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Iceberg Right Ahead

Author : Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
ISBN : 9781512452976
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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"Iceberg, Right Ahead!" Only 160 minutes passed between the time a sailor on lookout duty uttered these chilling words and the moment when the mighty ocean liner Titanic totally disappeared into the cold, dark waters of the North Atlantic. This century-old tragedy, which took more than 1,500 lives, still captivates people in the twenty-first century. Seventy-three years separate the two major Titanic events—the 1912 sinking of the vessel and the dramatic 1985 discovery of the wreck by Robert Ballard. But additional stories about the victims, survivors, rescuers, reporters, investigators, and many others show the far-reaching effects this tragedy had on society. Award-winning author Stephanie Sammartino McPherson has collected numerous personal accounts of the event, including the knighted man who spent the rest of his life in seclusion because he was accused of dishonorable behavior in a lifeboat, the stewardess who survived two shipwrecks and a mid-ocean collision, and the New York Times executive who sent multiple reporters to meet the rescue ship, thus earning a national reputation for his newspaper. She also links the Titanic tragedy to changes in regulations worldwide. After a Senate Inquiry and a British trial attempted to assign blame for the disaster, new laws on ship safety were put in place. A group of nations also banded together to form an ice patrol, eventually leading to the formation of the U.S. Coast Guard. Even the most avid Titanic fans will learn something new as McPherson brings the reader up to date on the politics and intrigue still surrounding the wreck—including what modern science can reveal about what really happened to the ship and who was at fault. Prepare to follow the never-ending story of the Titanic into its second century.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Titanic Tragedy

Author : Vincent McDonnell
ISBN : 9781848899841
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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The sinking of the Titanic is the world’s most famous sea tragedy, with over 1,500 lives lost on that cold April night in 1912. The ship has since held a special mystery and fascination for young and old. This new account for children looks at why the ship was built and the dreams of those who built her. The story follows Titanic on her voyage from Europe towards the USA, and describes the collision with the iceberg and her dramatic sinking. It focuses on the people involved – the passengers and crew, survivors and doomed – and shows how some were brave and honourable but others were cowards. The rescue efforts are vividly narrated, as well as the aftermath of the tragedy and the finding of the wreck in the 1980s. The book also paints a picture of society at the time. It shows that the sinking of the Titanic was a watershed for society as a whole, and the end of an era when man believed he could conquer nature.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Titanic Tragedy A New Look At The Lost Liner

Author : John Maxtone-Graham
ISBN : 9780393083392
Genre : History
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“Maxtone-Graham’s take on the Titanic will be catnip to the ship’s dedicated buffs.”—Publishers Weekly This is a book unlike any other. Rather than offering simply a detailed retelling of the Titanic sinking on her maiden voyage, John Maxtone-Graham devotes his considerable knowledge and impeccable prose to a discussion of salient, provocative, and rarely investigated components of the story, including dramatic survivors’ accounts of the events of the fateful night, the role of newly in-vented wireless telecommunication in the disaster, the construction and its ramifications at the famous Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, and the dawn rendezvous with the rescue ship Carpathia. Richly written and vividly detailed, this is the book Titanic buffs have been waiting for.
Category: History

The Sinking Of The Titanic

Author : Rebecca Aldridge
ISBN : 9781438103242
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The ship was supposed to be unsinkable. But on April 14, 1912, the unthinkable happened: the world's largest and most luxurious ocean liner the Titanic struck an iceberg in the frigid waters in the dark of night. What happened next seemed unbelievable to people at the time. In approximately two and a half hours, the celebrated ship flooded with water, cracked in half, and sank miles to the ocean floor below. Of the 2,200 passengers and crew onboard, only 705 survived. The rest suffered a terrifying and cold death in the Atlantic. Observers around the world were horrified and saddened by the tragedy, and many wanted answers. What caused this incredible disaster to happen, and why did so many people have to die? In The Sinking of the Titanic, read about the steamship from stem to stern, from the building and construction, the crew and passengers, and the ship's fate with an iceberg, to the effect this tragedy had, and continues to have, on the shipping industry and the world.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Titanic Disaster Hearings

Author : Tom Kuntz
ISBN : 9780671025533
Genre : History
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Presents testimony by the owner and crew of the Titanic, crew members from neighboring ships, passengers, and expert witnesses
Category: History

The Titanic Tragedy

Author : William Seil
ISBN : 9780857687128
Genre : Fiction
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson board the Titanic in 1912, where Holmes is to carry out a secret government mission. Soon after departure, highly important submarine plans for the US navy are stolen. Holmes and Watson work through a list of suspects which includes Colonel James Moriarty, brother to the late Professor Moriarty - will they find the culprit before tragedy strikes?
Category: Fiction

The Titanic

Author : Wyn Craig Wade
ISBN : 9781620872987
Genre : History
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In this centennial edition of the definitive book on the Titanic, new findings, photos, and interviews shed light on the world’s most famous marine disaster for the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking. On that fatal night in 1912 the world’s largest moving object disappeared beneath the waters of the North Atlantic in less than three hours. Why was the ship sailing through waters well known to be a “mass of floating ice”? Why were there too few lifeboats? Why were a third of the survivors crew members? Based on the sensational evidence of the U.S. Senate hearings, eyewitness accounts, and the results of the 1985 Woods Hole expedition that photographed the ship, this electrifying account vividly recreates the vessel’s last desperate hours afloat and fully addresses the questions that have continued to haunt the tragedy of the Titanic.
Category: History


Author : Steve A. Santini
ISBN : 9780595126491
Genre : History
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Titanic: Touchstones of a Tragedy stands alone in the genre of books on the legendary ship thanks to its abundant use of artifacts and memorabilia not previously seen by those beguiled by the doomed White Star Liner. With his use of these striking images and a wealth of facts to tell the Titanic’s near mythic tale in a novel way, author Santini presents readers with a museum’s worth of Titanic treasures—all between the covers of a book.
Category: History

Sherlock Holmes And The Titanic Tragedy

Author : William Seil
ISBN : 0947533354
Genre : Fiction
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In 1912, Holmes and Watson board the Titanic en route to America, where Holmes is to carry out a top secret government mission. Disguised as a Naval Commodore, Holmes is given the added task of looking after Christine Norton - a young and attractive secret agent - as she transports highly important submarine plans to the US navy. Soon after departure, tragedy strikes and the plans are stolen and concealed somewhere on board the huge luxury liner. The list of suspects is narrowed down to a most curious collection of passengers including a beautiful widow with an undisguised interest in Dr Watson. Most notable of them all is Colonel James Moriarty, brother of the legendary late Professor Moriarty. As the investigation continues and the plot thickens the Titanic moves swiftly across the Atlantic towards New York. But out in the distance there is a place where the sky is dark and the water is bitterly cold. A gigantic iceberg waits, ready to take on and master mankind's latest challenge to the power of nature.
Category: Fiction


Author : Rms Titanic April 1912 Notebooks
ISBN : 1697351794
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Are you looking for a stylish gift for Titanic Ship April 1912 Atlantic Ocean lovers? This is a perfect blank, lined notebook, journal with cool graphic on the cover. Details of this notebook include: 6x9 inches, 120 pages, matte-finished cover and white paper. If you are looking for a different book, make sure to click on the author name for other great journal ideas.