Monthly Archives: September 2011

Staff Picks – Shadow Divers

Shadow Divers: The true adventure of two Americans who risked everything to solve one of the last mysteries of World War II by Robert Kurson

This is an intense, and at times tense, account of two deep sea divers who became involved in identifying the wreck of a World War II German U-boat that was discovered 200 feet underwater off the coast of New Jersey. The lack of firm historical information about the submarine engulfed the lives of John Chatterton, then Richie Kohler, who were determined to discover the identification of the submarine, both to set the history books straight and to contact the families of the deceased German mariners.

Author Kurson researched as much as did Chatterton and Kohler—the latter two men in their efforts to identify the sub; the author to impart the details of this amazing story.

The reader gets involved also, in the dangers of deep sea diving, the obsession of both Chatterton and Kohler—obsessions that destroyed two marriages—and the eerie history of this part of World War II—submarines that navigated along the coast of our United States in search of ships to destroy.

From beginning to end, this is a book full of adventure, history, personal insight, and passion.

Recommended by: Paula at Main

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Staff Picks – Sarah’s Key

The main library has finished its renovations, so we can pick back up with weekly reviews again! Thanks for sticking around and being patient. 🙂

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

A moving story of ten-year-old Sarah and her family, who were arrested by French Police and taken by the Nazis. Read what Sarah does before she is arrested and her desperate plan to return home. A must read, with a motion picture due out soon.

Recommended by: Mitzy at Sophia

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