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Lethal Tides: Mary Sears and the Marine Scientists
Who Helped Win World War II

Magnificently researched, brilliantly written, Lethal Tides is immensely entertaining and reads like an action novel.

Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy, Ret.)

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In Lethal Tides Catherine Musemeche weaves together science, biography, and military history to tell the compelling story of Mary Sears, "the first Oceonographer of the Navy," whose groundbreaking oceanographic research led the U.S. to victory in the Pacific theater during World War II.


Oceanographer Mary Sears' critical contributions to the U.S. Navy during WWII are detailed in this impressive and inspiring portrait ... a rousing account of talent, intelligence, and commitment overcoming prejudice.

Publishers Weekly

In Lethal Tides, Catherine Musemeche skillfully blends biography, World War II history, personal interviews, and other materials from numerous sources.

Lone Star Literary Life

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Lethal Tides is available for preorder at BookWoman, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Pacific War Museum, and BookPeople.

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HURT: The inspiring, untold story of trauma care


Told through the eye of a surgeon who has flown on rescue helicopters, resuscitated patients in trauma centers in Houston and Chicago, and operated on hundreds of trauma victims of all ages, HURT takes us on a tour of the advancements in injury treatment from the battlefields of the Civil War to the state-of-the-art trauma centers of today.


Musemeche's fast-paced medical history mixes the gritty reality of treating life-threatening injuries—including her own heart-pounding experiences as surgeon—with an unfettered optimism about what trauma care can now promise: an assurance that most people will survive even a devastating injury.

Publishers Weekly


HURT is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, BookPeople, and BookWoman.

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SMALL: Life and Death on the Front Lines of Pediatric Surgery

Literate, moving, and illuminating, SMALL is a first of its kind look inside the world of a pediatric surgeon. Longlisted for the 2015 Pen American/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Award. Winner of the Texas Writer's League 2014 Discovery Award in Nonfiction.

Dr. Musemeche has woven together history, personal narrative, and surgical anatomy with the deftness of a master of craft."
Katrina Firlik, MD, author of Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside
"Operating on infants is not as simple as learning how to sew in minature," explains Musemeche in this fascinating, frequently hair-raising account of the state of pediatric surgery. Musemeche has been working in the field for three decades and writes with the kind of drama that feels as visceral as viewing a documentary.
Julia McKinnell, Maclean's

SMALL is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and BookWoman.