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

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

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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
Title
Shadow divers
Title remainder
the true adventure of two Americans who risked everything to solve one of the last mysteries of World War II
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Robert Kurson
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Language
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 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 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kurson, Robert
Dewey number
940.54/51
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
VA515.U158
LC item number
K87 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nagle, Bill
  • Chatterton, John
  • U-869 (Submarine)
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Shipwrecks
  • Underwater archaeology
  • Deep diving
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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, Robert Kurson, (electronic resource)
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http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=2369DE9D-F19A-42D5-9A90-BC3D15F22559
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.[337]-344) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 375 p., [24] p. of plates
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588362490
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(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)248643309
Label
Shadow divers : the true adventure of two Americans who risked everything to solve one of the last mysteries of World War II, Robert Kurson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=2369DE9D-F19A-42D5-9A90-BC3D15F22559
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.[337]-344) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 375 p., [24] p. of plates
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588362490
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)248643309

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