Shadow Divers: How Two Men Discovered Hitler's Lost Sub and Solved One of the Last Mysteries of World War II

Author(s): Robert Kurson


The true adventure of two American scuba divers who discovered a sunken World War II-era German U-boat 60 miles off the coast of New Jersey, and risked everything on a dangerous mission to salvage it.


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'His research is meticulous, his characters are skilfully drawn and the narrative is so well paced and constructed that it develops a hypnotic, almost suffocating tension. But far more than adventure, this is also a haunting, painful story of obsession. The comparisons with THE PERFECT STORM are not out of place; this is a memorable story, beautifully told.' -- The Sunday Times 'Undersea thrills, a gripping mystery, incredible discoveries...written with great you-are-there intensity and dynamic verve. A pulse-quickening real-life thriller.' -- New York Times '[A] pulse-quickening account of the attempt to explore and identify the mystery sub ... [a] fantastic yarn that happens to be true.' -- Newsweek 'An irresistible sea yarn...Sometimes writers, like divers, stumble on treasure.' -- Time 'Describes all the anguish, exhilaration and danger if deep-sea wreck diving in vivid of the best pieces of dive-related non-fiction I have read.' -- Sport Diver 'Superlative ... If the publishers are dreaming of another PERFECT STORM, they may get their wish.' -- Publishers Weekly 'A tremendously suspenseful story of discovery that comes as close as any book could to providing the reader with approximate sensations of deep sea diving and of life on a submarine at war, and that leaves us with a hell of an impression of the grit, guts, and compassion of a U-boat crew and the two American divers who risked everything to solve the mystery of their last mission.' -- John McCain, author of FAITH OF MY FATHERS

Robert Kurson is a freelance journalist who writes for Esquire, Chicago and the Sunday Times. He is writing this book with cooperation from Chatterton and Kohler, and from the sole survivor of the U-boat.

General Fields

  • : 9780340824559
  • : Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • : Hodder Paperback
  • : August 2005
  • : 197mm X 128mm X 26mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : New edition
  • : 797.23
  • : 400
  • : Illustrations (some col.), ports. (some col.)
  • : Robert Kurson
  • : Paperback