Shadow Divers

Shadow Divers

The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II

Book - 2004 | 1st ed
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Publisher: New York : Random House, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375508585
0375508589
Branch Call Number: 940.5451 KURSON
Characteristics: xi, 375 p., [24] p. of plates : ill (some col.) ; 24 cm

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blazers77
Oct 18, 2019

The gripping story of the discovery of a German U Boat by recreational deep water "wreck divers" off the coast of New Jersey. It is not just the story of the discovery of an amazing piece of maritime history. It is the discovery of how diving helps these adventurers discover themselves and what they value most in their lives: values that go far beyond the treasure of the wreck. A story of tragedy and triumph, of people who risk it all to have a unique experience exploring another world. Very well researched, very informational, quite inspirational.

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zipread
Aug 27, 2016

What a gripping story! This book can't be put down. Not only is the tale of the discovery and exploration of the U-boat engaging in the extreme but so is the quest to identify the lost vessel. The dive sequences are breathtaking. In addition to having researched the vessel extensively, the divers and the author bring an extra human dimension when they relate stories of the German submarines who went down with their boat. History and adventure are knit together in this well written book.

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Bookfreak226
Feb 05, 2014

this book is riveting! I love how theres some conflict inside the characters

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johnmeyer
Jan 02, 2014

Great story, especially if you have any experience in diving, and a love for history. I couldn't wait to get back to reading it. Truly scary at times. It has it all with great adventure, mystery, tragedy, heartbreak, excitement, etc.. and it is all true! Get this book.

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lizholland
Sep 16, 2013

Riveting! Totally absorbed me. Highly recommended for anyone who likes a real life mystery.

Agent13 May 27, 2012

This is a perfect summer book. I dare you not to stare into the ocean, and points beyond, while reading this book at the beach. This book asks the question: Is there a wreckage of a WWII German U-boat off the New Jersey coast? The author answers this question through a mixture of history, mystery, drama and, finally, vindication. A very good read that is hard to put down.

thewordsmith1 Jul 30, 2011

This book had me hooked! There is a little swearing, but it sure makes you want to know where that random submarine came from, and what's inside! It's a great real-life mystery!

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KatherineRussell
Sep 21, 2010

This is an amazing true story. The divers are passionate and often mad in their quest to identify the historical submarines.

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Bookfreak226
Feb 05, 2014

Bookfreak226 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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