Jean-Michel Cousteau’s biography My Father, The Captain: My Life with Jacques Cousteau

My Father The Captain by Jean-Michel Cousteau

Ocean Futures Society is pleased to announce the publication of a long-awaited, unique, and unforgettable biography by Jean-Michel Cousteau on the career and life of Jacques Cousteau, the frontiers he opened and the legend he created, and how Jean-Michel accepted to carry the flame of his father.

This work is a thoughtful account of a loving but sometimes challenging father-son relationship and the perceptive, definitive record of Cousteau family lore and the famed ocean explorer who charted a pioneering course into history.

In My Father, The Captain, Jean-Michel Cousteau hopes to shed new and meaningful light on the life and work of a man who inspired millions to reconsider our relationship with the sea and its creatures and, in the process, to understand a little more about himself and his family as well.

"Captain Cousteau was a complicated man," Jean-Michel writes. "He was a man of many different personalities, many different moods. But this is how it is with all great men, yes? We know the public mask, but it is the private face that reveals a man's true character. It is the man we know when the cameras are not filming."

My Father, The Captain contains fresh insights into the life and mind of a man who helped to jump-start a global conservation effort that continues to flourish. Jean-Michel Cousteau and his collaborator, New York Times best-selling author Daniel Paisner, offer an intimate portrait of the powerful moments Jean-Michel shared with his father, as well as the adventures from his father's life that have become part of the Cousteau family lore and legend.

The book will be published by National Geographic and available May 16. Pre-orders, including a limited number of autographed and personalized copies, are available on the Ocean Futures Society website.

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