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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 ebook

by Campbell Scott,Robert Kurson


The task of identifying it leads them to Germany, Washington, . and the darkest corners of the submarine itself. Once underwater, Kurson's adrenalized prose sweeps you along in a tale of average-guy adventure.

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Two recreational scuba divers had recently discovered a World War II German U-boat off the New Jersey coast. The fifty-six-man crew was still aboard. The book is rooted in hundreds of hours of interviews with Chatterton and Kohler, plus countless more hours with divers, historians, experts, relatives, and other witnesses to the events described herein. The rumble of the Seeker’s diesels was comfort to these divers, who never slept quite as well at home as they did on these thin, stained blue pads that delivered them to where they belonged. In the wheelhouse, Nagle and Chatterton took turns steering.

Includes bibliographical references (. 344) and index. 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 mysteryand. 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 mysteryand make history themselves. For John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, deep wreck diving was more 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 more than once.

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In Shadow Divers, Robert Kurson does a masterful job of taking us there with them. The movie is coming out in 2013 This is the story of two deep wreck divers, John Chatterton and Ritchie Kohler who work together to identify a sunken U-boat off th. The movie is coming out in 2013. A mystery drives the book forward, a mystery so difficult to crack but compelling it kills a few people who try to solve it. Along the way we learn tons of interesting things about wreck diving, diving culture, WWII submarines, Vietnam, historiography (the creation of history), modern U-boat culture, and much else. This is the story of two deep wreck divers, John Chatterton and Ritchie Kohler who work together to identify a sunken U-boat off the coast of New Jersey. Mr. Kurson has written a great story.

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I never would have given SHADOW DIVERS by Robert Kurson a second glance if someone hadn't pressed a.The respective stories of Chatterton and Kohler are almost as fascinating as the story of the sunken ship itself

I never would have given SHADOW DIVERS by Robert Kurson a second glance if someone hadn't pressed a copy of it into my hands (via UPS) and said, "You have GOT to read this!" Let's se. have to read a book about deep sea diving and salvage? Something I have absolutely no interest in? . The respective stories of Chatterton and Kohler are almost as fascinating as the story of the sunken ship itself. Chatterton, who distinguished himself as a Vietnam War medic, and Kohler, a somewhat brash salvage diver, had developed an intense dislike for each other prior to the events chronicled in SHADOW DIVERS.

Kurson talks about his book Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II, published by Random House

Kurson talks about his book Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II, published by Random House. In the book, Mr. Kurson tells the story of two shipwreck divers who discover the wreck of a German submarine near the coast of New Jersey.

of WWII - Robert Kurson audio book torrent free download, 76420 (Booklist) The story told in Robert Kurson’s new book features undersea thrills, a gripping mystery, incredible discoveries, true-blue.

Shadow Divers: Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of WWII - Robert Kurson audio book torrent free download, 76420. Booklist) The story told in Robert Kurson’s new book features undersea thrills, a gripping mystery, incredible discoveries, true-blue friendship, life-or-death crises and history unfoldin.Written with great you-are-there intensity and dynamic verve.

New York Times Bestseller 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 more 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 more 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 more daring, and each realized that he was hunting more 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.
porosh
This is not only the most thrilling non-fiction book I've EVER read, it is one of the most exciting, thrilling books of any genre! So many times the description for a true story says, “reads like an adventure story”, and then you read it and it's boring. This—THIS is flat out adventure! The “shadow divers” of the title are deep wreck divers, a sport that consists of only a few hundred diehards. And “diehards” is perhaps a great description, because this sport is incredibly deadly. By the 1980's, scuba equipment still hadn't evolved much beyond when Jacques Cousteau helped invent it. The limit for recreactional diving is roughly 130 feet, and there are multiple small things that can go wrong and kill you. The deep wreckers go down to 200 feet or even deeper. Below 66 feet, a diver's judgment and focus and soberness decline due to Nitrogen Narcosis. Divers have died even though they have plenty of air, are not trapped, etc, because they have Narcosis and can't figure out where to go or what to do. At 130 feet most divers are impaired. By 170 feet hallucinations are normal. At 200 feet any tiny miniscule event can lead to panic, any major significant event (low air, losing your anchor line) might seem like nothing—and both of those can cause death. The descriptions of the dives, the hair-raising ecapes, and the tiny mistakes that led to deaths are written in an enthralling manner. The idea of participating in this sport is terrifying.

For the divers, the biggest deal, the Super Bowl or Kentucky Derby, is discovering a new wreck. The divers in this book are elated to find a new wreck that no one else knows about. In a pact of secrecy they go down to check it out only to discover that it is no ordinary wreck, it is a German WWII Uboat. Right off the coast of New Jersey. A Uboat that doesn't exist according to records, a Uboat that can't possibly be there. Divers Chadderton and Kohler become obsessed with figuring out what Uboat this is. As this is before you could Google information, this became a six year quest that involved letters, international phone calls, meetings with military records administrators, flying to Germany, arguing with historians who are happy with the status quo—and ending up actually rewriting history. The adventure took its toll—three men died while diving the wreck. Another drank himself to death. Both Kohler's and Chadderton's marriages ended. After risking their lives to an insane degree they retrieve uncontrovertable proof of which Uboat this is.

I love books where new information is presented in an entertaining fashion, and this book is the best there is. I was put through a wringer of emotions, everything from terror to sadness, from excitement to grief. I was completely pulled in to this story—even though it is true it is a story by any definition. I recommend this to EVERYONE, no matter what type of books you normally read!!
Chankane
I must admit that being a retired police officer leads me to police novels, both fiction and non-fiction. I discovered Shadow Divers when surfing Amazon for my next read.
I have been a recreational SCUBA diver and I love history. I gave Shadow Divers a try.
What a treasure I discovered. I loved this novel. First shipwreck divers discovered a sunken vessel, which happens to be a German U-boat. Then the many dangers of deep sea diving. Next is making the identification of the U-boat, which cost lives. Finally, a history lesson about WWII and U-boats.
I was so happy that I discovered this book. My eyes are blurred from not putting this book down.
I recommend Shadow Divers and will check out other novels by Robert Kurson.
Dynen
This is the most exciting, engaging book I've read in a couple of years. Bravo to Mr. Kurson for his very thorough research, including interviews. And his writing style is spot on - not to simplistic, not to verbose, but enthralling. His forte, in my mind, is his detailed character studies that tell what makes the principle characters tick - why they are so driven to explore, discover and always seek and present the truth. It was very difficult to put this book down as I followed the real-life mystery onion being methodically peeled open.
Tamesya
This was one of the better books I have read in a long time. The story follows true, hardcore deep divers in their quest for their next find (hopefully an undiscovered wreck) and what they stumble upon is pretty amazing - right off the coast of New Jersey. There is a very long period of time that they spend trying to determine what they have actually found and during that time, tragedy ensues. I can't believe this is a true story! If you are a diver or interested in WW II artifacts or U boats you will really enjoy this book. Includes many photos!
Malann
Every so often a non-fiction book just cuts through the clutter and hits you with absolute passion. Shadow Divers is that book. With little knowledge of deep sea diving, this book drew me in with great writing and great research. The story is absolutely riveting. It centers around an unidentified sunken wreck near New Jersey. The characters are beautifully developed, and I became absolutely immersed in the narrative.
Gholbirdred
This was a fantastic book about a gripping story - part mystery, part history, with more than a little bit of life thrown in. The story of several divers who discover a u-boat 60 miles of the coast of New Jersey - that's right, a NAZI FRICKING SUBMARINE that was so close the submariners in it could have THROWN bombs at us if they wanted, let alone launching torpedoes... and one that was utterly unknown until the 1990s.

The book takes you beyond just the facts of the finding, into the lives of the divers who first located, then risked their lives to return to the wreck again and again until they had found out what it was and verified what lay within. It takes you into the complicated world of deep sea technical diving - a terrifying world where you either knew someone who had died or knew someone who knew someone who had: never more than a few steps away from the grim reaper in a world man is specifically not designed to go.

The book was riveting, frightening, emotional, elated all in stages, and I cannot recommend it enough.
Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who RIsked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II ebook
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