Book Review

[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ California Scuba Diving BBS ] [ FAQ ]

Posted by Jeff Shaw on December 06, 2007 at 19:30:36:

Not a lot of diving right now, so here is a book review.

More than nine lives
Norma and Al Hanson
ISBN-10: 0972699228

I just got done reading "Blue Water Gold Rush" by Tom Kendrick and thought there would be no good follow up to it.


I admit that when I first started it, this book bored me.
The first hundred pages or so have nothing to do about diving.

My wife bought the book for me at the 2003 Scuba show. I got around 70 pages into it and put it down. After reading Toms book I pined for more. So I went back to nine lives. Diving starts on page 117 and does not stop till page 704. Yup that's right 704!

This is a charming biography of a fellow who had some of the wildest experiences under water. The number of fascinating salvages and wild rides is truly amazing.

Every chapter is a new WOW!
I could not put the book down.

The funny thing is that we have all seen Al Hansen. He was the Kirk Douglas stand in in 2000 Leagues under the sea.

A must read for waterheads.


Follow Ups:

Optional Link URL:
Optional Link Title:
Optional Image URL:
Post Background Color: White     Black
Post Area Page Width: Normal   Full
You must type in the
scrambled text key to
the right.
This is required to
help prevent spam bots
from flooding this BBS.
Text Key: