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Robert Kurson

Robert Kurson earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin and a law degree from Harvard Law School. His award-winning stories have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Esquire, where he was a contributing editor. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow Divers, the 2005 American Booksellers Association’s nonfiction Book Sense Book of the Year; Crashing Through, based on Kurson’s 2006 National Magazine Award–winning profile in Esquire of the blind speed skier, CIA analyst, and entrepreneur Mike May; and Pirate Hunters. He lives in Chicago.

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Crashing Through
Written by Robert Kurson
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | August 2008
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7368-6 (0-8129-7368-2)

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






Pirate Hunters
Written by Robert Kurson
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | March 2016
$17.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7369-3 (0-8129-7369-0)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE • A thrilling adventure of danger and deep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of Shadow Divers

Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men—John Chatterton... Read more






Pirate Hunters
Written by Robert Kurson
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | June 2015
$28.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-8041-9466-2 (0-8041-9466-1)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE • A thrilling adventure of danger and deep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of Shadow Divers

Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men—John Chatterton... Read more






Rocket Men
Written by Robert Kurson
Random House | Hardcover | April 2018
$28.00/37.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8870-3 (0-8129-8870-1)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The riveting inside story of three heroic astronauts who took on the challenge of mankind’s historic first mission to the Moon, from the bestselling author of Shadow Divers.

“Robert Kurson tells the tale of Apollo 8 with novelistic detail and immediacy.”—Andy Weir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of...
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Rocket Men
Written by Robert Kurson
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | April 2018
$30.00/40.00(Canada) | 978-0-525-58993-8 (0-525-58993-7)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The riveting inside story of three heroic astronauts who took on the challenge of mankind’s historic first mission to the Moon, from the bestselling author of Shadow Divers.

“Robert Kurson tells the tale of Apollo 8 with novelistic detail and immediacy.”—Andy Weir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of...
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Shadow Divers
Written by Robert Kurson
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | May 2005
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-76098-3 (0-375-76098-9)

New York Times Bestseller 

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 themselves.

For John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, deep wreck diving... Read more





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