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Raise the Titanic! by Clive Cussler
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Raise the Titanic!

by Clive Cussler

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Series: Dirk Pitt (3)

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Raise the Titanic! by Clive Cussler
Book starts out in 1900's and it's the night of the sinking Titanic where a man aboard knows the ship hit the iceberg and will sink as he goes to where he's stored the element that was mined that will be needed for future war projects.
Story follows a lot of different groups: one who finds the horn-the horn that was played on the Titantic, Sicilian project, money paid to survivors from miners who died in the past, other private groups that are funded from the government, the President who pursuades others to do things they don't really want to do and a lot more in different countries.
There is so much action and adventure, never mind the mystery surrounding it all. Bit of romance and you have a well rounded book for everybody.
Byzantium is the special mineral that everybody wants a piece of. two month submersible that can stay under water for more than 2 months time might just be the answer they need to get the minerals.
Thing that amazes me is that this book was written before they even located the Titanic so this is quite the story about it all.
Just when things are on an even keel a hurricane is in the area...
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device). ( )
  jbarr5 | May 10, 2018 |
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. ( )
  bibrarybookslut | Jul 5, 2017 |
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 in attempting it. Think 20 something male and a culture of Hugh Hefner in the 70s with an underwater James Bond who never fails to get the girl, even in the most remote environments and you'll get the picture.

As this was just his third novel, Cussler had yet to perfect his maddening habit of having his characters voice the things that most people would just think to themselves, but the seeds were here. I must not have noticed thirty years ago that he called the military head of the Navy the "Navy Chief of Staff" - it's "Chief of Naval Operations"...the other is an Army or Air Force term - odd mistake for someone so wrapped up in the sea in real life.

Despite his characters being caricatures and his plots formulaic, for whatever reason, I like his books. I still have a fascination with Titanic, due in some part to this book. ( )
  Razinha | May 23, 2017 |
Pretty darn good! Quick read. ( )
  JackDayHova | Dec 29, 2016 |
Loved this book! ( )
  LeeMac | Sep 8, 2016 |
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you can not go wrong with ANY of the dirk pitt books!great adventure
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425194523, Mass Market Paperback)

The President's secret task force has developed an unprecedented defensive weapon that relies on an extremely rare radioactive element--and Dirk Pitt has followed a twisted trail to a secret cache of the substance. Now, racing against brutal storms, Soviet spies, and a ticking clock, Pitt begins his most thrilling mission--to raise from its watery grave the shipwreck of the century...

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The President's secret task force has developed an unprecedented defensive weapon that relies on an extremely rare radioactive element--and Dirk Pitt has followed a twisted trail to a secret cache of the substance. Now, racing against brutal storms, Soviet spies, and a ticking clock, Pitt begins his most thrilling mission--to raise from its watery grave the shipwreck of the century...… (more)

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