- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Putnam; 1st edition (October 27, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0399158103
- ISBN-13: 978-0399158100
- Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 65 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #615,243 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt Hardcover – October 27, 2011
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About the Author
Clive Cussler is the author of more than fifty previous books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt®, NUMA® Files, Oregon Files, Isaac Bell, and Fargo. His nonfiction works include Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, plus The Sea Hunters and The Sea Hunters II; these describe the true adventures of the real NUMA, which, led by Cussler, searches for lost ships of historic significance. With his crew of volunteers, Cussler has discovered more than sixty ships, including the long-lost Confederate ship Hunley. He lives in Colorado and Arizona.
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Top customer reviews
The pictures are really well done, the paper quality is good and there is lots to look at. You don't just get one small picture of each car but you often get multiple pictures showing the exterior, the interior and anything of special interest, such as specialty hub caps. The detail is great and I couldn't be happier with the quality.
The description of each car is good yet not overly technical. I enjoy the way each description is written and don't think that I will grow bored over looking through this book in the days, months and years to come.
The bonus feature is knowing the background story of the novels that Dirk Pitt appears in while driving one of these cars, or maybe even our good Van Dorn Detective Isaac Bell.
I was a bit taken back by the cost, but then realized that this is a coffee table book and would have lots of color pictures that are not cheap to print and reproduce.
After receiving my copy, I'm pleased with the quality and with the price. I will enjoy this book for many years to come and think if you are a Clive Cussler fan and enjoy cars that you will also enjoy this book.