The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss
By Brad Matsen
Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9781400075010, 286pp.
Publication Date: June 6, 2006
“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