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'Raise the Titanic!' book (1976)
This Clive Cussler novel features Dr. Gene Seagram and Dirk Pitt bringing the Titanic up from its watery resting place in order to harvest the store of a rare mineral on board that is needed for a top-secret U.S. defense project. The ship is brought to the surface by patching the holes and using compressed air. No one yet knew that the ship is actually resting in two pieces, as the wreckage had not yet been discovered when the novel was written.
Apr. 13, 2012