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Titanic Captain

Author : G. J. Cooper
ISBN : 9780752467771
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The definitive account of the life and career of the respected and popular captain of the Titanic includes original research drawing on the ship's logs, crew lists, newspapers, and first-hand accounts Commander Edward John Smith's career had been a remarkable example of how a man from a humble background could get far in the world, and this biography tracks the fascinating career and many voyages of a seasoned captain. Born to a working-class family, he went to sea at the age of 17 and rose rapidly through the ranks of the merchant navy, serving first in sailing vessels and later in the new steamships of the White Star Line. By 1912, he was their senior commander and regarded by many in the shipping world as the "millionaire's captain." In 1912, Smith was given command of the new RMS Titanic for her maiden voyage, but what should have been among the crowning moments of his long career at sea turned rapidly into a nightmare following the Titanic's collision with an iceberg. In a matter of hours the supposedly unsinkable ship sank, taking more than 1,500 people with her, including Captain Smith. This account dispels myths about the man and tracking his movements and motives in detail on that fateful night.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Captain Of The Carpathia

Author : Eric L. Clements
ISBN : 9781844862887
Genre : History
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Responding to Titanic's distress calls in the early hours of 15 April 1912, Captain Arthur Rostron raced the Cunard liner Carpathia to the scene of the sinking, rescued the seven hundred survivors of the world's most famous shipwreck and then carried them to safety at New York. After twenty-five years at sea, the competence and compassion Rostron displayed during the rescue made him a hero on two continents and presaged his subsequent achievements. During the First World War he participated in the invasion of Gallipoli and commanded Cunard's Mauretania as a hospital ship in the Mediterranean and a troop transport in the Atlantic. As her longest-serving master he commanded that legendary vessel in transatlantic passenger service through most of the 1920s. Rostron retired in 1931 as the most esteemed master mariner of his era, celebrated for the Titanic rescue, decorated for his war service, and knighted for his contributions to British seafaring. This account uses newspaper reports, company records, government documents, contemporary publications and memoirs to recount Rostron's seafaring life from his first voyage as an apprentice rounding Cape Horn in sail to his retirement forty-four years later as commodore of the Cunard Line. Set within the context of his times and featuring particulars of the ships in which he served and commanded, this is the first comprehensive biography of Arthur Rostron before, during and after his year as captain of the Carpathia.
Category: History

Titanic 100th Anniversary Edition

Author : Stephanie Barczewski
ISBN : 9781441161697
Genre : History
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An anniversary edition of a highly-regarded account of the world's most notorious tragedy at sea.
Category: History


Author : Nicola Pierce
ISBN : 9781788490382
Genre : Transportation
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This book commemorates the enduring legacy of the world’s most famous ship – TITANIC. Her story is one of all those bound together on that fateful voyage. On board were: writers, artists, honeymooners, sportsmen, priests, reverends, fashion designers, aristocrats, millionaires, children, crew and emigrants looking for a better life. This book tells of their lives, and shines the spotlight on: Some of the great ship’s surprising treasures Her fêted voyage from Belfast’s Harland & Wolff shipyard The fascinating museums devoted to her memory, including Titanic Belfast The iconic music and movies Her winged and four-legged passengers The sister ships of Olympic and Britannic Tales of heroism Theories surrounding Titanic’s fatal collision The lifeboats and just how close the SS Californian was on that tragic night How Arctic explorer Ernest Shackleton and the inquiries viewed events These stories and much more lie inside.
Category: Transportation

The Titanic And The Indifferent Stranger

Author : Paul Lee
ISBN : 9780956301505
Genre : Search and rescue operations
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Even the staunchest of landlubbers knows what rockets at sea mean... or do they? A short space of time after the fatal collision with an iceberg, the Titanic's crew sent rockets aloft to attract the attention of a ship seen just a few miles. But that ship never responded ... and 1500 people died in the frigid waters. This book details the scandal of the Californian, blamed by many for being that very unresponsive stranger. Rockets were seen and ignored...but was the Captain guilty of mass murder? Did more than 1000 people needlessly die? Why was the wireless operator not awakened? Could the Californian have saved anyone? And why is this story, neglecting the ethical controversy surrounding salvage, the single most divisive issue in the Titanic research community?
Category: Search and rescue operations

The Sinking Of The Titanic And Great Sea Disasters

Author : Logan Marshall
ISBN : 9783845712574
Genre : Fiction
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Das wohl größte Unglück der modernen Schifffahrt, der Zusammenstoß der Titanic mit einem Eisberg im Nordatlantik im Jahre 1912, ist beispiellos in der Geschichte. Diese Kathastrophe, bei der weit mehr als die Hälfte der Passagiere den Tod fanden, hinterließ Fragen und Zweifel, aber auch ein Apell an Konstrukteure und Kapitäne. Denn wäre etwas weniger Größenwahn und Leichtsinn und mehr Vorsicht und Respekt vor dem Meer und seinen Tücken Antrieb für die Fahrt der Titanic gewesen, sie hätte Amerika planmäßig erreichen können. Das vorliegende Buch von Logan Marshall enthält spannende Geschichten über dieses Unglück wie auch weiterer Schiffsunglücke, welche ungemein packend und authentisch erzählt sind und somit bis heute interessantes Lesematerial darstellen. Hierbei handelt es sich um eine englischsprachige Ausgabe.
Category: Fiction


Author : Rupert Matthews
ISBN : 9781848589490
Genre : History
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The sinking of the liner Titanic on its maiden voyage in 1912 is one of the most dramatic stories in maritime history, fascinating people to this day. The author takes a fresh and updated look at a tragedy beyond compare, asking, "How could it happen?"
Category: History

Sinking Of The Titanic

Author : Jay Henry Mowbray
ISBN : 9780486134567
Genre : Transportation
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Spellbinding reports by survivors, rescuers, and others of boarding the lifeboats, parting with loved ones, watching the ship sink, and drifting until rescue. Remarkable 1912 "memorial edition," published shortly after the tragedy. Rare photographs.
Category: Transportation

Lost Voices From The Titanic

Author : Nick Barratt
ISBN : 0230106269
Genre : History
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On April 15, 1912, the HMS Titanic sank, killing 1,517 people and leaving the rest clinging to debris in the frozen waters of the North Atlantic awaiting rescue. Here, historian Nick Barratt tells the ship's full story, starting from its original conception and design by owners and naval architects at the White Star Line through its construction at the shipyards in Belfast. Lost Voices From the Titanic offers tales of incredible folly and unimaginable courage—the aspirations of the owners, the efforts of the crew, and of course, the eyewitness accounts from those lucky enough to survive. In narrating the definitive history of the famous ship, Barratt draws from never before seen archive material and eyewitness accounts by participants at every stage of the Titanic's life. These long-lost voices bring new life to those heartbreaking moments on the fateful Sunday night when families were torn apart and the legend of the Titanic was cemented in our collective imagination.
Category: History

The Sinking Of The Titanic

Author : L. M. Collins
ISBN : 0285638165
Genre : Shipwrecks
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Common belief has always suggested that the Titanic was destroyed with a collision with an iceberg. However, this account of the sinking of the great ship argues that subsequent evidence of the disaster was misinterpreted, and that the court enquiry of 1912 reached the wrong conclusions.
Category: Shipwrecks