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Kurson, Robert

Overview
Works: 37 works in 227 publications in 12 languages and 11,163 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Biographies  Miscellanea  Cookbooks  Encyclopedias  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Narrator
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 )

47 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,414 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 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 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 bonesall 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 )

26 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,930 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 )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,243 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
Rocket men : the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the Moon by Robert Kurson( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shares the inside story of the dangerous Apollo 8 mission, focusing on the lives of astronaut heroes Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, while illuminating the political factors that prompted the decision to risk lives to save the Apollo program and define the space race
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 )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 846 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 )

17 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 601 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 565 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 )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 366 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 335 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
Rocket men : the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the moon by Robert Kurson( Recording )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early 1968, the Apollo program was on shaky footing. President Kennedy's end-of-decade deadline to put a man on the Moon was in jeopardy, and the Soviets were threatening to pull ahead in the space race. By August 1968, with its back against the wall, NASA decided to scrap its usual methodical approach and shoot for the heavens. With just four months to prepare, a fraction of the normal time, the agency would send the first men in history to the Moon. In a year of historic violence and discord, the Tet offensive, the assassinations of MLK and RFK, the Chicago DNC riots, the Apollo 8 mission was the boldest test of what America could do. With a focus on astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, and their wives and children, this is a vivid, gripping, narrative that shows anew the epic danger involved, and the singular bravery it took, for man to leave Earth for the first time, and to arrive at a new world
Shadow divers : the true adventure of two Americans risked everything to solve one of the mysteries of World War II by Robert Kurson( )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 139 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 )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 53 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. 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. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robert Kurson's Pirate Hunters
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( )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 37 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
The official Three Stooges cookbook by Robert Kurson( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 30 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( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 12 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"--
Der Blinde, der wieder sehen lernte eine wahre Geschichte by Robert Kurson( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 11 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( )

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

A thrilling new adventure of danger and deep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of the New York Times bestseller Shadow Divers Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men?John Chatterton and John Mattera?are willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister. At large during the Golden Age of Piracy in the seventeenth century, Bannister should have been immortalized in the lore of the sea?his exploits more notorious than Blackbeard's, more daring than Kidd's. But his story, and his ship, have been lost to time. If Chatterton and Mattera succeed, they will make history?it will be just the second time ever that a pirate ship has been discovered and positively identified. Soon, however, they realize that cutting-edge technology and a willingness to lose everything aren't enough to track down Bannister's ship. They must travel the globe in search of historic documents and accounts of the great pirate's exploits, face down dangerous rivals, battle the tides of nations and governments and experts. But it's only when they learn to think and act like pirates?like Bannister?that they become able to go where no pirate hunters have gone before. Fast-paced and filled with suspense, fascinating characters, history, and adventure, Pirate Hunters is an unputdownable story that goes deep to discover truths and souls long believed lost. Advance praise for Pirate Hunters "A great thriller full of tough guys and long odds ... and: It's all true."?Lee Child "Action and adventure on land and sea?you can't ask for more. But Robert Kurson raises the ante in Pirate Hunters with an array of mystery and a fleet of colorful characters spanning four centuries. This is a great summer read!"?Michael Connelly " Pirate Hunters is a fantastic book, an utterly engrossing and satisfying read. It tells the story of the hunt for the rare wreck of a pirate ship, which had been captained by one of the most remarkable pirates in history. This is a real-life Treasure Island, complete with swashbuckling, half-crazy treasure hunters and vivid Caribbean settings?a story for the ages."?Douglas Preston "A terrific read. I was pulled in from page one. Kurson brings us face to face with some of the most swashbuckling pirates ever to sail the Caribbean, even as he takes us underwater on a high-tech quest to discover the relics they left behind."?Daniel James Brown "There's nothing in the world like buried treasure?and people hungry and obsessed enough to risk their lives for it. Pirate Hunters isn't just a good story?it's a true one. Searching for the souls of its explorers, it takes you to the far tip of the plank and plunges you deep to the bottom of the ocean."?Brad Meltzer " 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. Robert Kurson will keep you on the edge of your seat in this high-stakes journey around the globe that ultimately teaches these explorers about much more than an old ship."?Sen. John McCain "Kurson's own enthusiasm, combined with his copious research and an eye for detail, makes for one of the most mind-blowing pirate stories of recent memory."? Publishers Weekly (starred review) From the Hardcover edition
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

 
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Robert Kurson American writer

Robert Kurson écrivain américain

커슨, 로버트 1963-

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