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Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson

Title Shadow Divers
Author Robert Kurson
Publisher Random House
Release 2004-06-29
Category History
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781588362490
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 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. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robert Kurson's Pirate Hunters.

Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson

Title Shadow Divers
Author Robert Kurson
Publisher Sceptre
Release 2005-06-30
Category Deep diving
Total Pages 375
ISBN 9780340824559
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A gripping true story of one of the last mysteries of World War II: 'comparisons with THE PERFECT STORM are not out of place' The Sunday Times February 1945 - The war is almost over and Britain and America rule the waves. To enlist for a German U-boat is suicidal. But sixty young Nazi soldiers choose to enter the cramped underwater conditions of the U-869 for the most difficult mission of all - to reach and then bomb the coast of America. Several weeks later the boat barely has enough fuel to make it home and radio links with Germany are broken. The commander, Neuerberg, must make a tough decision: to carry on to America and risk death in the pursuit of glory, or to admit defeat and return home. Driven by pride, patriotism and determination, he decides to risk it. June 1991 - A group of deep-sea divers hear about the wreck of a U-boat 260 feet beneath the sea. There are virtually no records of the Nazi submarine, and an on-location investigation is extremely dangerous. But twelve divers decide to take the risk. Over the next six years they eventually piece together an incredible story. In the process three of the divers die, marriages collapse, and history is made. and Richie Kohler pushed its limits. This is a beautifully written, dramatic book about one of the greatest of human traits - the resolve people find in moments of deepest peril.

Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson

Title Shadow Divers
Author Robert Kurson
Publisher Turtleback Books
Release 2005-05-01
Category History
Total Pages 397
ISBN 9781417675968
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Recounts the discovery of a sunken German U-boat by two scuba divers, tracing how they devoted the following years to researching the identities of the submarine and its crew, correcting historical texts and breaking new ground in the world of diving.

Titanic s Last Secrets by Brad Matsen

Title Titanic s Last Secrets
Author Brad Matsen
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2008-10-01
Category Transportation
Total Pages 336
ISBN 044654339X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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After rewriting history with their discovery of a Nazi U-boat off the coast of New Jersey, legendary divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler decided to investigate the great enduring mystery of history's most notorious shipwreck: Why did Titanic sink as quickly as it did? To answer the question, Chatterton and Kohler assemble a team of experts to explore Titanic, study its engineering, and dive to the wreck of its sister ship, Brittanic, where Titanic's last secrets may be revealed. Titanic's Last Secrets is a rollercoaster ride through the shipbuilding history, the transatlantic luxury liner business, and shipwreck forensics. Chatterton and Kohler weave their way through a labyrinth of clues to discover that Titanic was not the strong, heroic ship the world thought she was and that the men who built her covered up her flaws when disaster struck. If Titanic had remained afloat for just two hours longer than she did, more than two thousand people would have lived instead of died, and the myth of the great ship would be one of rescue instead of tragedy. Titanic's Last Secrets is the never-before-told story of the Ship of Dreams, a contemporary adventure that solves a historical mystery.

Shadow Divers Exposed by Gary Gentile

Title Shadow Divers Exposed
Author Gary Gentile
Publisher Chimaera Bookworks
Release 2006-01-01
Category History
Total Pages 379
ISBN 9781883056247
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The U-869 was one of more than 1,200 U-boats that were constructed for the Nazi war machine. It was sunk off the American eastern seaboard by a combination hedgehog and depth-charge attack. There were no survivors to tell the tragic tale. Now, for the first time, the real saga of the U-869 can be told in full. Archival documents have established that the U-boat was sunk by two American destroyer escorts. Seven crewmembers of those aggressive warships have supplemented the official record with their personal recollections. Shadow Divers Exposed works on a multitude of levels. It presents the actual circumstances that surrounded the loss of the U-869. It puts the discovery of the U-869 into perspective with other U-boats that have been found in American waters. It provides an overview of the U-boat war through accounts of other U-boat losses. And it corrects some of the gross errors, wild exaggerations, and deliberate distortions that filled the pages of Shadow Divers. The author interviewed a number of witnesses whose testimony contradicted the theatrical plot and boastful embellishments that formed the essential ingredients of Shadow Divers. Some of these witnesses actually performed the deeds for which the chosen protagonists of Shadow Divers were given credit. These witnesses disputed many of the fictitious elements that ran rampant through the pages of Shadow Divers. By means of forensic analyses of shipwreck collapse, torpedo mechanics, and U-boat survivors' accounts, the present volume explains why the U-869 could not have been sunk by a circular run of its own torpedo - as Shadow Divers had its uninformed readers believe.

Shadow Divers Class Sets by Robert Kurson

Title Shadow Divers Class Sets
Author Robert Kurson
Publisher
Release 2006
Category
Total Pages
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Shadow Divers by 7. Journals

Title Shadow Divers
Author 7. Journals
Publisher
Release 2019-10-03
Category
Total Pages 102
ISBN 9781697432183
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This funny scuba diving logbook is a cool gift for men and women! Surprise your favorite diver with this clear and easy to use dive log book with the info you really need. Maintaining a dive log has many advantages that can enhance your diving experiences and make them more memorable and enjoyable. Features Great size for convenient carrying. Perfect for gift-giving. Interior: Date, Dive n., Country, Location, Comments, Dive Time, Depth, Weight, Suit, Stamp

Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson

Title Shadow Divers
Author Robert Kurson
Publisher
Release 2005-03
Category Deep diving
Total Pages 375
ISBN 9780340896433
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The gripping true story about the discovery in 1991 of a shipwrecked U-Boat off the coast of New Jersey, and the ensuing life-threatening diving operation to solve the mystery of the submarine's identity.

Title Shadow Divers Discussion Group Sets
Author Robert Kurson
Publisher
Release 2006
Category
Total Pages
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Where Divers Dare by Randall Peffer

Title Where Divers Dare
Author Randall Peffer
Publisher Penguin
Release 2016-04-05
Category History
Total Pages 320
ISBN 0698168968
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the tradition of Shadow Divers, this is the gripping true account of the search for German U-boat U-550, the last unfound, diveable wreck of a U-boat off the United States coast, and the battle in which it was sunk. On April 16, 1944, the SS Pan Pennsylvania was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-550 off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts. In return the sub was driven to the surface with depth charges, and then sent to the bottom of the ocean by three destroyer escorts that were guarding the naval convoy. For more than sixty years the location of the U-boat’s wreck eluded divers. In 2012, a team found it—the last undiscovered U-boat in dive-able waters off the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, more than three hundred feet below the surface. This is the story of their twenty-year quest to find this "Holy Grail" of deep-sea diving and their tenacious efforts to dive on this treacherous wreck—and of the stunning clash at sea that sealed its doom and brought the Battle of the Atlantic to America’s doorstep.

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