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Deep Descent : Adventure and Death Diving the Andrea Doria - Kevin F. McMurray

Deep Descent

Adventure and Death Diving the Andrea Doria

Paperback Published: 1st July 2002
ISBN: 9780743400633
Number Of Pages: 320

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On a foggy July evening in 1956, the Italian cruise liner "Andrea Doria, " bound for New York, was struck broadside by another vessel. In eleven hours, she would sink nearly 250 feet to the murky Atlantic Ocean floor. Thanks to a daring rescue operation, only 51 of more than 1,700 people died in the tragedy. But the "Andrea Doria" is still taking lives.

Considered the Mt. Everest of diving, the "Andrea Doria" is the ultimate deepwater wreck challenge. Over the years, a small but fanatical group of extreme scuba divers have investigated the "Andrea Doria, " pushing themselves to the very limits of human endurance to explore her -- and not all have returned. Diver Kevin McMurray takes you inside this elite club with a hard, honest look at those who go deeper, farther, and closer to the edge than others would ever dream.

"Deep Descent" is the riveting true story of the human spirit overcoming human frailty and of fearsome, mortal risks traded for a hard-core adrenaline rush. Chronicling these adventures in his page-turning narrative and in dozens of dramatic photos, McMurray draws us deeper into the cold heart of the unforgiving sea, giving us a powerful vision of a place to which few will ever have the skills -- or the courage -- to go.

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Kirkus Reviews McMurray knows his stuff...Compelling...Full of high drama in low places. The Philadelphia Inquirer This is a book you will have a hard time putting down. Page after page leads you through adventure, mystery, suspense, and acts of heroism. Library Journal Exciting and powerful. Clive Cussler A compelling masterwork of the greatest shipwreck killer in maritime history. McMurray involves you in the life-and-death drama as if you are actually diving in the depths.

Foreword: On Wreck Divingp. xi
Death on the Doriap. 1
The Wreck of the Andrea Doriap. 35
My First Descentp. 61
The Pioneers of Wreck Divingp. 91
Penetrating the Doriap. 125
The Dying Season, Summer 1998p. 173
Back to the Doriap. 209
Where Are They Now?p. 257
Bibliographyp. 279
Notesp. 281
Wahoo Contractp. 287
Seeker Contractp. 293
Andrea Doria Fatalitiesp. 297
Acknowledgmentsp. 299
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ISBN: 9780743400633
ISBN-10: 0743400631
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st July 2002
Publisher: Atria Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 14.0  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1