I have just finished reading 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. My brother, Bill Ratliff, visited and brought this book with him to give to me. So I started reading it, and couldn't stop.
This book follows John Chatterton and Richie Kohler in their discovery of a "mystery U-boat" that they discovered off the coast of New York. It also follows the descent of Bill Nagle and his boat, the Seeker, as he succumbed to alcoholism after a steller diving career on the Andrea Adoria.
I won't go into details, other than to say that the writing by Mr. Kurson is some of the best about diving that I have read in a long while. This book is probably the best diving book since Cousteau's The Silent World, and goes into details of deep, wreck diving. It also goes into details of the fatal dive of Chris and Chrisie Rouse, who died on a dive on this U-boat.
Chatterton and Kohler would not stop until the U-boat was definatively identified. It also almost took the life of Chatterton on the last dive for getting the ID of the U-boat.
I hope others of our vintage community will pick up this book, and be unable to put it down.
Post by scubalawyer on Mar 23, 2023 12:26:44 GMT -8
I read that book a few years ago. Agree it is well written. Hard to put down in fact. M
I SEE HOW IT IS. WHEN OTHER PEOPLE GO OUTSIDE IT'S "GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH" AND "HIGHLY RECOMMENDED." BUT WHEN I GO OUTSIDE IT'S A "CONTAINMENT BREACH" AND A "HIGH-LEVEL THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFETY." OK, BE THAT WAY.