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[KINDLE] ✽ Shadow Divers ❁ Robert Kurson – Pikavippi-ilman-luottotietoja.us

Shadow Divers In The Tradition Of Jon Krakauer S Into Thin Air 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.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 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 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 Daring, And Each Realized That He Was Hunting 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.

[KINDLE] ✽ Shadow Divers  ❁ Robert Kurson – Pikavippi-ilman-luottotietoja.us
  • Hardcover
  • 335 pages
  • Shadow Divers
  • Robert Kurson
  • English
  • 13 July 2017
  • 0965925072

    10 thoughts on “[KINDLE] ✽ Shadow Divers ❁ Robert Kurson – Pikavippi-ilman-luottotietoja.us


  1. says:

    As a kid one of my favorite television shows was Jacques Cousteau s Undersea Kingdom I was enthralled with the idea of scuba divers swimming with dolphins and looking for sunken treasures and video taping their findings for the world to see While Cousteau s weekly program showed coral reefs and shallow water scuba diving that many tourists engage in, he on occasion aired a program about deep sea divers searching for the sea s mysteries When the nonfiction book club on goodreads selected Shado As a kid one of my favorite television shows was Jacques Cousteau s Undersea Kingdom I was enthralled with the idea of scuba divers swimming with dolphins and looking for sunken treasures and video taping their findings for the world to see While Cousteau s weekly program showed coral reefs and shallow water scuba diving that many tourists engage in, he on occasion aired a program about deep sea divers searching for the sea s mysteries When the nonfiction book club on goodreads selected Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson as one of the group s monthly reads, I had my curiosity piqued ...


  2. says:

    Things that don t interest me military history WWII submarines other ocean going vessels maritime terminology scuba divingOddly enough, these are what this book is about and whenever real life forced me to set it down and walk away for awhile, I spent an absurd amount of time thinking about it and frantically wondering, what next Tell meI need to knowI think that means Robert Kurson might be a brilliant writer.My husband is a U.S Navy submarine veteran and belongs to a Things that don t interest me military history WWII submarines other ocean going vessels maritime terminology scuba divingOddly enough, these are what this book is about and whenever real life forced me to set it down and walk away for awhile, I spent an absurd amount of time thinking about it and frantically wondering, what next Tell meI need to knowI think that means Robe...


  3. says:

    Holy moly I didn t think that this book would be as amazing as it was I had thought it d be a rather dry telling of an awesome discovery, but it was so muchthan that.Mr Kurson was able to tell John Chatterton and Richie Kohler s stories so that it read just like that, a story His tone was honest and even, his research was obvious There were points where I had to remind myself that this wasn t fiction.I truly appreciated the history that Mr Kurson injected into this entire book Not o Holy moly I didn t think that this book would be as amazing as it was I had thought it d be a rather dry telling of an awesome discovery, but it was so muchthan that.Mr Kurson was able to tell John Chatterton and Richie Kohler s stories so that it...


  4. says:

    Well, I ve done some calculations, and it turns out that there are precisely one bagillion ways to die while deep water diving As I m neither Boyle, nor Dalton nor Henry I won t be going into grave as in watery grave detail vis vis the laws of physics that make humans so ill equipped to brave the pelagic depths of the sea Things like nitrogen narcosis can impair even a master diver s decision making skills, and those decisions can often be fatal Wreck diving, the subject of this riveti Well, I ve done some calculations, and it turns out that there are precisely one bagillion ways to die while deep water diving As I m neither Boyle, nor Dalton nor Henry I won t be going into grave as in watery grave detail vis vis the laws of physics that make humans so ill equipped to brave the pelagic depths of the sea Things like nitrogen narcosis can impair even a master diver s decision making skills, and those decisions can often be fatal Wreck diving, the subject of this riveting read, adds a bevy of other hazards to the diving danger ...


  5. says:

    Akin to Shadow Divers, I know what it s like to have a deep shrouded mystery gnawing at you, where the answer is out there, somewhere, but finding the answer is like looking for a needle in a haystack I was adopted as an infant, and spent my entire adult life sifting through murky waters, so to speak, for clues No joy Zero, zip, zilch But joy of joys, just last week through an act of faith after years of searching, I found my birth siblings and my father And I love each and every one of Akin to Shadow Divers, I know what it s like to have a deep shrouded mystery gnawing at you, where the answer is out there, somewhere, but finding the answer is like looking for a needle in a haystack I was adopted as an infant, and spent my entire adult life sifting through murky waters, so to speak, for clues No joy Zero, zip, zilch But joy of joys, just last week through an act of faith after years of searching, I found my birth siblings and my father And I love each and every one of them Such a blessing Needless to say, then, I m a bit behind on my reading and reviewin...


  6. says:

    This is an action packed adventure story An adrenalin thrill Make sure that is what you want before you start It is also a non fiction book about the discovery of an unidentified submarine where none was said to exist Which submarine was it Who were the men that discovered it What was done to discover its provenance and how it came to be there Who were the dead men on that U boat That is the theme of this book It can be tackled i...


  7. says:

    When I was around ten years old my dad handed me this book Looking back on it, I m not too sure why he did so This is what I remember I heard the word motherfucker for the first time, and reflected that it s one hell of a curse word I became engrossed in the truth and real journalism in this novel it made me realize the mysteries of the world and the great depths of the sea Mostly, though, I remember loving the men and their devotion to this wreck I remember them perservering through it When I was around ten years old my dad handed me this book Looking back on it, I m not too sure why he did so Thi...


  8. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Just as on the Titanic, it is U 869 s ghosts that do not let her sleep, crying out of the depths for their story to be told 2 amateur shadow divers moved beyond reason, spent 6 years of their lives in study, research, planning, travel, and dangerous deep sea diving risking death countless times, three men did in fact die while diving the wreck to uncover the identity of a lost WW2 submarine discovered in 1991 on the floor of the Atlantic just off the coast of New Jersey It is a flawlessly Just as on the Titanic, it is U 869 s ghosts that do not let her sleep, crying out of the depths for their story to be...


  9. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Shadow Divers is a quest story, and, as those often are, a story of obsession It chronicles the discovery of a sunken U boat off New Jersey by a group of die hard wreck divers and their six year campaign to identify that relic.In 1991, when Bill Nagle and his small band of fanatics first ran across the sub in question eventually identified as U 869, sunk in 1945 , what we now call technical diving was in its gestational period The equipment hadn t progressed much past what Jacques Cousteau Shadow Divers is a quest story, and, as those often are, a story of obsession It chronicles the discovery of a sunken U boat off New Jersey by a group of die hard wreck divers and their...


  10. says:

    Liked it, gave it four stars.The best part, the many and detailed descriptions of searching the u boat The hazards, the danger, the insistence of certain divers to keep going back and back again, and yes, back again.Why I took off one star, I didn t like the main characters Perhaps I know too many people like this, driven to such exacting precision and perfection they become almost stereotypes of themselves Or it could be the way the author chose to represent them I wanted to say to the aut Liked it, gave it four stars.The best part, the many and detailed descriptions of searching the u boat The hazards, the danger, the insistence of certain divers to keep going back and back again, and yes, back again.Why I took off one star, I didn t like the main characters Perhaps I know too many people like this, driven to such exacting precision and perfection they become almost stereotypes of themselves Or it could be the way the author chose to represent them I wanted to say to the ...

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