Se si potesse riassumere la vita di Clive Cussler in un’unica parola, questa sarebbe «avventura». E in questo libro, con Craig Dirgo, racconta una dozzina delle sue entusiasmanti avventure, vissute insieme ai volontari della NUMA (National Underwater and Marine Agency), l’agenzia da lui fondata per soddisfare la propria passione per il recupero dei relitti. Da narratore di classe qual è, Cussler ci fa rivivere ogni particolare di queste vicende al limite dell’incredibile, e soprattutto l’ansia dell’attesa che precede il ritrovamento, le difficoltà tecniche e gli imprevisti sempre in agguato, la gioia per la scoperta e la delusione per l’insuccesso… perché, come afferma, i relitti non si trovano mai dove si crede che siano: essi «sono là fuori e ci chiamano, con un sussurro».
- ISBN: 8850244010
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 430
"In light of... a growing lack of interest in our history by the younger people of our nation..." Cussler writes. Ugh. And how about this humdinger of awfulness: "... our crew made jokes about the local girls, especially those over the age of 25, who they swore took ugly pills..." Yep, somebody took Leggi tutto
I enjoyed reading the narratives of each ships' sinking. However, the rest of the book is a vehicle for the author to talk about himself. After the umpteenth discussion of how wonderful he is, how everyone always takes credit for his work, and how no one else understands him..well, it got pretty old Leggi tutto
I have never read any of Clive Cussler’s books before, but I might start reading them now. I liked the way he gave a short narrative chapter about what life could have been like aboard the ships in the short time before they sank. I also appreciate the fact that he doesn’t loot the ships he finds. A Leggi tutto
Some excerpts from the actual files of NUMA. Yes, Cussler actually made the National Underwater and Marine Agency a reality. It is a non-profit organization that searches for actual historic shipwrecks originally using his book royalties. Over the years, as his books have become more popular, those
I marked this one as completed, but truthfully, I tired of it. I thoroughly enjoyed the sections describing Cussler's search for these ships, the difficulties that he encountered, and his procedures. However, I was a bit put off by the dramatizations he offered of the actual shipwrecks described. Did Leggi tutto
Two significant things wrong with this book: the made up details of long past events the author has no possibility of knowing and the attitude of the author that borders on arrogance. There is no need to dramatize already dramatic events by adding details the author could not possibly know. Let the
It's a collection of fascinating, very atmospheric stories in which, usually, unexpected shit happens to crews manning various vehicles. There's introductory, background story first, which, in many cases, are as good and dramatic as Titanic, and then sir Clive's attempt at recovering the said vehicl Leggi tutto
Couldn't finish it. Several stories were included in the book. First one pretty good, but the next couple were a bit dry & too self promoting (non-fiction).
I really liked the story about the Republic of Texas ship getting money from the Mexican town.
I loved the Sea Hunters TV show and this is more of the same. Learning bits of nautical real history is very rewarding for me and this book has many such tales. Early submarines, iron clad monitors, paddle wheelers and more are in this book. The historical fiction part of each story brings events to Leggi tutto
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