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Robert Kurson

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Robert Kurson earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, then a law degree from Harvard Law School. His award-winning stories have appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, and Esquire, where he is a contributing editor. He is the author of Crashing Through and Shadow Divers. Crashing Through is based on Kurson’s 2006 National Magazine Award-winning profile in Esquire. He lives in Chicago. Visit the author’s website at www.robertkurson.com.

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Crashing Through
The Extraordinary True Story of the Man Who Dared to See
Written by Robert Kurson


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 19, 2008
Price: $16.00

Mike May spent his life crashing through. Blinded at age three, he defied expectations by breaking world records in downhill speed skiing, joining the CIA, and becoming a successful inventor, entrepreneur, and family man. He had never yearned for vision. Then, in 1999, a chance encounter brought startling news: a revolutionary... Read more >

Crashing Through
A True Story of Risk, Adventure, and the Man Who Dared to See
Written by Robert Kurson


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 15, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Shadow Divers
The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II
Written by Robert Kurson


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 24, 2005
Price: $16.00

2005 BOOK SENSE BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD, NON-FICTION

"...[A] superlative journalistic narrative...." --Publishers Weekly

In the tradition of Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air and Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect Storm comes a true tale of riveting adventure in which two weekend scuba divers risk everything to solve a great historical mystery–and make history... Read more >

Shadow Divers
The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II
Written by Robert Kurson


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 29, 2004
Price: $11.99

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