Clive Cussler was born in Aurora, Illinois in 1931. He joined the United States Air Force in 1950 and fought in the Korean War. After he left the air force, Cussler worked in the advertising industry. There he produced radio and television commercials, many of which won him awards.
Cussler’s first novel, The Mediterranean Caper, was published in 1973 and he went on to write more than 80 ‘techno-thrillers’. He founded NUMA, the National Underwater and Marine Agency, which has discovered scores of shipwreck sites and is named after a fictional government organisation featured in his novels chronicling the adventures of Dirk Pitt. He also wrote several works of non-fiction about NUMA's discoveries before his death in 2020 at the age of 88.
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