06 January 2008

SHADOW DIVERS - Robert Kurston

Finished Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II - Robert Kurston. It's nonfiction and I am not always drawn to nonfiction, let alone WW II books. Granted this didn't take place in WW II, rather about a U-boat that deep wreck divers found off of the coast of New Jersey and what these two men did to find its identity and all that the journey entailed. A very good book and I could only wish for more time to read it through the last part of December and into this month.
I felt for the two main characters, John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, in their quest (it can't be described as anything else) for the identity of the U-boat and the toll it took on their personal lives. Loss of marriages and deaths of friends and fellow divers. The very warm and sad epilogue was perfect.

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