By Robert Kurson
Within the culture of Jon Krakauer’s Into skinny Air and Sebastian Junger’s The ideal Storm comes a real story of riveting event within which weekend scuba divers probability every thing to unravel a good historic mystery–and make heritage themselves.
For John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, deep spoil diving was once greater than a recreation. trying out themselves opposed to treacherous currents, braving depths that brought about hallucinatory results, navigating via wreckage as perilous as a minefield, they driven themselves to their limits and past, brushing opposed to dying greater than as soon as within the rusting hulks of sunken ships.
But within the fall of 1991, no longer even those brave divers have been ready for what they discovered 230 ft lower than the skin, within the frigid Atlantic waters sixty miles off the coast of latest Jersey: a global conflict II German U-boat, its ruined inside a macabre desert of twisted steel, tangled wires, and human bones–all buried lower than a long time of amassed sediment.
No deciding on marks have been noticeable at the submarine or the few artifacts dropped at the outside. No historian, specialist, or executive had a clue as to which U-boat the lads had chanced on. in truth, the legitimate documents all agreed that there easily couldn't be a sunken U-boat and group at that location.
Over the following six years, an elite staff of divers launched into a quest to resolve the secret. a few of them wouldn't dwell to determine its finish. Chatterton and Kohler, at the beginning sour opponents, will be drawn right into a friendship that deepened to a virtually mystical feel of brotherhood with one another and with the drowned U-boat sailors–former enemies in their kingdom. because the men’s marriages frayed less than the strain of a shared obsession, their dives grew extra bold, and every discovered that he used to be searching greater than the identities of a misplaced U-boat and its anonymous crew.
Author Robert Kurson’s account of this quest is without delay exciting and emotionally advanced, and it really is written with a bright experience of what divers truly adventure after they meet the hazards of the ocean’s underworld. the tale of Shadow Divers usually turns out too impressive to be precise, however it all occurred, 2 hundred thirty toes down, within the deep blue sea.
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Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II by Robert Kurson