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Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson
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Jun 29, 2017

it was amazing
bookshelves: adventure, maritime, wwii, history, non-fiction

Some people knit as a hobby. Others collect baseball cards. And a crazy few live and breathe extreme wreck diving. This story is an account of people who fall in the latter category.

Imagine descending 230 feet in the Atlantic Ocean and finding a sunken German U-boat that by all accounts should not be there? Well, I can't imagine it because the deep ocean scares the crap out of me, but that's beside the point. Kurson did a fantastic job chronicling the discovery and exploration of the mystery sub, the lives and emotions of the wreck divers, and the history of German U-boats and their crew during WWII. There were many tense moments in the book that made me gasp for air, and other heartbreaking lows that really cemented the fact that it takes guts and a lot of gumption to be an extreme wreck diver. Great book!
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Reading Progress

March 5, 2016 – Shelved
March 5, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
June 23, 2017 – Started Reading
June 23, 2017 – Shelved as: adventure
June 23, 2017 – Shelved as: maritime
June 23, 2017 – Shelved as: wwii
June 29, 2017 – Shelved as: history
June 29, 2017 – Shelved as: non-fiction
June 29, 2017 – Finished Reading

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