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"Published in 2010 by arrangement with G.P. Putnam"--T.p. verso.
ISBN: 9781594134128 ISBN-10: 159413412X Series: Thorndike Paperback Bestsellers Audience:
Number Of Pages: 696 Published: 2nd November 2010 Publisher: Large Print Press Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 21.9 x 14.1
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Type: Large type / large print
About the Author
Clive Cussler is the author of over twenty-five internationally
bestselling books, including the Dirk Pitt adventure series, the NUMA
FILES novels and the Oregon Files Adventures.
He grew up in Alhambra, California. He later attended Pasadena City
College for two years, but then enlisted in the Air Force during the
Korean War where he served as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer
in the Military Air Transport Service. Upon his discharge, he became a
copywriter and later creative director for two leading ad agencies. At
that time, he wrote and produced radio and television commercials that
won numerous international awards, one at the prestigious Cannes Film
Cussler began writing in 1965 and published his first novel featuring
Dirk Pitt in 1973. His first non-fiction work, The Sea Hunters, was
released in 1996. Because of this work the Board of Governors of the
Maritime College, State University of New York considered The Sea
Hunters in lieu of a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of
Letters degree in May of 1997. It was the first time since the College
was founded in 1874 that such a degree was bestowed.
Cussler is the founder the National Underwater & Marine Agency,
(NUMA), a non-profit organisation that dedicates itself to American
maritime and naval history. In addition to being Chairman of NUMA,
Cussler is a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and the
Royal Geographic Society in London.
A noted collector of classic automobiles, Cussler owns 85 of the finest
examples of custom coachwork and 50's convertibles to be found
anywhere. They are garaged near Golden, Colorado. Today, Cussler
divides his time between the mountains of Colorado and the deserts of