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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Sahara (Dirk Pitt, #11)

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Inca Gold (Dirk Pitt, #12)

3.98 avg rating — 23,517 ratings — published 1994 — 76 editions
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Atlantis Found (Dirk Pitt, ...

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Raise the Titanic! (Dirk Pi...

3.97 avg rating — 22,731 ratings — published 1976 — 90 editions
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Valhalla Rising (Dirk Pitt,...

3.93 avg rating — 20,179 ratings — published 2001 — 67 editions
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Iceberg (Dirk Pitt, #3)

3.84 avg rating — 19,150 ratings — published 1975 — 74 editions
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Trojan Odyssey (Dirk Pitt, ...

3.93 avg rating — 15,888 ratings — published 2003 — 67 editions
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Deep Six (Dirk Pitt, #7)

3.89 avg rating — 15,024 ratings — published 1984 — 61 editions
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The Mediterranean Caper (Di...

3.77 avg rating — 16,875 ratings — published 1973 — 85 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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FEB 2017: 3rd Holiday Book Swap - Gifted Books Poll

These are the books which were gifted/swapped by attendees of the December 2016 meeting.

I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies #1)
by Pittacus Lore
I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1) by Pittacus Lore
 
  4 votes 50.0%

 
  2 votes 25.0%

 
  1 vote 12.5%

I don't care
 
  1 vote 12.5%

Treasure (Dirk Pitt #9)
by Clive Cussler
Treasure (Dirk Pitt, #9) by Clive Cussler
 
  0 votes 0.0%

High Country (Anna Pigeon #12)
by Nevada Barr
High Country (Anna Pigeon, #12) by Nevada Barr
 
  0 votes 0.0%

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