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Clive Cussler (1931–2020)

Author of Atlantis Found

196+ Works 124,954 Members 1,763 Reviews 221 Favorited

About the Author

Clive Cussler was born in Aurora, Illinois on July 15, 1931. He attended Pasadena City College for two years before enlisting in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. After his discharge from the military, he worked first as a copywriter and later as a creative director for two of the show more nation's most successful advertising agencies. At that time, he wrote and produced radio and television commercials that won numerous international awards, including one at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. He began writing in 1965 and published his first novel featuring Dirk Pitt in 1973. His first non-fiction work, The Sea Hunters, was published in 1996. He has written over 50 books including the Dirk Pitt series, the NUMA Files series, Oregon Files series, Isaac Bell series, and the Fargo Adventure series. He is the Chairman of NUMA (National Underwater and Marine Agency), a non-profit group which he founded. He and his crew of marine experts and NUMA volunteers have discovered over 60 historically significant underwater wreck sites. Clive Cussler died on February 24, 2020 at the age of 88. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Dirk Cussler is his son and co-author. Do not combine their individual author pages with each other or with any of the variant pages that include both their names. Thank you for your help.

Series

Works by Clive Cussler

Atlantis Found (1995) 3,961 copies
Sahara (1992) 3,871 copies
Valhalla Rising (2001) 3,472 copies
Inca Gold (1994) 3,448 copies
Raise the Titanic! (1976) 3,231 copies
Trojan Odyssey (2003) 3,011 copies
Shock Wave (1985) 2,994 copies
Black Wind (2004) 2,990 copies
Flood Tide (1997) 2,905 copies
Dragon (1990) 2,872 copies
Treasure (1988) 2,816 copies
The Mediterranean Caper (1973) 2,730 copies
Treasure of Khan (2006) 2,617 copies
Iceberg (1975) 2,591 copies
Cyclops (1986) 2,565 copies
Pacific Vortex! (1983) 2,487 copies
Deep Six (1984) 2,459 copies
The Chase (2007) 2,311 copies
Night Probe (1981) 2,268 copies
Arctic Drift (2008) 2,234 copies
Vixen 03 (1978) 2,221 copies
Fire Ice (2002) 2,121 copies
Serpent: A Novel from the NUMA Files (1999) — Author — 2,075 copies
Lost City (2004) 2,020 copies
Blue Gold (2000) 2,013 copies
Polar Shift (2005) 2,008 copies
Golden Buddha (2003) 1,945 copies
White Death (2003) 1,907 copies
Plague Ship (2008) — Author — 1,824 copies
The Navigator (2007) 1,781 copies
Sacred Stone (2005) 1,721 copies
Spartan Gold (2009) 1,613 copies
Corsair (2009) 1,607 copies
Crescent Dawn (2010) 1,605 copies
Skeleton Coast (2006) 1,566 copies
The Wrecker (2009) 1,518 copies
Medusa (2009) — Author — 1,509 copies
The Silent Sea (2010) 1,457 copies
Dark Watch (2005) 1,442 copies
The Spy (2010) 1,344 copies
Lost Empire (2010) 1,269 copies
The Jungle (2011) 1,250 copies
Poseidon's Arrow (2012) 1,189 copies
The Sea Hunters (1996) 1,187 copies
The Race (2011) 1,023 copies
The Kingdom (2011) — Author — 1,006 copies
Devil's Gate (2011) 995 copies
The Tombs (2012) 953 copies
The Thief (2012) 896 copies
Havana Storm (2014) 874 copies
Mirage (2012) — Author — 869 copies
The Storm (2012) 869 copies
Zero Hour (2013) 840 copies
The Mayan Secrets (2013) 810 copies
The Striker (2013) 767 copies
The Sea Hunters II (2002) 742 copies
Odessa Sea (2016) 729 copies
Ghost Ship (2014) — Author — 715 copies
The Bootlegger (2014) 709 copies
The Pharaoh's Secret (2015) 706 copies
The Eye of Heaven (2014) 691 copies
Piranha (2015) 649 copies
The Solomon Curse (2015) 649 copies
The Emperor's Revenge (2016) 629 copies
Celtic Empire (2019) 620 copies
The Assassin (2015) 604 copies
The Gangster (2016) 587 copies
Typhoon Fury (2017) 577 copies
Pirate (2016) 557 copies
Nighthawk (2017) 547 copies
The Romanov Ransom (2017) 546 copies
The Cutthroat (2011) 534 copies
The Rising Sea (2018) 531 copies
The Gray Ghost (2018) 498 copies
Shadow Tyrants (2018) 459 copies
Sea of Greed (2018) 438 copies
Dirk Pitt Revealed (1998) 419 copies
Final Option (2019) 398 copies
The Titanic Secret (2019) 394 copies
The Oracle (2019) 392 copies
Journey of the Pharaohs (2020) 373 copies
Marauder (2020) 366 copies
Wrath of Poseidon (2020) 363 copies
Fast Ice (2021) 340 copies
The Saboteurs (2021) 281 copies
The Adventures of Vin Fiz (2006) 278 copies
Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can't Put Down (2009) — Editor — 234 copies
The Kingdom - Lost City (2012) 31 copies
Built to Thrill (2016) 20 copies
Atlantis Found / Vixen 03 (2006) 10 copies
The Numa Files Gift Set (2002) 8 copies
Deep Six / Cyclops (1994) 8 copies
No title 3 copies
Thriller 2.1 (2013) 3 copies
Siste utvei (2022) 2 copies
Il segreto dei maya (1998) 2 copies
The thrill (2014) 2 copies
Dødens øye (2018) 2 copies
Mar de Ganância - eBook (2020) 2 copies
Illusjonen (2017) 2 copies
Oro nero (2022) 2 copies
Muta c♯ao polar (2007) 2 copies
Spøkelsesskipet (2017) 2 copies
Sydney i fare (2023) 2 copies
Mayday! 2 copies
La Course (2014) 2 copies
Opprørerne (2023) 1 copy
Tyrannenes brorskap (2021) 1 copy
Gullet fra Sparta (2017) 1 copy
Cyclops / Sea Hunters (1997) 1 copy
Dark Vector 1 copy
Det fjerde rike (2018) 1 copy
Přízrak (2014) 1 copy
Stillhetens sjø (2016) 1 copy
Os Caprichos (2004) 1 copy
A szent kő 1 copy
Grådig hav (2023) 1 copy
Il vortice 1 copy
Night Moves 1 copy
Spøkelsesskipet (2017) 1 copy
Potop (2009) 1 copy
Secret Sea 1 copy
Oversvømmelsen (2022) 1 copy
The Oracle 1 copy
Stillhetens sjø (2015) 1 copy
La Fosse du diable (2017) 1 copy
Imperiul pierdut (2011) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Devil's Sea (2021) 352 copies
Reader's Digest Today's Best Nonfiction 42 (1997) — Co-Author — 6 copies

Tagged

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Common Knowledge

Legal name
Cussler, Clive Eric
Birthdate
1931-07-15
Date of death
2020-02-24
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Aurora, Illinois, USA
Place of death
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Places of residence
Alhambra, California, USA
Education
Pasadena City College
State University of New York Maritime College (Ph.D|1997)
Occupations
marine archaeologist
novelist
aircraft mechanic
flight engineer
copywriter
creative director
Relationships
Cussler, Dirk (son)
Knight, Barbara (wife)
Organizations
United States Air Force
National Underwater and Marine Agency (Founder)
American Society of Oceanographers
Explorers Club of New York
Royal Geographic Society
Awards and honors
ITW Thrillermaster (2006)
Disambiguation notice
Dirk Cussler is his son and co-author. Do not combine their individual author pages with each other or with any of the variant pages that include both their names. Thank you for your help.

Members

Discussions

Chat in Book Discussion : Marauder by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison (June 2023)
Chat in Book Discussion : Final Option by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison (February 2020)
Let’s Meet... in Book Discussion : Final Option by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison (February 2020)
Let’s Meet.. in Book Discussion : Shadow Tyrants by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison (August 2019)
Chat in Book Discussion : Shadow Tyrants by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison (August 2019)
Meet the author... in Book Discussion : Typhoon Fury by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison (December 2018)
Chat in Book Discussion : Typhoon Fury by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison (December 2018)
Chat in Book Discussion : The Emperor’s Revenge by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison (August 2018)
Meet the Author in Book Discussion : The Emperor’s Revenge by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison (August 2018)
Chat in Book Discussion : Piranha by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison (July 2018)
Meet the Authors in Book Discussion : Piranha by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison (June 2018)
Chat in Book Discussion : Mirage by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul (March 2018)
Chat in Book Discussion : The Jungle by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul (November 2017)
Chat in Book Discussion : The Silent Sea by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul (August 2017)
Chat in Book Discussion : Corsair by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul (April 2017)
Chat in Book Discussion - Plague Ship by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul (January 2017)
Pre Group Read Discussion in Book Discussion : Skeleton Coast by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul (September 2016)
Pre Group Read Discussion in Book Discussion : Dark Watch (July 2016)

Reviews

I enjoyed this fantastic adventure story. It's over-the-top in a good way and it's a good read: non-stop action.
 
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BrianEWilliams | 6 other reviews | May 23, 2024 |
A real slog. Not my cup of tea.
½
 
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MustangGuy | 8 other reviews | May 13, 2024 |
Serpent: a Novel from the Numa files was not what I expected. There seemed to be less action than in past stories and it got bogged down in the middle with all the archeology background. Usually, Cussler's books are difficult to put down. I fell asleep while reading on many nights while trying to get through this story. The ending also seemed rushed - everything was answered and cleaned up within the last two chapters. I'll take a break from Cussler and get my adrenalin flowing elsewhere.
 
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JPodlaski | 19 other reviews | Mar 7, 2024 |
I liked the idea of a ship and a train as possible places to explore with a hero who is always right and can do the incredible. Also, I like how many of the references used are or were in existence. I did not like how many political men were involved in the story because it confused who was who—I wondered where the truth was on some historical details. I didn't particularly appreciate how unscrupulous officials can be.
½
 
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Huba.Library | 18 other reviews | Feb 20, 2024 |

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Statistics

Works
196
Also by
16
Members
124,954
Popularity
#59
Rating
½ 3.6
Reviews
1,763
ISBNs
3,916
Languages
26
Favorited
221

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