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Raise the Titanic! By Clive Cussler Raise the Titanic The President s secret task force has developed an unprecedented defensive weapon that relies on an extremely rare radioactive element and Dirk Pitt has followed a twisted trail to a secret cache of t

  • Title: Raise the Titanic!
  • Author: Clive Cussler
  • ISBN: 9780425194522
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Raise the Titanic! By Clive Cussler The President s secret task force has developed an unprecedented defensive weapon that relies on an extremely rare radioactive element and Dirk Pitt has followed a twisted trail to a secret cache of the substance Now, racing against brutal storms, Soviet spies, and a ticking clock, Pitt begins his most thrilling mission to raise from its watery grave the shipwreck of thThe President s secret task force has developed an unprecedented defensive weapon that relies on an extremely rare radioactive element and Dirk Pitt has followed a twisted trail to a secret cache of the substance Now, racing against brutal storms, Soviet spies, and a ticking clock, Pitt begins his most thrilling mission to raise from its watery grave the shipwreck of the century
    Raise the Titanic! By Clive Cussler

    Raise the Titanic Aug , A group of Americans are interested in raising the ill fated ocean liner R.M.S Titanic One of the team members finds out the Russians also have plans to raise the ship from its watery grave Why all the interest A rare mineral on board could be used to power a sound beam that will knock any missile out of the air when entering us airspace. Raise the Titanic film Raise the Titanic Rotten Tomatoes Aug , Based on the Clive Cussler best selling novel, Raise the Titanic is an exciting Cold War thriller While tracking down a shipment of a rare mineral with military potential, retired Navy captain Raise the Titanic Raise the Titanic Dirk Pitt, by Clive Cussler Written in , Raise the Titanic was the fourth book to feature Cussler s manly hero, Dirk Pitt Rugged, taciturn, ex Navy, knows a lot about boats Also charmer with the ladies, who don t really figure much in the book.

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    1. Jennifer on said:

      I think I was in high school when Kate Winslet stood on the bow of the Titanic and let Leonardo DiCaprio take her in his arms as their doomed love affair began onscreen I saw not only what the Titanic looked like from its final resting place on the bottom of the sea, but also James Cameron s lovingly crafted vision of the Titanic when she sailed on her maiden voyage This said, Clive Cussler s original imagining of the raising of the Titanic was breathtaking It was not hard to believe in a world [...]

    2. Scott Rhee on said:

      Clive Cussler s novel Raise the Titanic screams manliness Written in 1976, Raise the Titanic was the fourth book to feature Cussler s manly hero, Dirk Pitt Rugged, taciturn, ex Navy, knows a lot about boats Also charmer with the ladies, who don t really figure much in the book Women have three purposes secretarial, sexual, or villainous It s not that Cussler doesn t like women, it s just that he doesn t have a lot of things for them to do, and he s not quite sure what to do with them when they r [...]

    3. Feliks on said:

      The cover blurb really, is not fibbing when it gleefully informs you that this is Dirk Pitt s greatest adventure for, it truly is Its a one of a kind conception A unique reading experience in the annals of all paperback thrillers past, present, and future It s surprising to realize that this is chronologically not the first Dirk Pitt novel But its certainly the one which brought his author, Clive Cussler, international fame Simply stated, Cussler knocks the ball out of the park with this one I c [...]

    4. Eric on said:

      I decided to read a Dirk Pitt book after noticing that Sahara, a Matthew McConaughy movie I enjoyed a while back, was based on a literary character I decided to read this book instead of Sahara since I was not familiar with the specific story, but was familiar with the ship As for this book, it was interesting although beyond unrealistic at times It was fairly well written, although I would not call it spellbinding.I did have a few specific gripes with the book spoilers follow Although it is a D [...]

    5. Martin Pierce on said:

      I ve always been a fan of the Dirk Pitt novels I read them when I was in my 20 s and loved them Back then, I would have given all of them 5 stars Now that I ve read far books in a lot of different genres, I m critical I m re reading through these novels, and up to this one have been a bit disappointed than I am with 4 I remember liking this one a lot than the others 20 years ago as well The plotting is intricate, and Pitt s character is developed, showing a side that he hasn t in the first [...]

    6. Rob on said:

      Each time I m tempted to laugh at Cussler, I remind myself that back in 75, Titanic wasn t the world s most over exposed shipwreck that would happen ten years later My knowledge of reality vs, Cussler s assumptions aside, this yarn goes well enough until, for some reason, Cussler seems to lose his mind He discards a character he s gotten us to invest ourselves in, insures the happiness of one he hasn t, and generally lets the whole thing take a turn downhill At the end of the novel, I m left won [...]

    7. Samantha Fontien on said:

      This was my first taste of Clive Cussler I read this in 1984 as a fourteen year old As you can imagine I fell hopelessly in love with Dirk Pitt and I still AM LOL, My Father was a huge Cussler Fan and had every book I choose this one first because it was about the Titanic and I love Titanic stuff after I finished this I read everything by him in a month, my father was very proud of me and we had the most wonderful discussions on every book C.Cussler s writing is fantastic as a stand ALONE author [...]

    8. Jim Razinha on said:

      Context is everythingd should probably be considered when re reading early Cussler books He might have thought he was crafting a strong female character, must he was sexist through and through in attempting it Think 20 something male and a culture of Hugh Hefner in the 70s with an underwater James Bond who never fails to get the girl, even in the most remote environments and you ll get the picture As this was just his third novel, Cussler had yet to perfect his maddening habit of having his char [...]

    9. Krys on said:

      I have avoided Clive Cussler like the plague due to him being one of two authors he tried desperately to push on me and my brother growing up He swore by Dirk Pitt as the symbol of adventure and patriotism and I tell you I never knew one day I d pick up the book and be writing a review like this.I was pleasantly surprised by how this book turned out What started out for me as a slow and overly political book about spies and Russians and Americans and espionage turned into a very intense experien [...]

    10. Todd Russell on said:

      When I was younger I enjoyed reading the James Bond books and Clive Cussler s Dirk Pitt is sort of like James Bond in the Navy He s got the attitude and charisma with the ladies anyway Raise the Titanic is an exciting read for fans of the Titanic The story is written to happen in 1988 but was actually written in the 70s There is valuable material buried in a vault inside the Titanic that the United States wants and spends hundreds of millions to have a team of specialists led by NUMA man Dirk Pi [...]

    11. Steve on said:

      I saw the movie Raise the Titanic way back when I was a little kid and had a fondness for the movie which I suspect was a really, really bad movie given that it disappeared quickly and has never been seen since Mostly I remember the Titanic surfacing and thinking wow, that was cool So I thought the book would be fun, too.It s not It s awful terrible horrible even by my standards for thrillers, which can be pretty good even when they re pretty bad Now, I love a good thriller, but I had a hard tim [...]

    12. Emanuela on said:

      Ogni tanto mi piace leggere libri di Cussler, sempre ricchi di colpi di scena, della serie leggo l ultima pagina e smetto ma poi le pagine diventano due, tre e cos via.Un bel romanzo di avventura e spionaggio che si legge tutto d un fiato e che piacer sicuramente anche ai cultori del Titanic Le cose che non ho apprezzato riguardano i protagonisti, sono davvero troppi e mi hanno creato confusione nel ricordarne i nomi, di alcuni, invece, mi sarebbe piaciuta una descrizione pi approfondita.

    13. Noamhoffman on said:

      If you like mystery and action then this is the book fore you It has a lot of mastery and action and many, many thrilling moments

    14. Ross Armstrong on said:

      This wasn t the first Dirk Pitt novel, but it was the one that firmly established Cussler s formula The story opens aboard the Titanic in 1912 A mystery is set up Move to the near future Yes, the future The book was published in 1976 but set in 1987 The U.S is working on a Star Wars style missile defense program but the only power source strong enough is a rare mineral that can only be found on a Russian owned island Dirk Pitt is sent to investigate and discovers that the ore was mined out back [...]

    15. Rory on said:

      My first read in the Dirk Pitt adventure series What a story A brilliant twist on the story of the ill fated Titanic Excellent prelude Plot was built and always kept me guessing and wondering where it was going Then with a few pages of reading the answer became apparent over and over again From espionage, marinetime salvaging, political conflicts, a disturbing love affair, brutal hurricanes and sabotage is an arms race between two super powers The prize for what is thought to be on the Titanic [...]

    16. Greg Strandberg on said:

      Good book, but certainly not my favorite in the Dirk Pitt canon I think Iceberg was better than this one.But this one made Clive Cussler famous, and all those expensive cars on the back covers possible.So you should read it And know that this series gets a whole lot better, the action intense, and it all eventually looks like raising the Titanic was child s play Yeah, saving the world ain t a walk in the park, folks

    17. Steph on said:

      I ve had trouble reading the past few years or so, and so when a friend handed me this book I was a little skeptical But it s engaging, easy to read and fun The only parts tough to stomach are some sexism that places the author squarely as an artifact of his time, but otherwise an engaging read Additionally, I love the subject of the Titanic so I m sure that added to my enjoyment.

    18. Michael Hendrickson on said:

      good book I had seen the movie Raise the titanic a few years ago and I happened to find the book at a used book store glad I read the book it happens to have a totally different ending then the movie itself and as usual the book goes into detail

    19. Ryan Burt on said:

      Actually i really enjoyed this book Hooked me right from the beginning Don t get me wrong it wasn t like it was a masterpiece But very entertaining Good fun read.

    20. L.M. Mountford on said:

      I should have probably done my research before trying to read this.You see, i am doing reasearch for my own novel based on the decks of the doomed liner This book came up in my googling, so i bought it However, what i didn t know was this was published in 1980 Five years before the Titanic s wreck was discovered.There was also a lot of creative liscence taken with this story or i hope, otherwise Cussler should have really done his reasearch furrowly , so that makes it practically useless for re [...]

    21. Mark Harrison on said:

      Decent story Valuable minerals hidden on the Titanic and the Russians compete with our hero Dirk Pitt to get themWritten in 1976 so the ship was still a mystery and the salvage attempt is exciting Good story and great fun but still troubled by authors writing of women all the secretaries are large breasted and even one incidental waitress flashes her panties for no reason at all Doubtless writing was different then but find it grating.

    22. Candee on said:

      This is my favorite book of all time Years later, I gave a copy to my daughter and she loved it She began reading the books from the beginning In fact, my whole family from my 97 year old father, to my brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, anticipate each book s arrival Can t recommend Cussler enough

    23. Christian, Kelanth, Scala on said:

      Recuperate il Titanic , in originale Raise the Titanic un libro del 1976, romanzo del genere avventura di Clive Cussler, che uno scrittore statunitense di romanzi d avventura La carriera di scrittore comincia nel 1965, mentre si ritrovava a badare ai figli la notte per sopperire alla moglie poliziotta Esordisce nella narrativa nel 1973, con la pubblicazione del romanzo Enigma, cronologicamente il secondo romanzo dedicato alle avventure di Dirk Pitt Solo nel 1982 viene pubblicato il primo romanzo [...]

    24. Jing Vilaphong on said:

      Good book I had seen the movie Raise the titanic a few years ago and I happened to find the book at a used book store glad I read the book it happens to have a totally different ending then the movie itself and as usual the book goes into detail

    25. Roopkumar Balachandran on said:

      My third outing with Dirk Pitt adventures The story begins with an insane person who locks himself in the vault of drowning RMS Titanic Then the story opens to present day in Russian territory Novaya Zemlya as mineralogist Dr.Koplin discovers that the only Byzanium ore mine has been completely mined years This Byzanium ore is needed for the US top secret Sicilian project While returning back to his hide out he was shot by Russian, a figure emerges from the snow and saves him, yes, he is our hero [...]

    26. Lynette Lark on said:

      The first Clive Cussler book I ever read I was in Colorado and when I realized that I couldn t snow ski, I needed a book After this, I read almost all of his books until he started collaborating with other writers I fell in love with Dirk Pitt.

    27. Antonella on said:

      2.5 5 Reposaba en el cieno pesadamente, un poco inclinado a babor, con el castillo de proa fijo en un rumbo hacia el sur, como si todav a se esforzara pat ticamente por salir y llegar a las aguas de un puerto que jam s hab a conocido No esperaba mucho de este libro, sinceramente Estaba en mi casa desde hace algunos a os pero mi pap nunca lo hab a le do, hasta que decidi regal rmelo.Voy a ir separando por puntos las cosas que fui notando mientras lo le a.1 El t tulo si bien el tema principal es e [...]

    28. Vincent Noel on said:

      That was frankly bad The Titanic the ultimate penis substitute gets up near the middle of the book It s all downhill from there DIRK PITT is the ALPHA MALE He leaves stains of testosterone and tears of scorned love interests everywhere he goes Men would like to hate him but can t, given he s all they would like to be but aren t So they basically submit to him unbidden, since he s clearly way above everyone in the hidden bros hierarchy Unchecked misogyny explodes Women are alien creatures obsesse [...]

    29. Tim Basuino on said:

      I first read this book back when I was in high school At the time I found the story extremely enticing here was one of history s most famous sinking of a ship with an additional twist that there was a shipment of the extremely rare byzanium in the Titanic s hold when it hit the iceberg on that famous night in April 1912 Three quarters of a century later an international situation, dealing with a Star Wars like plot no less, results in a huge salvage operation ending with the hulk being brought t [...]

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