Clive Cussler





Clive Cussler


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in Alhambra, The United States
July 15, 1931

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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 an
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Average rating: 3.91 · 503,865 ratings · 18,535 reviews · 128 distinct works · Similar authors
Sahara (Dirk Pitt, #11)

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Inca Gold (Dirk Pitt, #12)

3.95 avg rating — 19,635 ratings — published 1994 — 61 editions
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Atlantis Found (Dirk Pitt, ...

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Raise the Titanic! (Dirk Pi...

3.95 avg rating — 18,323 ratings — published 1976 — 74 editions
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Valhalla Rising (Dirk Pitt,...

3.90 avg rating — 16,814 ratings — published 2001 — 62 editions
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Iceberg (Dirk Pitt, #2)

3.83 avg rating — 15,560 ratings — published 1974 — 60 editions
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Trojan Odyssey (Dirk Pitt, ...

3.91 avg rating — 13,206 ratings — published 2003 — 56 editions
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3.87 avg rating — 12,748 ratings — published 1984 — 50 editions
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Shock Wave (Dirk Pitt, #13)

3.92 avg rating — 12,439 ratings — published 1996 — 48 editions
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“To those of you who seek lost objects of history, I wish you the best of luck. They're out there, and they're whispering.”
Clive Cussler, The Sea Hunters

“Giordino...simply sighed in resignation. "Who else," he asked no one in particular, "but Dirk Pitt could tramp off into a blizzard on an uninhabited backwater island in the Antarctic and discover a beautiful girl?”
Clive Cussler, Shock Wave

“I must say one thing about southern down-home brewed coffee with chicory. If you have worms, you'll never have them again.”
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