Bitter Waters by David Haward Bain
America's Forgotten Naval Mission to the Dead Sea

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About David Haward Bain

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DAVID HAWARD BAIN'S four previous books of nonfiction include Empire Express which was a New York Times bestseller and Sitting in Darkness. His articles and essays have appeared in Smithsonian, American Heritage, Kenyon Review, and Prairie Schooner. He teaches at Middlebury College and lives in Middlebury, Vermont.
 
Published August 18, 2011 by Overlook Books. 381 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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(“Lot’s wife looked back as they fled to Zoar and became a pillar of salt.”) Vastly salty, prohibiting anything from growing in it, the sea marked the lowest point on earth, without an outlet but fed by the Jordan River from the Sea of Galilee.

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Gerard Helferich reviews "Bitter Waters: America's Forgotten Naval Mission to the
Dead Sea" by David Haward Bain.

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How a U.S. Navy lieutenant explored a Mideast body of water that for millennia had been a place of mystery and dread.

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Secretary of the Navy John Mason put the matter succinctly: “The object is to promote the cause of Science, and advance the character of the Naval Service, to accomplish which a more favorable opportunity will probably not occur.” From beginning to end, through trials and hardships, author David ...

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