Clive Cussler
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Clive Cussler

Clive Cussler began writing novels in 1965 and published his first work featuring his continuous series hero, Dirk Pitt(R), 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 and naval history. He and his crew of marine experts and NUMA volunteers have discovered more than 60 historically significant underwater wreck sites including the first submarine to sink a ship in battle, the Confederacy's Hunley, and its victim, the Union's Housatonic; the U-20, the U-boat that sank the Lusitania; the Cumberland, which was sunk by the famous ironclad, Merrimack; the renowned Confederate raider Florida; the Navy airship, Akron, the Republic of Texas Navy warship, Zavala, found under a parking lot in Galveston, and the Carpathia, which sank almost six years to-the-day after plucking Titanic's survivors from the sea.
In September, 1998, NUMA - which turns over all artifacts to state and Federal authorities, or donates them to museums and universities - launched its own web site for those wishing more information about maritime history or wishing to make donations to the organization.
In addition to being the Chairman of NUMA, Cussler is also a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London. He has been honored with the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding underwater exploration.
Cussler's books have been published in more than 40 languages in more than 100 countries. His past international bestsellers include Pacific Vortex, Mediterranean Caper, Iceberg, Raise the Titanic, Vixen 03, Night Probe, Deep Six, Cyclops, Treasure, Dragon, Sahara, Inca Gold, Shock Wave, Flood Tide, Atlantis Found, Valhalla Rising, Trojan Odyssey, Black Wind, Treasure of Kahn and Arctic Drift (the last three with his son, Dirk Cussler) as well as The Chase; the nonfiction books The Sea Hunters, The Sea Hunters II and Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt (R) Revealed; the NUMA(R) Files novels Serpent, Blue Gold, Fire Ice, White Death, Lost City, Polar Shift, The Navigator and Medusa (written with Paul Kemprecos); and the Oregon Files novels Sacred Stone and Golden Buddha (written with Craig Dirgo) and Dark Watch, Skeleton Coast, Plague Ship and Corsair (written with Jack Du Brul).
Clive Cussler lives in Arizona.

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    • Sea of Greed

    • The NUMA Files Series, Book 16
    • By: Clive Cussler, Graham Brown
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
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    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A battle for energy

    • By Steve Manke on 11-08-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Shadow Tyrants

    • The Oregon Files Series, Book 13
    • By: Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,065
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    Nearly 2,000 years ago, an Eastern emperor charged a small group with safeguarding secrets powerful enough to change the history of mankind. They went down in legend as the Nine Unknown Men - and now two rival factions of their descendants are fighting a mighty battle....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Overall, this was a pretty average book.

    • By Samuel on 09-18-18

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    • Celtic Empire

    • A Dirk Pitt Adventure
    • By: Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    The murders of a team of United Nations scientists in El Salvador.... A deadly collision in the waterways off the city of Detroit.... An attack by tomb raiders on an archaeological site along the banks of the Nile.... Is there a link between these violent events? Dirk Pitt must find out....

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    • The Gray Ghost

    • By: Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,487
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      5 out of 5 stars 1,364
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    In 1906, a groundbreaking Rolls-Royce prototype known as the Gray Ghost vanishes from the streets of Manchester, England, and it is only the lucky intervention of an American detective named Isaac Bell that prevents it from being lost forever....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as previous works

    • By Mountain Heart on 06-06-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Typhoon Fury

    • The Oregon Files, Book 12
    • By: Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,795
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,648
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    Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon sail into a perfect storm of danger to try to stop a new world war....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best one yet...Loved it!

    • By Cheri L on 11-21-17

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    • Lost City

    • A Kurt Austin Adventure
    • By: Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 941
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 945

    An enzyme that will dramatically prolong life has been discovered 2,000 feet down in the North Atlantic, in an area known as "Lost City"....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
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    • By Snoodely on 12-04-09

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    • Golden Buddha

    • By: Clive Cussler, Craig Dirgo
    • Narrated by: J. Charles
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    • Unabridged
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    • Performance
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    • 3 out of 5 stars
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    • By steve on 05-25-16

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    • The Rising Sea

    • The NUMA Files, Book 15
    • By: Clive Cussler, Graham Brown
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,454
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,316
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,313

    Everywhere, the waters are rising - and that is just the beginning of the world's peril, unless the NUMA crew can beat the clock....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • pretty good

    • By Bill on 03-20-18

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    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 926
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    Here is the dramatic exposé of the Chicago meatpacking industry at the turn of the century that prompted an investigation by Theodore Roosevelt....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Real. Revolutionary. Powerful.

    • By Holly on 09-17-15

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    • Odessa Sea

    • Dirk Pitt, Book 24
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