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Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt Revealed (Dirk Pitt)

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  1,571 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Clive Cussler is an extraordinary author whose life parallels that of his fictional hero, Dirk Pitt. Whether searching for famous shipwrecks or cruising in classic cars from his private collection, Cussler’s spirit feeds the soul of Dirk Pitt—a hero whose adventures race along at supersonic speed. Now with this truly unique insider’s guide, you can dive in and explore the ...more
Paperback, 544 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by Pocket Books
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I liked reading it. It was something different and knowledeable to read, figuring out about new things. Being told about certain happenings or believes you already knew.

A strong point of the book was the structuring - Clive Cussler introduced the ships by the time they were first put to sail and dedicated each ship one chapter. Within the chapters the order was a structured timeline from early to late.

The included maps at every chapter was a nice add on and I looked it up on the globe. So there
Tom Batalias
A must read for any Clive Cussler fan. Insight into the author's life, as well as a detailed reference of all his books up to that point.
Ursula Biloschaetzke
Jan 07, 2011 Ursula Biloschaetzke rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Ursula by: My dad
Shelves: dirk-pitt
I love Dirk Pitt. Can there be a more perfect man?
Aug 10, 2012 Kenny added it
Excellent! Clive Cussler is my favorite author.
I skimmed through it to be more honest and did not found it to be very interesting. I finished reading after the interview and found the rest of the book to be rather pointless (to read). Granted for some die-hard fans it may be a pleasure
Started reading Cussler's books with my grandsons. Great adventure with historical facts and little sex exploits.
Bill Donhiser
The "reunion" was great!! The interview with Clive was wonderful, the remaining 440+ pages could only be loved by a CC geek of the highest magnitude. Kinda like those 30 year old Trekkers or Star Wars nuts who live in their mom's basement and have never been on a date. This review has been written by a Clive Cussler aficionado who has read every single book (fiction and non-fiction and liked them all. It was still more detail than I could use
A longtime Cussler fan, I'd looked forward to reading this. As it turns out, only the first hundred pages or so are about Cussler and Dirk Pitt. The rest is a quasi reference work listing all the characters ever to appear in the novels, the dedications of each novel. . .

I'll continue to love the novels, but this seemed like a contrived book, aimed at finding a few buyers.
Informative -- I enjoyed the interview with Cussler and the synopsis' of his books, alshough list of his antique autos didn't interest me. I also enjoyed reviewing the "cast of characters" in his books, but wasn't interested in the retelling of data i.e., locations, props, etc. I also learned of the Cussler books I have yet to read.
Nov 03, 2013 Brentman99 rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves Clive Cussler books
This is the kind of book that I wish other authors would write. It tells us a lot about how he came to be a writer, his personal history, family, as well as the story behind his main characters in the novels up to that time. I love the detail and learning about the person who is one of my top three favourite authors.
James Keel
I can not say why exactly but I am always drawn to reading books where the lead character carries on through numerous books which I why I so love Clive Cussler. Between Dirk Pitt, Kurt Austin, and the rest of the NUMA group I can always open a book a find a character I am invested in.
Kind of an encyclopedia of Cussler books - but I really enjoyed his "life story". He had so many adventures in real life and always kept reinventing himself. I love hearing about how authors get published.
David Reynolds
Must admit I never really wished to read this but son Howard bought it for me and Boy am I glad he did!! Thank You Howard
The first 75 pages were outstanding. His rise to success was very cool.
Gary Barrentine
It is better to have read Clive Cussler's books up to this time first.
Arabianhorse Watt
This is just a overview and its cool at the end.
Charlesjr Waldie
It has information that was nice to learn about.
Kathy Davie
Interesting reading.
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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 ...more
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