Robert Kurson

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General Information

Name: Robert Kurson

Pen Name: None

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

Website: www.robertkurson.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robert.kurson

Twitter: https://twitter.com/robertkurson

GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6243.Robert_Kurson

Email: robert@robertkurson.com


Illinois Connection

Kurson grew up in the Chicago suburbs and still resides there today.

Biographical and Professional Information

Robert Kurson is best known for his 2004 bestselling book, Shadow Divers, the true story of two Americans who discover a World War II German U-boat sunk 60 miles off the coast of New Jersey. Kurson earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, then a law degree from Harvard Law School. He began his career as an attorney practicing real estate law.

Kurson's professional writing career began at the Chicago Sun-Times, where he started as a sports agate clerk and soon gained a full-time features writing job. In 2000, Esquire published "My Favorite Teacher," his first magazine story, which became a finalist for a National Magazine Award. He moved from the Sun-Times to Chicago magazine, then to Esquire, where he won a National Magazine Award and was a contributing editor for years. His stories have appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications.

Published Works

  • The Official Three Stooges Encyclopedia: The Ultimate Knucklehead's Guide to Stoogedom, Contemporary Books, 1998
  • The Official Three Stooges Cookbook, Contemporary Books, 1998
  • Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Lost Mysteries of World War II, Random House, 2004
  • Crashing Through: The Extraordinary True Story of the Man Who Dared to See, Random House, 2008
  • Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship, Random House, 2015

Titles at Your Library

The Official Three Stooges Cookbook

ISBN: 0809229293
Release Date: 1998-11

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Crashing Through: The Extraordinary True Story of the Man Who Dared to See

ISBN: 0812973682
Release Date: 2008-08-19

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Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship

ISBN: 1400063361
Release Date: 2015-06-16

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Literary Awards

Shadow Divers:The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Lost Mysteries of World War II

  • New York Times Bestseller
  • Book of the Year, American Booksellers Association, 2005

Crashing Through: The Extraordinary True Story of the Man Who Dared to See

  • New York Times Bestseller

Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship

  • 2016 ILLINOIS READS Book

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact:

Sally Marvin at Random House at 212-572-2141 or smarvin@penguinrandomhouse.com.

External Links

Robert Kurson on WorldCat


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