Jacques Cousteau by Brad Matsen
The Sea King

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An unprecedented and masterfully told biography of Jacques Cousteau that reveals for the first time the fascinating and compelling individual behind this famous television personality.
 
Inventor of the aqualung and fearless scuba diver, Jacques Cousteau opened up the ocean to a mass audience for the first time. Here, with the cooperation of many of the subjects closest confidants and family, Brad Matsen makes clear the full picture of his remarkable life, showing the father, military man, inventor, entrepreneur, and adventurer behind the public face. Vividly conveying the people, the science, and the lure of the sea that shaped Cousteau's life, Matsen paints a luminous portrait of a man who profoundly changed the way we live on our planet.


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BRAD MATSEN is the author of Jacques Cousteau: The Sea King, Titanic's Last Secrets: The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, Descent: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss, and many other books about the sea and its inhabitants. He was a creative producer for the television series The Shape of Life, and his articles on marine science and the environment have appeared in Mother Jones, Audubon, and Natural History, among other publications. He lives in Port Townsend, Washington.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by Vintage. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Professional & Technical, Travel, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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A warm biography of one of the icons of the environmental movement.

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In his latest research effort, Matsen (Titanic's Last Secrets) aims to produce a ""respectful, honest remembrance"" of beloved oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, with admirable results.

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Loved by millions because of the success of his shows, culminating with the long running "The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau" in the 1960s and 1970s, he became one of the most recognizable small screen stars of his time.

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But not generally know is the fascinating and compelling individual behind the acclaimed television personality.

With the cooperation of many of Jacques Cousteau’s collaborators, friends, and family, Brad Matsen gives us the first full picture of this remarkable life.

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Vividly conveying the people, the science, and the lure of the sea that shaped Cousteau's life, Matsen paints a luminous portrait of a man who profoundly changed the way we live on our planet.

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In the late 1930s Jacques Cousteau, the world-renowned oceanographer, was a young, aspiring filmmaker who wanted to make underwater adventure movies for commercial cinema houses.

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