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Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship - Robert Kurson
Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE • A thrilling adventure of danger and deep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of Shadow Divers Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two... show more
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE • A thrilling adventure of danger and deep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of Shadow Divers Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men—John Chatterton and John Mattera—are willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister. At large during the Golden Age of Piracy in the seventeenth century, Bannister should have been immortalized in the lore of the sea—his exploits more notorious than Blackbeard’s, more daring than Kidd’s. But his story, and his ship, have been lost to time. If Chatterton and Mattera succeed, they will make history—it will be just the second time ever that a pirate ship has been discovered and positively identified. Soon, however, they realize that cutting-edge technology and a willingness to lose everything aren’t enough to track down Bannister’s ship. They must travel the globe in search of historic documents and accounts of the great pirate’s exploits, face down dangerous rivals, battle the tides of nations and governments and experts. But it’s only when they learn to think and act like pirates—like Bannister—that they become able to go where no pirate hunters have gone before. Fast-paced and filled with suspense, fascinating characters, history, and adventure, Pirate Hunters is an unputdownable story that goes deep to discover truths and souls long believed lost.Praise for Pirate Hunters“You won’t want to put [it] down.”—Los Angeles Times “An exceptional adventure . . . Highly recommended to readers who delight in adventure, suspense, and the thrill of discovering history at their fingertips.”—Library Journal (starred review) “A terrific read . . . The book gallops along at a blistering pace, shifting us deftly between the seventeenth century and the present day.”—Diver “Nonfiction with the trademarks of a novel: the plots and subplots, the tension and suspense . . . [Kurson has] found gold.”—The Dallas Morning News “Rollicking . . . a fascinating [story] about the world of pirates, piracy, and priceless treasures.”—The Boston Globe “[Kurson’s] narration is just as engrossing as the subject.”—The Christian Science Monitor “A wild ride [and an] extraordinary adventure . . . Kurson’s own enthusiasm, combined with his copious research and an eye for detail, makes for one of the most mind-blowing pirate stories of recent memory, one that even the staunchest landlubber will have a hard time putting down.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)“The two contemporary pirate-ship seekers of Mr. Kurson’s narrative are as daring, intrepid, tough and talented as Blood and Sparrow—and Bannister. . . . As depicted by the author, they are real-life Hemingway heroes.”—The Wall Street Journal “[Kurson] takes his knowledge of the underwater world and applies it to the ‘Golden Age of Piracy’ . . . thrillingly detailing the highs and lows of chasing not just gold and silver but also history.”—Booklist“A great thriller full of tough guys and long odds . . . and: It’s all true.”—Lee ChildFrom the Hardcover edition.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780812973693 (0812973690)
ASIN: 0812973690
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Non Fiction, History
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3.5 Review of Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson
3.5 stars - a fun book that looks at the search and discovery of a pirate ship from the Golden Age of Piracy. The main focus of the book is on the two divers and their personal histories, but there is enough history here of the age of pirates to make it worth the read for those looking at a history...
Toni
Toni rated it
5.0 "Pirate Hunters", by Robert Kurson
Treasure, Obsessions, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate ShipYou need to be obsessed by pirates and be a tough and resilient person with deep pockets, willing to invest a lot time and put family life on the back burner to track down sunken galleons.In “Pirate Hunters” treasure hunter Tracy Bowden...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it
5.0 PIRATE HUNTERS: TREASURE, OBSESSION, AND THE SERACH FOR A LEGENDARY PIRATE SHIP by Robert Kurson
Interesting read. I liked how he showed every phase of the operation to find the Golden Fleece. The team had to do historical research on the time period and the pirate Joseph Bannister. They did the search and dived to find artifacts and then had experts ascertain their time periods on the artifact...
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady rated it
4.0 Pirate Hunters
My copy courtesy Random House/Net Galley - much thanks! Pirate Hunters covers both the search for a pirate flagship from the "golden age of piracy" (roughly 1650-1720), sunk off of the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean in 1686, and the pasts of both the main searchers (from Vietnam to the fringe...
Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it
4.0 Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
This was a pretty interesting story. I learned alot about diving & treasure hunting that I didn't know before but I almost just gave it 3 stars because there was a whole lot of redundancy in the writing which is my biggest pet peeve when reading a book. No one wants to hear the same thing told 5 dif...
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