Robert Kurson
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Robert Kurson

Robert Kurson is an American author, best known for his 2004 bestselling book, Shadow Divers, the true story of two Americans who discover a World War II German U-boat sunk 60 miles off the coast of New Jersey. Kurson began his career as an attorney, graduating from Harvard Law School, and practicing real estate law. Kurson's professional writing career began at the Chicago Sun-Times, where he started as a sports agate clerk and soon gained a full-time features writing job. In 2000, Esquire published "My Favorite Teacher," his first magazine story, which became a finalist for a National Magazine Award. He moved from the Sun-Times to Chicago magazine, then to Esquire, where he won a National Magazine Award and was a contributing editor for years. His stories have appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications. He lives in Chicago.

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Best Sellers

    • Rocket Men

    • The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
    • By: Robert Kurson
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter, Robert Kurson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 679
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 637
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 636

    As we approach the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 8 mission, the New York Times best-selling author of Shadow Divers and Pirate Hunters writes the riveting story of NASA's boldest and riskiest decision: to send man to the moon in December 1968....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Men Who Saved 1968

    • By Gillian on 04-04-18
    • The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
    • By: Robert Kurson
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter, Robert Kurson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 04-03-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 679 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • 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
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,347
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,746
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,750

    In 1991, acting on a tip from a local fisherman, two scuba divers discovered a sunken German U-boat, complete with its crew of 60 men, not too far off the New Jersey coast....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GRIPPING!

    • By Douglas on 07-03-04
    • The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II
    • By: Robert Kurson
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 06-24-04
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,347 ratings

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Pirate Hunters

    • Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
    • By: Robert Kurson
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,262
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,010
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,007

    A thrilling new adventure of danger and deep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of the New York Times best seller Shadow Divers....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pure Gold

    • By Mel on 06-24-15
    • Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
    • By: Robert Kurson
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 06-16-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,262 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Crashing Through

    • A True Story of Risk, Adventure, and the Man Who Dared to See
    • By: Robert Kurson
    • Narrated by: Doug Ordunio
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 470
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213

    Blinded at age three, Mike May defied expectations and never yearned for vision. Then, in 1999, came startling news: a revolutionary stem-cell transplant surgery could restore May's sight....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding!

    • By K. R. Phillips on 06-27-07
    • A True Story of Risk, Adventure, and the Man Who Dared to See
    • By: Robert Kurson
    • Narrated by: Doug Ordunio
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 04-30-07
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 470 ratings

    Regular price: $31.93

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