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Kurson, Robert

Overview
Works: 31 works in 184 publications in 12 languages and 9,733 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Miscellanea  Cookbooks  Encyclopedias  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: VA515.U158, 940.5451
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Most widely held works about Robert Kurson
 
Most widely held works by Robert Kurson
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( Book )

43 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 sailorsformer enemies of their country. As the mens 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 Kursons 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 oceans 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
Pirate hunters : treasure, obsession, and the search for a legendary pirate ship by Robert Kurson( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Pirate Hunters' is a gripping account of two courageous divers' quest to uncover the shipwrecked vessel of Joseph Bannister, one of history's most infamous pirates"--
Crashing through : a true story of risk, adventure, and the man who dared to see by Robert Kurson( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writer Kurson tells the true story of one man's heroic odyssey from blindness into sight. Blinded at age three, Mike May defied expectations by breaking world records in downhill speed skiing, joining the CIA, and becoming a successful inventor, entrepreneur, and family man. He had never yearned for vision. Then, in 1999, a chance encounter: a revolutionary stem cell transplant surgery could restore May's vision. He began to contemplate an astonishing new world. Would music still sound the same? Would sex be different? Would he still be Mike May? The procedure was filled with risks. Even if it worked, fewer than twenty cases were known worldwide in which a person gained vision after a lifetime of blindness, and each of them suffered desperate consequences. There were countless reasons for May to pass. He could think of only a single reason to go forward: he knew it would change his life.--From publisher description
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( Recording )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who knew that German submarine U-869, long thought to have been sunk off Gibraltar in 1945, was actually sunk by its own torpedo less than 60 miles from Brielle, New Jersey? No one--until 1991, when two death-cheating wreck-divers began exploring the boat's wrecked hull, 230 feet underwater
Crashing through : [a story of risk, adventure, and the man who dared to see] by Robert Kurson( Recording )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of Michael May, a man blinded by a chemical explosion at the age of three, describes his life as a CIA analyst, champion skier, entrepreneur, and family man, who is offered a rare chance to see once again through stem-cell transplant surgery
Pirate hunters : treasure, obsession, and the search for a legendary pirate ship by Robert Kurson( Recording )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true adventure of deep-sea diving and danger, historic mystery and suspense. Two men, John Chatterton and John Mattera, are determined to find the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister, even though finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. If Chatterton and Mattera succeed, they will make history; it will be the second time ever that a pirate ship has been discovered and positively identified
The official Three Stooges encyclopedia : the ultimate knucklehead's guide to Stoogedom, from Amalgamated Association of Morons to Ziller, Zeller, and Zoller by Robert Kurson( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crashing through : a story of risk, adventure, and the man who dared to see by Robert Kurson( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writer Kurson tells the true story of one man's heroic odyssey from blindness into sight. Blinded at age three, Mike May defied expectations by breaking world records in downhill speed skiing, joining the CIA, and becoming a successful inventor, entrepreneur, and family man. He had never yearned for vision. Then, in 1999, a chance encounter: a revolutionary stem cell transplant surgery could restore May's vision. He began to contemplate an astonishing new world. Would music still sound the same? Would sex be different? Would he still be Mike May? The procedure was filled with risks. Even if it worked, fewer than twenty cases were known worldwide in which a person gained vision after a lifetime of blindness, and each of them suffered desperate consequences. There were countless reasons for May to pass. He could think of only a single reason to go forward: he knew it would change his life.--From publisher description
Shadow divers : the true adventure of two Americans risked everything to solve one of the mysteries of World War II by Robert Kurson( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Shadow divers : the true adventure of two Americans who discovered Hitler's lost sub by Robert Kurson( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Im Sog der Tiefe : wie zwei Taucher das Rätsel um ein verschollenes deutsches U-Boot lösten by Robert Kurson( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The official Three Stooges cookbook by Robert Kurson( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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( )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true tale of riveting adventure in which two weekend scuba divers risk everything to solve a great historical mysteryand make history themselves
Pirate hunters : the search for the lost treasure ship of a great buccaneer by Robert Kurson( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Blinde, der wieder sehen lernte eine wahre Geschichte by Robert Kurson( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bewegende Biografie eines US-Amerikaners, der als 3-Jähriger sein Augenlicht verliert, trotzdem Karriere macht und nach 43 Jahren absoluter Blindheit seine Sehkraft durch 2 riskante Operationen zurückgewinnt
Pirate hunters : the search for the Golden Fleece by Robert Kurson( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the high-stakes quest of John Mattera and Shadow Divers' Chatterton to find the lost pirate ship of Joseph Bannister, discussing their teamwork with technology-eschewing Tracy Bowden and the story behind Bannister's elusive treasure
Pirate hunters : (electronic audio bk.) by Robert Kurson( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Pirate Hunters' is a gripping account of two courageous divers' quest to uncover the shipwrecked vessel of Joseph Bannister, one of history's most infamous pirates"--
Cazadores de piratas : a la búsqueda de un barco legendario by Robert Kurson( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the high-stakes quest of John Mattera and Shadow Divers' Chatterton to find the lost pirate ship of Joseph Bannister, discussing their teamwork with technology-eschewing Tracy Bowden and the story behind Bannister's elusive treasure
L'U-Boot fantasma : l'ultimo mistero della seconda guerra mondiale by Robert Kurson( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shadō daibā : shinkai ni nemuru yūbōto no nazo o tokiakashita otokotachi 1 by Robert Kurson( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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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
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Robert Kurson American writer

Robert Kurson écrivain américain

커슨, 로버트

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