Author of the wildly popular seafaring adventure series starring man's men Dirk Pitt® and Kurt Austin®, former ace advertising exec Clive Cussler is also a sea searcher in real life and has discovered some of history's most famous shipwrecks.
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Clive Cussler at Barnes & Noble.
Date of Birth:
July 15, 1931
Place of Birth:
Pasadena City College; Ph.D., Maritime College, State University of New York, 1997
|A Real-Life Sea Hunter|
|In 1979, Cussler founded the nonprofit NUMA Foundation (named after the fictional government agency in his novels) and with his crew has discovered more than 60 historically significant shipwrecks. Two of the most famous are the Hunley, a Civil War submarine, and the Carpathia, best known for rescuing the survivors of the Titanic.|
|The Best Book to Read First||Favorite Writers and Reads|
The book that touched off Cussler's mega-popular series starring deep-sea daredevil Dirk Pitt, Pacific Vortex is the perfect Cussler adventure novel to start with. In it, Pitt must salvage the Starbuck, an underwater nuclear arsenal whose destruction would cause a massive maritime disaster.
|The Call of the Wild|
In an interview with Barnes & Noble.com, Cussler discussed some of his favorite books and authors, among them Jack London's classic The Call of the Wild. Read our interview with Cussler to find out more about his favorite writers and reads, including:
|Photo by Tom Story||