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The Resource Shadow divers : the true adventure of two Americans who risked everything to solve one of the last mysteries of World War II, by Robert Kurson

Shadow divers : the true adventure of two Americans who risked everything to solve one of the last mysteries of World War II, by Robert Kurson

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Shadow divers : the true adventure of two Americans who risked everything to solve one of the last mysteries of World War II
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Shadow divers
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the true adventure of two Americans who risked everything to solve one of the last mysteries of World War II
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by Robert Kurson
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eng
Summary
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 mysteryand 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 bonesall 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 sailorsformer enemies of their country. As the mens 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 Kursons 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 oceans 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
Summary
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
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Award
  • Alex Award, 2005.
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Nonfiction, 2005.
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contains biographical information
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154165
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.5451
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  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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the true adventure of two Americans who risked everything to solve one of the last mysteries of World War II
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Shadow divers : the true adventure of two Americans who risked everything to solve one of the last mysteries of World War II, by Robert Kurson
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [337]-344) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
10108743
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 375 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375508585
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003060362
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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  • (OCoLC)ocm52902501
  • (OCoLC)52902501
Label
Shadow divers : the true adventure of two Americans who risked everything to solve one of the last mysteries of World War II, by Robert Kurson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [337]-344) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
10108743
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 375 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375508585
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003060362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm52902501
  • (OCoLC)52902501

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