Titanic Tragedy: A New Look at the Lost Liner

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W. W. Norton & Company, Mar 19, 2012 - History - 235 pages
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The dean of ocean liner historians uncovers fascinating and unknown aspects of this epic disaster.

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.

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Review: Titanic Tragedy: A New Look at the Lost Liner

User Review  - Mandi - Goodreads

Compared to other books on the subject, this book is dull and wonders frequently. It seems random facts or stories were thrown places which were completely irrelevant. Much of the book is not so much ... Read full review

Review: Titanic Tragedy: A New Look at the Lost Liner

User Review  - Keith Slade - Goodreads

I couldn't resist reading another one about this tragedy. It was good except some parts were a little too technical for me (the measurements of the drydock in Southampton, for example. I did learn a few more facts. Read full review

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The Wireless Miracle
Glittering Night
Homblow at Queens Island
The Ocean Dock
safe Carpathia

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About the author (2012)

John Maxtone-Graham is the author of The Only Way to Cross, which has been in print for almost forty years. He lives in New York City when not lecturing aboard ocean liners and cruise ships.

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