A great book is out today that details the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
It’s called "A HOLE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA The Race to Kill the BP Oil Gusher" and it reads like a thriller.
As time has gone by, it’s hard to remember how hopeless we all felt last year, as we watched in daily horror millions and millions of gallons of oil spewing into the Gulf. No matter what they tried, no one it seemed, could come up with a plan to end our national nightmare.
What Achenbach has done in his meticulously researched book is take us behind the scenes revealing the struggles and battles between the BP engineers and government scientists who were working (together and often against each other) to kill the runaway well.
Readers will find echoes of the Apollo 13 missionin this book as Achenbach’s “technological thriller” reveals how Houston engineers had to once again, improvise to solve a problem where “failure was not an option.”
As we get ready for another summer – one where many of us will be soaking up the sun on those beautiful Gulf beaches, read this book so you’ll know the full story of the legions of workers who fought to protect the land, the sea and a way of life for so many.