Raise the Titanic!

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Viking Press, 1976 - Fiction - 314 pages
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The R.M.S. Titanic, sunk in 1912, has in her hold a very rare element, byzanium, needed to complete the U.S. Sicilian Project. The task of raising her is hampered by the presence of Russian spies and a very nasty hurricane.

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User Review  - bibrarybookslut - LibraryThing

Just as fast, fun, and wondrous as the first time I read it (which was before the Titanic has been found by Dr. Ballard). Combining the best of James Bond and Michael Crichton, it's a shame that Dirk hasn't managed to successfully crack the surface of pop culture. Read full review

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User Review  - Razinha - LibraryThing

Context is everything...and should probably be considered when re-reading early Cussler books. He might have thought he was crafting a strong female character, must he was sexist through and through ... Read full review

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Clive Cussler is a collector of automobiles and, like his character Dirk Pitt, lives a life of adventure discovering and collecting things of historical significance. He has a record of finding over 60 shipwrecks and has lead expeditions to gold mines. Cussler is the author of many adventure novels which titles include "Mediterranean Caper" (1973), "Night Probe" (1981), "Treasure" (1988), "Shock Wave" (1996), and "Atlantis Found" (1999). Cussler is the Chairman of NUMA (National Underwater & Marine Agency), a non-profit group which he himself began. He is also a fellow of the Explorers Club, which awarded him the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding underwater exploration, the Royal Geographical Society and the American Society of Oceanographers.