....New in fine dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 400 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. THIS BOOK IS IN A FINE CONDITION. THE DUSTJACKET IS IN A FINE CONDITION AND A MYLAR PROTECTOR. IT IS A FIRST EDITION/ FIRST PRINTING WITH NUMBER LINE; THE SPINE IS TIGHT AND THE PAGES ARE CLEAN AND CRISP WITH SHARP CORNERS; THERE ARE NO REMAINDER MARKS; THE PRICE IS UNCLIPPED; NOT AN EX-LIBRARY BOOK; NOT A BCE; WE SHIP THE SAME DAY. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
Description:Like New. 2005 First Edition, w/full number line. Paperback....Like New. 2005 First Edition, w/full number line. Paperback. From The Civil War Book Shop-As close as your computer; as dependable as old Abe.
I think the writer,Kurson, helps us get a good feel for the people involved and the dangerous sport/business of deep sea wreck diving. The main characters, Bill Nagle, John Chatterton and Mark Kohler, come off the page as real people. My only beef is that there seems to be a little more sympathy ...
I first picked this up a few weeks after it came out and was hooked right from the start. Gives great incite to the world of wreck diving and the prizes and dangers that go hand in hand with the sport. Also gives great history back ground and just how bad some people will go to know the truth to some ...
I am a scuba diver and professional investment manager. A colleague gave me the book. A great adventure story, history told from a personal perspective, and what real men are willing to die for. I read it and bought 15 more and sent them to clients, they all thought that it was great.
This is great story about divers who wanted to discover the name of the mistry uboot wreck. I am a diver, so I absorb such books in one night, but I think that it is very interesting for non-divers too. Although I knew this story, this book was full of tension for me, and I felt emotions of characteres ...
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