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Submerged: Adventures of America's Most Elite Underwater Archeology Team

Submerged Adventures of America s Most Elite Underwater Archeology Team Adventure nonfiction at its best by the co author with Gene Hackman of Wake of the Perdido Star Submerged is Daniel Lenihan s remarkable story of years as founder and head of the Submerged Cultur

  • Title: Submerged: Adventures of America's Most Elite Underwater Archeology Team
  • Author: Daniel Lenihan
  • ISBN: 9781557045058
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Adventure nonfiction at its best by the co author, with Gene Hackman, of Wake of the Perdido Star.Submerged is Daniel Lenihan s remarkable story of 25 years as founder and head of the Submerged Cultural Resource Unit SCRU ranging from ancient ruins covered by reservoirs in the desert Southwest to a World War II submarine off the Alaskan coast from the Isle Royale shipwrAdventure nonfiction at its best by the co author, with Gene Hackman, of Wake of the Perdido Star.Submerged is Daniel Lenihan s remarkable story of 25 years as founder and head of the Submerged Cultural Resource Unit SCRU ranging from ancient ruins covered by reservoirs in the desert Southwest to a World War II submarine off the Alaskan coast from the Isle Royale shipwrecks in the frigid Lake Superior to the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor from the HL Hunley, the first submarine in history to sink an enemy ship, in Charleston Harbor to the ships sunk by atomic bombs at Bikini Atoll, and much .

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    1. I enjoyed this book very much. Tales of and Elite Underwater Archeology Dive Team for the National Park Service. Talks about cave diving, body retrieval, ship wrecks, diving in Hawaii, Florida, Great Lakes, Pearl Harbor, Aleutian Islands, Bikini, etc. Gave a glimpse of how this dive team helps to protect our nation's history. Engrossing.For MMD 2017 Reading Challenge #1, Reading for Fun #7 - a book in a genre you usually avoid.

    2. I was looking forward to this book since I've enjoyed many others about diving/shipwrecks and am a pretty big history fan. However, I could barely get through this book. I kept waiting for some amazing discovery or exciting dive but nothing much ever happens. They usually just dive, look at an old boat, map it and leave. For example, they trek deep into a site in Hawaii to explore a lake no one's ever dived. They look around, have some trouble getting stuff back up a helicopter and leave finding [...]

    3. When he's talking about the actual dive adventures, it's fantastic. However everything else is kind of boring and he comes off as an asshole with an overinflated sense of self worth.

    4. I'm never going to do this myself - dive in caves and underwater buildings and shipwrecks of pirate ships and warships. So I'll just read books like this. This is a book about a life's work written by an archaeologist who headed a special diving unit that was part of the National Park Service. The book is largely in chronological order, which can be a little disjointed, as they skip around geographically, and sometimes visit the same wreck several chapters apart. Despite the lack of literary str [...]

    5. This is a book I read carefully from cover to cover - no skimming or scanning - because I wanted to catch every word and detail. How interesting it was to learn about the efforts to preserve underwater archaeological sites through the National Parks Service. How touching and informative to read about the Arizona in Pearl Harbor, and the respect these people have for her and the bodies that went down with her and still remain there. Places like Nan Madol, and the caves in Florida, and the towns c [...]

    6. Actually, this is a really fascinating account about how SCRU (the Submerged Cultural Resources Unit) was started as a part of the National Park Service in the early 1970s. I loved it because of the diving of course, but I think any adventure seeker would enjoy living vicariously through Lenihan be it cave diving or tropical Micronesian diving. There is also a very touching account of the teams dive aboard the USS Arizona.

    7. Loved this book - anyone who's interested in the preservation of historical sites should read this book. The author has the ability to weave history throughout his modern narrative so that we never forget the importance of the dive sites. If you don't normally read non-fiction I would say make an exception for this book.

    8. I loved this book and didn't want to put it down each night. The book follows the creation of the Nationsl Parks Service's SCRU program. It misuses two of the things I most love: scuba diving and history. While non-fiction, the book reads like a fiction novel. Lenihan shares stories of SCRU's 30 year existence with him as head. He shares stories from around the world as well as life lessons.

    9. I could not get through it. I ditched reading it 7/8ths of the way through. I thought it would be fascinating, as i got my open water diving cert last year. Turns out, this book is so badly written, that it is unreadable.

    10. This was an excellent read. I found the book both informative and interesting as Dan Lenihan gives his personal perspective on the creation and operations of the NPS SCRU team.

    11. Very enjoyable. If you like 'procedural' shows, Pirates, adventure, the occasional grim reminder and are a diver or an aspirational diver this book will be a joy for you.

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