Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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  • ISBN-13: 9781101572771
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/27/2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 913,518
  • File size: 94 MB
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Meet the Author

Clive  Cussler
Clive Cussler
Author of the wildly popular seafaring adventure series starring man's men Dirk PittĀ® and Kurt AustinĀ®, former ace advertising exec Clive Cussler is also a sea searcher in real life and has discovered some of history's most famous shipwrecks.

Biography

Cussler began writing novels in 1965 and published his first work featuring his continuous series hero, Dirk Pitt, in 1973. His first non-fiction, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. 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, 1997. It was the first time since the College was founded in 1874 that such a degree was bestowed.

Cussler is an internationally recognized authority on shipwrecks and the founder of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, (NUMA) a 501C3 non-profit organization (named after the fictional Federal agency in his novels) that dedicates itself to preserving American maritime and naval history. He and his crew of marine experts and NUMA volunteers have discovered more than 60 historically significant underwater wreck sites including the first submarine to sink a ship in battle, the Confederacy's Hunley, and its victim, the Union's Housatonic; the U-20, the U-boat that sank the Lusitania; the Cumberland, which was sunk by the famous ironclad, Merrimack; the renowned Confederate raider Florida; the Navy airship, Akron, the Republic of Texas Navy warship, Zavala, found under a parking lot in Galveston, and the Carpathia, which sank almost six years to-the-day after plucking Titanic's survivors from the sea.

In September, 1998, NUMA - which turns over all artifacts to state and Federal authorities, or donates them to museums and universities - launched its own web site for those wishing more information about maritime history or wishing to make donations to the organization. (www.numa.net).

In addition to being the Chairman of NUMA, Cussler is also a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London. He has been honored with the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding underwater exploration.

Cussler's books have been published in more than 40 languages in more than 100 countries. The author lives in Arizona.

Biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA)

Good To Know

Cussler worked for many years in advertising and was responsible for coming up with Ajax's "White Knight" commercial catchphrase, "It's stronger than dirt."

The Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York, considered Cussler's 1996 nonfiction book, The Sea Hunters, equivalent to a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in 1997.

Cussler is a fellow in the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London, and has been granted the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding underwater exploration.

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    1. Hometown:
      Phoenix, Arizona
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 15, 1931
    2. Place of Birth:
      Aurora, Illinois
    1. Education:
      Pasadena City College; Ph.D., Maritime College, State University of New York, 1997

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2011

    A Classy Book!

    Although I am a die hard Clive Cussler fan, this book featuring his automobile collection is a great book, even if your not a fan of Clive's adventure novels. A great layout of photos of these fantastic old cars.
    And I especially enjoyed reading about the history and stories of these classics. Looks great on any coffee table!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 10, 2011

    Fun read. Stunning photographs. Looks great on my coffee table.

    Wow! This was a fun book to read. Cussler is an interesting guy. Some of the cars in this book, I've never heard of or seen. And I know a lot about automobiles. The photographs of the cars are fantastic. Its fun to read the authors brief stories on how he bought and restored these amazing classic autos.

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  • Posted December 3, 2011

    Highly Recommended for Clive Cussler Fans

    This book brought to life the automobiles featured in Mr. Cussler's books. Absolutely amazing machines as seen through the marvelous pictures. A must have to complete your Clive Cussler collection.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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