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Richard Hyman is one of few Americans who dove with Cousteau. He can be reached at info@richardehyman.com His web site is richardehyman.com
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (May 19, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1456462172
  • ISBN-13: 978-1456462178
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #797,322 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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FROGMEN is my personal account of SCUBA diving with Jacques Cousteau (1973- 1979).

"FROGMEN" My Journeys With Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau and the Crew of Calypso
by Richard E. Hyman
Richard Hyman first worked for Jacques Cousteau in 1973, when he drove a supply truck from Los Angeles to the Canadian wilderness for a rare land-based expedition. There he worked with Native Americans building a cabin for the Cousteau team to winter in and film Beavers of the North Country. Subsequent journeys included diving with manatee in Florida's warm springs and stonecrabs off the panhandle. Then he and Dr. George Low, Deputy Administrator of NASA, flew to Mexico's Yucatán and boarded Calypso, a relatively small and unsteady wooden ship. Richard camped on the uninhabited Contoy Island to study and film The Incredible Migration of the Spiny Lobsters. From there he sailed south along the 180-mile Belize Barrier Reef, filming the spawning of thousands of grouper, The Fish that Swallowed Jonah, and a visit from singer songwriter John Denver. On his final voyage, en route to Venezuela, he experienced treacherous dives on the wreck of the USS Monitor off North Carolina, skeletons inside wrecks off Martinique, and the death of Jacques Cousteau's son, Philippe.
Richard has a bachelor's degree in economics and business administration from Furman University of South Carolina. He also attended Yale, Georgetown and Fairfield Universities, where he studied engineering, writing and business.

In the exciting bicentennial summer of 1976 Richard interned for Rusty Schweickart in the Office of Applications at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C. Rusty was Apollo 9's lunar module pilot and also served as backup commander for the first Skylab mission.
Richard's career has been in telecommunications and technology businesses. He's a PADI-certified Aquanaut and an inductee of the Marine Biology Hall of Fame.

FROGMEN is an inspiring coming of age story about a young man who pays homage to one of the greatest explorers of all time. Cousteau, the co-inventor of the aqua-lung, made more than 100 films, was a three-time Academy Award winner and received 40 Emmy nominations.

John Denver wrote "Calypso", a hit that went gold worldwide. U.S. fans bought more than 10 million copies, the most in RCA history.

Stories about life aboard Calypso and Cousteau, once one of the most recognized names in the world, should interest all age groups and both genders, particularly adventurers, Denver fans, divers, environmentalists, photographers, travel buffs, and videographers.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mary from Alexandria on June 22, 2011
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I loved Frogmen and recommend it highly. The journal format made me feel part of the adventure world of Calypso. An extraordinary experience well told!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bkk on June 24, 2011
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A compelling and well documented first hand account of life on board the Calypso...a must read for anyone interested in Cousteau and his legacy!
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Frogman is an excellent and captivating diary of a young man seizing an opportunity to do great things. I thoroughly enjoyed being drawn into the day to day functions of a research vessel Captained by Jacques Cousteau, the foremost leader in Oceanographic research. I highly recommend this book. It is an excellent read from the perspective of a young man about to enter college and taking on the opportunity of a life time. The book inspires us all to take chances and seize opportunities to make a difference in the world.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bryan Berndt on September 23, 2012
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Easy to read - single sitting - and enjoyable reflections of the author's unique experience to have been one of the very few to live life aboard the calypso with JYC and crew. The author does a very good job of transporting us to that date and Time so we can visualize and sense what It was like.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Guy In Minneapolis on December 29, 2014
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Written in the style of a journal, Frogmen is as much as coming of age story as it is a narrative of the author's travels with Jacques Cousteau. Interestingly, Cousteau is not a central character in the book, but this doesn't take away from the story in the slightest.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Darryl Bracey on January 17, 2014
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If you want to know what life on the Calypso was like in the 1970s, read this book. Written in a journal format.
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Self-publishing allows just about anyone to get into print. In this case, that's a good thing. Richard Hyman's journals combine the celebrity of Captain Cousteau and a few other bold-face names, with the thoughts and dreams of a surprisingly sentient young man. I once worked with Richard Hyman, so, for me personally, the book is worth five stars, because I can relate the young man's journal to the adult I know. I'm only listing it with four stars, because most people won't be able to make that connection.

Suggestion: If you buy the black and white print version of the book, spring for the Kindle version so you can see the photographs in color. (If money is no object, buy the color print version.)
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