Clive Cussler (Author)

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Clive Cussler

Clive Cussler is the author of over twenty-five internationally bestselling books, including the Dirk Pitt adventure series, the NUMA FILES novels and the Oregon Files Adventures.

He grew up in Alhambra, California. He later attended Pasadena City College for two years, but then enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War where he served as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer in the Military Air Transport Service. Upon his discharge, he became a copywriter and later creative director for two leading ad agencies. At that time, he wrote and produced radio and television commercials that won numerous international awards, one at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

Cussler began writing in 1965 and published his first novel featuring Dirk Pitt in 1973. His first non-fiction work, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. Because of this work the Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York considered The Sea Hunters in lieu of a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in May of 1997. It was the first time since the College was founded in 1874 that such a degree was bestowed.

Cussler is the founder the National Underwater & Marine Agency, (NUMA), a non-profit organisation that dedicates itself to American maritime and naval history. In addition to being Chairman of NUMA, Cussler is a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London.

A noted collector of classic automobiles, Cussler owns 85 of the finest examples of custom coachwork and 50's convertibles to be found anywhere. They are garaged near Golden, Colorado. Today, Cussler divides his time between the mountains of Colorado and the deserts of Arizona.

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Book Cover:  Arctic Drift: A Dirk Pitt Adventure
Arctic Drift is a white-knuckle ride of a novel that once picked up you won't want to put down.
Arctic Drift is a white-knuckle ride of a novel that once picked up you won't want to put down.
Published: 19/11/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781405916202
RRP: $19.99
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Book Cover:  Atlantis Found: A Dirk Pitt Adventure
Packed with blistering action and hair-raising suspense, Atlantis Found is Clive Cussler at his brilliant best.
Packed with blistering action and hair-raising suspense, Atlantis Found is Clive Cussler at his brilliant best.
Published: 04/07/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780718159757
RRP: $19.99
Book Cover:  Black Wind: A Dirk Pitt Adventure

In the dark, final days of World War Two, two submarines set out from Japan bearing a deadly virus destined for US cities. But neither boat was heard of again . . .

In the dark, final days of World War Two, two submarines set out from Japan bearing a deadly virus destined for US cities. But neither boat was heard of again . . .

Published: 19/09/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780718197520
RRP: $19.99
Book Cover:  Black Wind: A Dirk Pitt Adventure

In the waning days of World War II, the Japanese tried a last desperate measure – a different kind of kamikaze mission, this one carried out by two submarines bound for the west coast of the United States, their cargo a revolutionary new strain of biological virus. Neither sub made it to the designated target. But that does not mean they were lost.

In the waning days of World War II, the Japanese tried a last desperate measure – a different kind of kamikaze mission, this one carried out by two submarines bound for the west coast of the United...

Published: 06/02/2006
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141020686
RRP: $19.95
Book Cover:  Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dir   k Pitt
The beauty and elegance of these classic automobiles, combined with the astonishing functionality that allows many of them to cruise the highways with ease alongside modern cars, give proof to Cussler's belief that they are no less than 'masterworks of mechanical art.'
The beauty and elegance of these classic automobiles, combined with the astonishing functionality that allows many of them to cruise the highways with ease alongside modern cars, give proof to Cussler's belief that they are no less than 'masterworks of mechanical art.'
Published: 24/01/2012
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780399158100
RRP: $50.00

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31 Mar 2015
2015 Miles Franklin Longlist Announced
We are delighted with the news today that three Penguin Random House authors have been longlisted for the 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award.

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