Robert D Reed Publishers
Lost Tales and Sunken Mysteries by David Finnern
Why does a 120-year-old sunken train lay hidden beneath the waters of a remote mountain lake? Who built the mysterious antiquated submarine discovered beneath a river in downtown Chicago? Did hidden caves in a popular Southern California restaurant once conceal Nazi spies? Does a sunken gambling ship still hide secret treasures? Part history, part real-life adventure, these are but a few of the 23 stories regaled in Lost Tales and Sunken Mysteries by David Finnern.
In the tradition of Indiana Jones, with perhaps a hint of Mark Twain, David Finnern has spent over 35 years diving deep below foreboding waters, trudging through swamps, and exploring jungle rivers – whatever it takes to discover and write about that lost and unknown piece of the past. In Lost Tales and Sunken Mysteries, history becomes breathtaking as only an award-winning adventure writer can make it.
"A true modern-day explorer solves mysteries of the deep with dogged research and investigation. The result is a brilliant and fascinating intersection of history and adventure." ~ Stewart Riley, Author of HELENA STAR: An Epic Adventure through the Murky Underworld of International Drug Smuggling
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Author, explorer, and investigator David Finnern has spent over 35 years searching for shipwrecks and submerged ruins. He has published hundreds of stories on underwater exploration and has written on assignments for such magazines as Skin Diver, Western and Eastern Treasures, Wreck Diver, Underwater USA, Western Diver, and Immersed. He has also investigated land sites, such as lost aircraft and ghost ports, and written stories on other topics which have appeared in such publications as Nevada Magazine, The Orange County Register, and Adventure West. Finnern is the author of several books, including the critically-acclaimed Passage Through Deep Waters, The Sport Diver’s Guide to Sunken Treasure, which received “Book of the Year” honors, and Lost Below, which chronicles some of the most intriguing shipwrecks, sunken aircraft, submerged ruins and undersea treasures in the Southwest. His novel, Beneath Black Water Cove, was awarded “top ten” honors in The Adventure Writers Competition. He has been a featured speaker at numerous functions throughout the United States and has appeared as a guest on various television networks, such as Fox, CBN, and the National Geographic Channel. He is a member and former president of both The Adventurers’ Club and California Wreck Divers, Inc., and was elected a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society in 2002.
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Paperback ISBN: 979-8-88757-276-5
198 pages, $16.95, 164 images