Publisher: HarperAudio; Abridged edition (September 22, 1999)
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at the eve of global warfare II, America's latest submarine plunged helplessly to the North Atlantic backside in the course of a try out dive. Miraculously, thirty-three staff individuals nonetheless survived. whereas their better halves and girlfriends waited in approximately insufferable pressure on shore, their final destiny could rely on one guy. during this exciting precise narrative of terror, heroism and braveness within the depths of a malevolent ocean, prizewinning writer Peter Maas brings us in bright element a blow-by-blow account of the catastrophe and its doubtful end result. The sub was once the Squalus. the guy was once a U.S. army officer, Charles "Swede" Momsen, a rare mixture of visionary, scientist and guy of motion. till his creation, it used to be approved that if a submarine went down, her team was once doomed. yet Momsen, within the face of an detached, frequently sneering naval paperwork, struggling with crimson tape and disbelieving naysayers each step of how, risked his personal existence many times opposed to the unknown in his efforts to invent and pioneer each break out and rescue equipment, each deep-sea diving strategy, to save lots of an entombed workforce. With the crippled, partly flooded Squalus misplaced at the North Atlantic ground, Momsen confronted his own second of fact: may possibly he truly pluck these males from a watery grave? Had all his paintings been in vain?The legacy of his death-defying probes into our internal house is still with us this day, and during this depiction of the perseverance and triumph of the human spirit, Swede Momsen is given his rightful position within the pantheon of real American heroes.