2016 Art Bachrach Literary Award Winner

I heard late last week that I've been awarded the 2016 Dr. Art Bachrach Literary Award by the Historical Diving Society (UK) for The Heroic Age of Diving. Given in recognition of significant contribution to the literature of diving history. (pic from a previous recipient). My first writing award!

SCUBA, circa 1855

While preparing book talks for my forthcoming title, The Heroic Age of Diving, I came across a long forgotten, failed attempt at self-contained underwater breathing apparatus--in 1855! So far, no other experts I've checked with recognize Levy's name. However, Levy was not the only one working on the concept in the late 1840s and early... Continue Reading →

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