Trapped Under the Sea: One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles Into the Darkness

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Descripción BROADWAY BOOKS, United States, 2015. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 201 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The harrowing story of five men who were sent into a dark, airless, miles-long tunnel, hundreds of feet below the ocean, to do a nearly impossible job--with deadly results A quarter-century ago, Boston had the dirtiest harbor in America. The city had been dumping sewage into it for generations, coating the seafloor with a layer of black mayonnaise. Fisheries collapsed, wildlife fled, and locals referred to floating tampon applicators as beach whistles. In the 1990s, work began on a state-of-the-art treatment plant and a 10-mile-long tunnel--its endpoint stretching farther from civilization than the earth s deepest ocean trench--to carry waste out of the harbor. With this impressive feat of engineering, Boston was poised to show the country how to rebound from environmental ruin. But when bad decisions and clashing corporations endangered the project, a team of commercial divers was sent on a perilous mission to rescue the stymied cleanup effort. Five divers went in; not all of them came out alive. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and thousands of documents collected over five years of reporting, award-winning writer Neil Swidey takes us deep into the lives of the divers, engineers, politicians, lawyers, and investigators involved in the tragedy and its aftermath, creating a taut, action-packed narrative. The climax comes just after the hard-partying DJ Gillis and his friend Billy Juse trade assignments as they head into the tunnel, sentencing one of them to death. An intimate portrait of the wreckage left in the wake of lives lost, the book--which Dennis Lehane calls extraordinary and compares with The Perfect Storm-- is also a morality tale. What is the true cost of these large-scale construction projects, as designers and builders, emboldened by new technology and pressured to address a growing population s rapacious needs, push the limits of the possible? This is a story about human risk--how it is calculated, discounted, and transferred--and the institutional failures that can lead to catastrophe. Suspenseful yet humane, Trapped Under the Sea reminds us that behind every bridge, tower, and tunnel--behind the infrastructure that makes modern life possible--lies unsung bravery and extraordinary sacrifice. From the Hardcover edition. Nº de ref. de la librería AAS9780307886736

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Descripción BROADWAY BOOKS, United States, 2015. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 201 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The harrowing story of five men who were sent into a dark, airless, miles-long tunnel, hundreds of feet below the ocean, to do a nearly impossible job--with deadly results A quarter-century ago, Boston had the dirtiest harbor in America. The city had been dumping sewage into it for generations, coating the seafloor with a layer of black mayonnaise. Fisheries collapsed, wildlife fled, and locals referred to floating tampon applicators as beach whistles. In the 1990s, work began on a state-of-the-art treatment plant and a 10-mile-long tunnel--its endpoint stretching farther from civilization than the earth s deepest ocean trench--to carry waste out of the harbor. With this impressive feat of engineering, Boston was poised to show the country how to rebound from environmental ruin. But when bad decisions and clashing corporations endangered the project, a team of commercial divers was sent on a perilous mission to rescue the stymied cleanup effort. Five divers went in; not all of them came out alive. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and thousands of documents collected over five years of reporting, award-winning writer Neil Swidey takes us deep into the lives of the divers, engineers, politicians, lawyers, and investigators involved in the tragedy and its aftermath, creating a taut, action-packed narrative. The climax comes just after the hard-partying DJ Gillis and his friend Billy Juse trade assignments as they head into the tunnel, sentencing one of them to death. An intimate portrait of the wreckage left in the wake of lives lost, the book--which Dennis Lehane calls extraordinary and compares with The Perfect Storm-- is also a morality tale. What is the true cost of these large-scale construction projects, as designers and builders, emboldened by new technology and pressured to address a growing population s rapacious needs, push the limits of the possible? This is a story about human risk--how it is calculated, discounted, and transferred--and the institutional failures that can lead to catastrophe. Suspenseful yet humane, Trapped Under the Sea reminds us that behind every bridge, tower, and tunnel--behind the infrastructure that makes modern life possible--lies unsung bravery and extraordinary sacrifice. From the Hardcover edition. Nº de ref. de la librería AAS9780307886736

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Descripción Broadway Books, 2015. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: #1 Boston Globe bestseller A NEIBA bestseller "While corporate boardrooms are the usual point of entry for dramas involving big money and technological hubris, Swidey, a journalist and author, works instead from the bottom up in his impressively reported account.His is a skillful examination into the basic fragility of such huge infrastructural projects and a lesson in how worker fatalities result not so much from single catastrophic mistakes as from ''a series of small, bad decisions made by many individuals.''" -- New York Times Book Review "A harrowing account of one of the largest engineering projects in U.S. history and of the hubris and ignorance that led to tragedy.A cautionary tale, which Mr. Swidey writes with splendid heart." --Wall Street Journal "Intense.A Perfect Storm of public works: the great, awful narrative about the building of a ten-mile tunnel that ends in a very dark place beneath the Atlantic. Maybe not for claustrophobes; definitely for everyone else." --New York "Dramatic.Through his meticulous reporting, Swidey sheds light on how the largest monuments to our collective genius are also the most likely to be seriously flawed. Audacious, brilliant, imaginative construction projects are really, really hard to build--and ultimately they''re built not by the dreamers who conceived them, but by the sandhogs and divers sent deep into the earth." -- Chris Jones, Esquire "A harrowing account of how commercial divers risk their lives to improve ours. After reading Neil Swidey''s engrossing Trapped Under the Sea , you will never look at a bridge or tunnel in the same way." --Men''s Journal "[ Trapped Under the Sea ] transcends narrow geography in many ways: as exemplary investigative reporting, as superb narrative writing, as a cautionary tale of capitalistic greed, as a case study of how government agencies can protect or harm, and as a rare glimpse into the scary world of underwater dive crews.[Swidey] masterfully portrays the lives of the five divers, their loved ones, their work colleagues and their supervisors. It is a rare book that portrays blue-collar skilled laborers so thoroughly and compellingly." -- Steve Weinberg, Dallas Morning News "Perhaps Swidey''s greatest accomplishment is how through it all -- the bravery, the bungling, and the loss -- he manages to attain a level of suspense akin to that accomplished by Sebastian Junger in The Perfect Storm .[A] masterfully crafted saga." --Boston Globe "[A] riveting, tragic true story.Fascinating." -- Parade "Captivating. Swidey brands the disaster with a human face by introducing the men to the reader and extracting lessons learned through a careful examination that he passes along in a narrative nonfiction piece that would no doubt make his glorious predecessors in the investigative magazine genre of the early 20th century proud." --Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Reads like a thriller." --Sacramento Bee "Neil Swidey''s detail-rich account of this unlikely disaster is a stirring tribute to the men, how they lived, and how they died." --Mother Jones "Neil Swidey''s Trapped Under the Sea combines rich characters with a thrilling and tragic story that offers something for readers of all stripes.At once tragic and ironic, insightful and enraging." -- The Blaze "Swidey''s book is, at its core, a story about people: the people who risked their lives. The people who loved them. And the people who should have seen the disaster to come." --Maclean''s "A gripping (and true) tale . told in a you-are-there narrative style that recalls Jon Krakauer''s Into Thin Air ." --Civil Engineering "Unforgettable.Seems destined to become a nonfiction classic." -- Engineering News-Record " Trapped Under the Sea is extraordinary. It bears comparison with The Perfect Storm in its brilliant evocation of everyday, working class men thrust into a harrowing, at times heroic confrontation with death and disaster." -- De. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0307886735

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