1939-45, deep diving, German submarine, naval operations, New Jersey, shipwrecks, underwater archaeology, World War II
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. Kurson is a dynamic writer who will give the reader some fascinating human interest stories as well as a history lesson and a scuba diving lesson. This book was a great hit with the Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group at the Weston Public Library. An engrossing read!
“Robert Kurson’s Shadow Divers, about the divers exploring a sunken shipwreck off the New Jersey coast, is a gripping account of real-life adventurers and a real-life mystery. In addition to being compellingly readable on every page, the book offers a unique window on the deep, almost reckless nature of the human quest to know.”–SCOTT TUROW, author of Reversible Errors
“A winning tale exceedingly well told, Shadow Divers takes us on a dangerous and seemingly quixotic descent into the murk–and then, in a fog of nitrogen narcosis, brings us back to the surface with a richer, fuller fathoming of a history we only thought we knew.”–HAMPTON SIDES, author of Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II’s Greatest Rescue Mission