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  • Published: 3 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9780399184192
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $100.00
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Built To Thrill



Built to Thrill marks a return to Clive Cussler’s stunning collection of rare, classic automobiles, picking back up in 1948 where Built for Adventure left off.

Built to Thrill marks a return to Clive Cussler’s stunning collection of rare, classic automobiles, picking back up in 1948 where Built for Adventure left off.

In striking full-color photographs and engaging commentary, fans of Clive Cussler’s five bestselling series can explore the personal automotive collection of the literary master of mechanical marvels. Readers will explore the history of each model and the story of how it was found and restored, not to mention notes on where some of these dazzling machines have appeared in his novels.

The fins, the fenders, the furious horsepower: Built to Thrill runs straight through the forties, fifties, and sixties, capturing it all.

  • Published: 3 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9780399184192
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $100.00
Categories:

About the author

Clive Cussler

Date: 2002-10-18
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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