National Geographic Into the Deep
National Geographic Into the Deep

Into the Deep

By Robert D. Ballard


Publication Date: May 11, 2021

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The legendary explorer of the Titanic shares inside stories of danger, suspense, and discovery--plus previously untold stories about his own dyslexia and how it has shaped his life.

Best known for finding the doomed ship Titanic, celebrated adventurer Robert Ballard has a lifetime of stories about exploring the ocean depths. Now he gets personal, telling the stories behind his most exciting discoveries—including how a top-secret naval mission provided the opportunity for his Titanic discovery—and opens up about his private tragedies.

He frankly recounts the struggles he has worked through, rising to prominence as a scientist whose celebrity drew academic scorn. And he reveals the triumph and agony in the years after his Titanic find: While media around the world clamored for interviews, he grappled with the death of his 20-year-old son and the collapse of his marriage amid academic and military career demands. Finally, he addresses his late-in-life discovery of his own dyslexia, which he now sees as a gift that has shaped his life and accomplishments.

Twice a New York Times best-selling author, here Ballard partners with investigative reporter and bestselling author Christopher Drew to tell the dramatic and often surprising stories behind his newsworthy discoveries. Timed to appear as the National Geographic Channel airs a special documentary about Ballard's explorations, Into the Deep will intrigue adventure lovers young and old.

Brilliant, insightful, and surprising, Into the Deep is the definitive story of the dangers and discoveries, conflicts and triumphs that have shaped the remarkable life of an American hero.

About the Author

Author Bio: ROBERT D. BALLARD has conducted more than 150 expeditions and is a world-renowned pioneer in deep-sea exploration. He is best known for finding the wreck of Titanic, but he also discovered hydrothermal vents, ancient ships and artifacts in the Black Sea, and many other historic shipwrecks including Bismarck, Lusitania, and PT-109. Since 2008 he has managed Nautilus, his flagship for exploration, operated by the Ocean Exploration Trust and funded in part by NOAA. Among his many honors he holds the Explorers Club Medal, the National Geographic Hubbard Medal, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Medal. He lives in Lyme, Connecticut. Twitter: @EVNautilus Facebook: Nautilus Live

An investigative reporter and editor at the New York Times for 22 years, Christopher Drew wrote the best-selling book Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage. He has also worked for the Chicago Tribune and the Wall Street Journal. He now holds the Fred Jones Greer Jr. Endowed Chair at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 336 pages

Publisher: National Geographic

Publication Date: May 11, 2021

ISBN: 9781426220999

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