- Raise the Titanic! -
by Clive Cussler
York: The Viking Press, (1976)
First published in 1976 by The Viking Press Cloth
Price on dust jacket $8.95
ISBN # 0-670-58933-0
From the dust jacket, "The Sicilian Project is
the undercover plan of the decade. It is undoubtedly
the best-kept secret since the atomic bomb. And it's
the President's baby. If successful, it will create
a defense network that will insure America's security
from foreign attack for the foreseeable future. The
sole hitch is that the project requires a quantity
of Byzantium, an extremely rare element. In fact,
it looks as though the only Byzantium in the world
lies in the hold of R.M.S. Titanic, sunk in 1912 and
still resting more than twelve thousand feet deep
in the North Atlantic. The task is simple enough:
Raise the Titanic! The man in charge of the mission
is Dirk Pitt, jack-of-all-trades and master of-most.
Using highly sophisticated submersible equipment,
Pitt sets to work at his Herculean job. The presence
of two Russian spies doesn't help, nor does the intervention
of one very nasty lady, Hurricane Amanda. For balance,
however, there is one very sweet lady who doesn't
in the least resemble your average marine archaeologist.
Clive Cussler has accomplished a remarkable feat in
blending high melodrama with exhaustively sound scientific
research; the Titanic could be raised today. Mr. Cussler's
novel will satisfy the connoisseur of that doomed
liner's incredible history, and it will grip anyone
with a taste for pure adventure."
was the "break-out" book for Clive Cussler.
Many reader's will tell you that this is their favorite
Clive Cussler novel.
UK Cussler fans! The DVD for the movie Raise the Titanic
was released on DVD for Region 2 users:
Date: 11 August, 2003
picture of the box (with the obvious errors), most
notably giving the credit: "Based on a novel
by Adam Kennedy", who did the screen play, and
we all know the Grand Master of Adventure Clive Cussler
wrote the novel.