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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

Shadow Divers
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    Jun 2004, 400 pages
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    May 2005, 400 pages

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Underwater Adventure: Non-Fiction

Kurson brings considerable journalistic experience to his debut book, which combines the derring-do of a great modern-day adventure story with a 60 year old mystery.  In other words, it's a book that can be enjoyed by a much wider audience than diving buffs (just as 'Into Thin Air' isn't just for climbers).

In 1991 John Chatterton and Rich Kohler, two deep-sea wreck divers, found an unidentified German submarine lying at 230 feet off the coast of New Jersey.  Their seven year task of identifying what they found took them to Germany and Washington and, of course, to the darkest corners of the submarine.  If you want to know exactly what they found, you'll have to read the book - I'm not going to spoil it for you! 

230 feet doesn't sound particularly ...

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