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Publisher's Summary

From the authors of the number-one best-selling The Sea Hunters comes more unforgettable true adventures with famous shipwrecks.
©2003 Clive Cussler (P)2003 Penguin
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Critic Reviews

"In this fast-paced narrative that doesn't tinker with the earlier Sea Hunters' successful formula, Cussler and his teams search for 300 years' worth of wrecks as varied as La Salle's 17th-century flagship, a dirigible lost in a storm off the New Jersey coast in 1933 and the famous PT-109. Cussler traveled along the coast of Texas, up the Mississippi River and to the jungles of the South Pacific in search of historically important wrecks of all sorts. Cussler first provides the historical background for each tragedy (sometimes inventing dialogue when there are no survivors to interview), then dives into his own adventures." ( Publishers Weekly)
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By Byron on 09-25-12

Great searches for sunken ships of history!

I decided to read this book while looking for some adventurous reads to share with my teen grandsons, and to my great surprise, I loved everything about the book! Definitely sharing with all three grandsons!

This book is a great blend of historical fiction , telling about various real sea vessels and sea airplanes that ended their lives in crashes. NUMA is an organization that is mostly funded by adventure author, Clive Clussler. It's mission is to find and salvage these sea vessels for history.

Two of the most famous vessels written about were Kennedy's PT 109, and the Carpathia, the ship first on the scene after the Titanic sank. All the stories were fascinating, and the many expaditions to find and authenticate the wreckages were even more fascinating. I'd recommend this book for everyone who likes adventure and history!

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By Rjs194943 on 02-14-18

A wonderful insight into Clive Cussler.

This book gives us a peek into the man that writes the stories that we love read. He shares his love of the sea and the secrets there with in. This book makes me want to give up suburbia, grab my sandals and sign on with NUMA.

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