"Best of 2014"

NEIL SWIDEY'S bestselling new book tells the gripping true story of five men who were sent to the end of the world's longest tunnel of its kind, built under the ocean and starved of all light and oxygen. The men were asked to do a nearly impossible job—and tragically not all of them made it out alive. Swidey takes you into the exotic world behind a wondrous megaproject, and introduces you to the fascinating real-life characters who were asked to rescue it. The result is a taut, action-packed narrative that has been named ONE OF THE YEAR'S BEST and which reviewers have described as "impressively reported" (NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW), "a masterfully crafted saga" (BOSTON GLOBE), and "a cautionary tale, which Mr. Swidey writes with splendid heart" (WALL STREET JOURNAL).

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Trapped Under the Sea book trailer

Imagine venturing to the end of a pitch-black, oxygen-starved, nearly 10-mile-long tunnel built under the ocean. This video trailer offers a sense of what the workers were up against.

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Praise for Trapped Under the Sea

"A Perfect Storm of public works...Maybe not for claustrophobes; definitely for everyone else." -New York magazine

"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." -New York Times Book Review

"A harrowing account...which Mr. Swidey writes with splendid heart." Wall Street Journal

"Exemplary investigative reporting [and] superb narrative writing." Dallas Morning News

"Dramatic story...meticulous reporting."-Esquire

"A masterfully crafted saga." -Boston Globe

"You'll never look at a bridge or tunnel the same way again...Captivating." -Men's Journal

"Superbly written and researched." -Jonathan Harr, author of A Civil Action

"Riveting, tragic true story." -Parade magazine

"Thrilling and beautifully told." -Robert Kurson, author of Shadow Divers

"Heartbreaking...Neil Swidey is a terrific storyteller." -Elizabeth Kolbert, author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe and The Sixth Extinction

"A marvel of masterful reporting and suspenseful writing" -Mitchell Zuckoff, author of Lost in Shangri-La and Frozen in Time

"Riveting...Should be essential reading for anyone in a position of leadership." -Amy C. Edmondson, professor, HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL

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