Author: Clive Cussler

About Author Meet Clive Cussler, a renowned author who has captivated readers since 1965 with his thrilling novels. Best known for his continuous series featuring the fearless Dirk Pitt, Cussler has established himself as a master of the adventure genre. But his talents don't stop there - he also delves into non-fiction, particularly his expertise in shipwrecks. In fact, Cussler's knowledge on maritime history is so impressive that the Board of Governors of the Maritime College awarded him a Doctor of Letters degree in 1997, making him an internationally recognized authority on the subject. In his quest to preserve American maritime and naval history, Cussler founded the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA), a non-profit organization named after the fictional Federal agency in his novels. Through NUMA, Cussler and his team of marine experts and volunteers have discovered over 60 historically significant wreck sites, including some incredible finds. Among these are the Confederate submarine Hunley and its Union victim, the Housatonic, as well as the U-20, the notorious U-boat that sank the Lusitania. His expeditions have also uncovered the wreckage of the Cumberland, sunk by the Merrimack during the Civil War, and the pirate ship Florida. Cussler's dedication to preserving maritime history extends beyond his expeditions. NUMA's website, launched in 1998, provides a wealth of information for those interested in maritime history. It also gives readers the opportunity to make donations to support the organization's important work. Not only is Cussler a prolific writer and historian, but he is also highly regarded in the field of exploration. He is a fellow of both the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London, and he has been honored with the prestigious Lowell Thomas Award for his outstanding contributions to underwater exploration. With his books translated into more than 40 languages and published in over 100 countries, Cussler's thrilling tales have reached readers far and wide. Some of his most popular works include "Raise the Titanic," "Sahara," and "Treasure of Kahn." In a delightful collaboration with his son, Dirk Cussler, he has also penned several novels, including "Arctic Drift" and "Treasure." When Cussler isn't writing or embarking on expeditions, he calls Arizona home. It's no surprise that such an adventurous spirit would feel drawn to the vast landscapes of the Southwest. Whether you're a fan of gripping adventures, a history enthusiast, or simply someone looking for an enthralling read, Clive Cussler's books are sure to transport you to thrilling worlds filled with danger and excitement. So dive into the pages of his novels and prepare to be swept away on a grand adventure like no other.