The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss
Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9781400075010, 286pp.
Publication Date: June 6, 2006
John Chatterton and Richie Kohler contributed to the research of Titanic's Last Secrets, as they did for Robert Kurson's Shadow Divers, the 2005 Book Sense Nonfiction Book of the Year.
“The sensational exploits of Beebe and Barton and the bathysphere kept Americans on the edges of their seats in the 1930s, and, as Brad Matsen proves in Descent, they can still deliver a thrill.” —The New York Times
“Captivating. . . . A worthy tribute to [Barton and Beebe’s] remarkable achievement.” —Nature
“[Matsen is a] master storyteller. . . . You’ll be well rewarded in reading this work.” —Decatur Daily