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Trapped Under the Sea | A review

Trapped Under the Sea: One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles Into the Darkness, by Neil Swidey, is a heart breaking true story of the real cost of our ideals. Massachusetts Bay was practically an open sewer, but an ambitious projects is planned to save it. It’s expensive, and dangerous, as it involves building a 10 mile tunnel below the ocean’s surface. I don’t know why I am drawn to these stories about divers because I have never been scuba diving in my life. And thanks to these stories, it is very unlikely I ever will. But I find them riveting, and they never let me down. Add to that the fact that this project ends up being a great success, and it makes the human cost in lost lives more precious than a mere tragedy.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars.


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