My Father, the Captain: My Life with Jacques Cousteau
My Father, the Captain: My Life with Jacques Cousteau
My Father, the Captain: My Life with Jacques Cousteau

My Father, the Captain: My Life with Jacques Cousteau

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Autographed by Jean-Michel Cousteau

by: Jean-Michel Cousteau

Published in English in 2010 by National Geographic Society.

$25.00 is a tax-deductible donation to Ocean Futures Society.

My Father, The Captain My Life with Jacques Cousteau contains fresh insights into the life and mind of a man who helped to jump-start a global conservation effort that continues to flourish into the 21st century. Dedicated by Jean-Michel Cousteau to his mother, Simone Melchior Cousteau, “Our Compass,” offers an intimate portrait of the powerful moments he 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.

“In every legend, there is a legacy. In the life and career of undersea explorer Jacques Yves Cousteau, that legacy beats in the heart of the sea and in the heart of his son, Jean-Michel Cousteau, the noted French architect, explorer, environmentalist, educator and documentary film producer who has dedicated his life nurturing and building on the work of his famous father. In My Father, The Captain, Jean-Michel takes an open and intimate look at the life he shared with his father, and the legend he has taken upon himself to carry on. In so doing, he 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.