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    DescriptionOn a foggy July evening in 1956, the Italian cruise liner Andrea Doria, bound for New York, was struck broadside by another vessel. In eleven hours, she would sink nearly 250 feet to the murky Atlantic Ocean floor. Thanks to a daring rescue operation, only 51 of more than 1,700 people died in the tragedy. But the Andrea Doria is still taking lives. Considered the Mt. Everest of diving, the Andrea Doria is the ultimate deepwater wreck challenge. Over the years, a small but fanatical group of extreme scuba divers have investigated the Andrea Doria, pushing themselves to the very limits of human endurance to explore her -- and not all have returned. Diver Kevin McMurray takes you inside this elite club with a hard, honest look at those who go deeper, farther, and closer to the edge than others would ever dream. Deep Descent is the riveting true story of the human spirit overcoming human frailty and of fearsome, mortal risks traded for a hard-core adrenaline rush. Chronicling these adventures in his page-turning narrative and in dozens of dramatic photos, McMurray draws us deeper into the cold heart of the unforgiving sea, giving us a powerful vision of a place to which few will ever have the skills -- or the courage -- to go.

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    Deep Descent
    Adventure and Death: The Andrea Doria
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kevin F. McMurray
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 322
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9780743400633
    ISBN 10: 0743400631

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    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060, SPO059000
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    LC classification: 2001021621
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Publication date
    18 November 2002
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    Author Information
    Kevin F. McMurray is an award-winning journalist and photographer whose work has appeared in such prestigious newspapers and magazines as The New York Times, New York magazine, Outside, Yankee, Men's Journal, The Sunday Times, Rock & Ice, Cigar Aficionado and many others.
    Review quote
    "Kirkus Reviews" McMurray knows his stuff...Compelling...Full of high drama in low places.