Farewell, Titanic: Her Final Legacy

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 20, 2012 - History - 320 pages
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On the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking, a prominent Titanic researcher offers a final chance to see the ship before it disappears forever

The Titanic was the biggest, most luxurious passenger ship the world had ever seen; the ads proclaimed it to be unsinkable. When it sank in April 1912 after hitting an iceberg, killing more than 1,500 people, the world was forever changed and the public has been spellbound ever since. Now, a century later, the Titanic is about to disappear again: its infrastructure is set to collapse in the next few years. In this book, scientist Charles Pellegrino offers what may be the last opportunity to see the ship before it is lost to the seas for eternity. The last book to be written while survivors were still alive and able to contribute details, Farewell, Titanic includes many untold stories about the sinking and exploration of the unsinkable ship.

  • Author Charles Pellegrino provided source material for James Cameron's Oscar-winning Titanic film, which is being re-released in 3D at the same time as the book
  • Includes 16 pages of never-before-published full-color photographs of the sunken vessel
  • Includes all-new information about the Titanic research that has been carried out in the last decade
  • Written by a New York Times bestselling author who participated in the post-discovery analysis of the Titanic's remains during the expedition that immediately followed Robert Ballard's Titanic discovery in 1985
  

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Review: Farewell, Titanic: Her Final Legacy

User Review  - Victoria Shepherd - Goodreads

Lots of detailed, fascinating research but this book is unfocused. Chaotic jumping back and forth through time, amd the author seems very unfocused. The bulk of the book does focus on the Titanic, but ... Read full review

Review: Farewell, Titanic: Her Final Legacy

User Review  - Matt Astin - Goodreads

Contained some new information that I, an amateur Titanic historian, did not know. Good combination of the scientific and humanistic aspects of the Titanic then and now. Read full review

Contents

Preface
Convergence
Farfrom Okay
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Charles Pellegrino is a scientist who has been involved in Titanic research for decades, since shortly after Robert Ballard discovered the remains of the luxury vessel in the 1980s. Pellegrino wrote the New York Times bestseller Her Name, Titanic about the ship and its discovery. His second book about the Titanic, Ghosts of the Titanic, was published in 2000. Pellegrino has worked with both Ballard and director James Cameron and provided some of the source material for Cameron’s Oscar-winning movie Titanic.

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