Brad Matsen’s Jacques Cousteau, a “full, well-rounded portrait of one of the world’s greatest explorers and conservationists” (Library Journal, starred review) is now on sale.
Jacques Cousteau opened up the undersea world as no one has done before or since. But not generally know is the fascinating and compelling individual behind the acclaimed television personality.
Meet Brad Matsen during his author tour beginning in California on October 27.
Praise for Jacques Cousteau:
“A marvelous story. Matsen’s biography of the man who first brought the underwater world into our living rooms made me realize I knew almost nothing about the incredible inventor, scientist, businessman, explorer and environmentalist that was Jacques Cousteau. I owe my career as a professional diver to him. Undoubtedly, this biography will inspire a new generation of divers to take to the water.” —John Chatterton, celebrated scuba diver and protagonist of Titanic’s Last Secrets and Shadow Divers
“Jacques Cousteau was a genius who became an icon that became a legend. He gave people a way of seeing the three-quarters of the world that they’d never seen, and he brought millions and millions with him. That legacy continues every time anyone dons a scuba tank, or even thinks of an undersea image. Matsen’s book, perfect for beachside or bedside, is a worthy chronicle of a truly whale-sized life.” —Carl Safina, president and co-founder of the Blue Ocean Institute
“Like the subject of this book, Brad Matsen has found his true milieu: the deep ocean. He took us back in time and into the Atlantic to solve the mysteries of Titanic, and he now brings his very special brilliance to illuminate the undersea world of Jacques Cousteau. Matsen has done a masterful job in this much-needed, revealing biography of the oceans’ most illustrious adventurer, filmmaker, conservationist, and advocate.” —Richard Ellis, author of Tuna: A Love Story and On Thin Ice: The Changing World of the Polar Bear.