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Kurson, Robert

Overview
Works: 46 works in 253 publications in 12 languages and 11,714 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Biographies  Trivia and miscellanea  Slapstick comedy films  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 )

33 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 3,034 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 )

29 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,936 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"--
Rocket men : the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the Moon by Robert Kurson( Book )

16 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By August 1968, the American space program was in danger of failing in its two most important objectives: to land a man on the Moon by President Kennedy's end-of-decade deadline, and to triumph over the Soviets in space. With its back against the wall, NASA made an almost unimaginable leap: It would scrap its usual methodical approach and risk everything on a sudden launch, sending the first men in history to the Moon--in just four months. And it would all happen at Christmas. In a year of historic violence and discord--the Tet Offensive, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy, the riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago--the Apollo 8 mission would be the boldest, riskiest test of America's greatness under pressure. In this gripping insider account, Robert Kurson puts the focus on the three astronauts and their families: the commander, Frank Borman, a conflicted man on his final mission; idealistic Jim Lovell, who'd dreamed since boyhood of riding a rocket to the Moon; and Bill Anders, a young nuclear engineer and hotshot fighter pilot making his first space flight. Drawn from hundreds of hours of one-on-one interviews with the astronauts, their loved ones, NASA personnel, and myriad experts, and filled with vivid and unforgettable detail, Rocket Men is the definitive account of one of America's finest hours. In this real-life thriller, Kurson reveals the epic dangers involved, and the singular bravery it took, for mankind to leave Earth for the first time--and arrive at a new world."--Jacket
Crashing through : a true story of risk, adventure, and the man who dared to see by Robert Kurson( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Korean and held by 1,495 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
Crashing through : [a story of risk, adventure, and the man who dared to see] by Robert Kurson( Recording )

19 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 574 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 )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 571 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
Rocket men : the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the moon by Robert Kurson( Recording )

11 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 502 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 who discovered Hitler's lost sub] by Robert Kurson( Recording )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1991, acting on a tip from a local fisherman, two scuba divers discovered a sunken German U-boat off the New Jersey coast.--
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 )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 386 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
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 )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the discovery of a sunken German U-boat by two scuba divers, tracing how they devoted the following years to researching the identities of the submarine and its crew, correcting historical texts and breaking new ground in the world of diving
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 131 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 : how two men discovered Hitler's lost Sub and solved one of the last mysteries of World War II by Robert Kurson( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shadow divers by Robert Kurson( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the discovery and excavation of German U-Boat #869 which went down sixty miles off the coast of NJ in WWII
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 16 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
Odzyskać wzrok by Robert Kurson( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in Polish and held by 4 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
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

Robert Kurson escritor estadounidense

커슨, 로버트 1963-

カーソン, ロバート

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