The life of Clive Cussler (born on July 15, 1931 in Aurora, Illinois) very much parallels that of his hero Dirk Pitt, who’s search for adventure made him find goldmines, whilst showing up at the lakes of the Rockey mountains searching for lost aircrafts.
Clive, together with a crew of volunteers (NUMA®) also discovered over 60 lost ships of historic significance, amongst which the Housatonic (the first ship ever sunk by a submarine), the Florida and the Alabama, but also the U-20, the famous German submarine which sunk the English passengership Lusitania in 1915.
He also found the Hunley, the long lost confederate submarine that sunk the Housatonic in 1864.
Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of fourty-one books. This includes Dirk Pitt® adventures, Kurt Austin novels (with Paul Kemprecos), Juan Cabrillo Oregon series novels (with Jack Du Brul), Fargo adventures (with Grant Blackwood) and Isaac Bell (with Justin Scott). He is also the author of the nonfiction series The Sea Hunters. With his novel Black Wind, he introduces his son Dirk Cussler as coauthor. The first book with Jack Du Brul as co-author is Dark Watch. With The Chase, released in November 2007 he introduces a new character Isaac Bell, a detective who has caught thieves and killers coast to coast and the action starts back in 1906. These series are now co-written with Justin Scott. The Since the Bell series, new characters have been introduced: Sam and Remi Fargo, a series which is co-written with Grant Blackwood.
Clive Cussler collects classic automobiles. The Cussler Museum is dedicated to the preservation of astounding rare and vintage automobiles from all over the world.
This extensive collection of over 100 significant automobiles, ranging in years from 1906 to 1965.
Cussler Museum • 14959 W. 69th Avenue • Arvada, CO 80007