Titanic: Destination Disaster : the Legends and the Reality

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1996 - History - 184 pages
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No other ship, nor maritime tragedy, holds more fascination than the Titanic - at the time of her launch, the world's largest moving man-made object. Over eighty years after the most famous sinking of all time, two of the world's foremost authorities present this popular account of the sea's best-known disaster. Myth and legend have long been part of the story. The authors explore many of the misconceptions that have developed over the years concerning the ship, the people and the sinking, and give the most likely explanations based on present-day research and knowledge. The whole story is expertly summarized - from building and launching, to a fascinating account of the remarkable discovery of the wreck, two-and-a-half miles down, by unmanned submersible. New to this edition is coverage of the subsequent crewed dives including the authors' own photographic visit to the site, and the artifact recovery expeditions. It all adds up to a book that will appeal to general reader and dedicated Titanic expert alike.
  

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Review: Titanic: Destination Disaster : The Legends and the Reality

User Review  - Kevin - Goodreads

Another superb book by the masters of Titanic research. Whilst not as detailed (or as large, as Triumph and Tragedy), this is still a brilliant book. Read full review

Review: Titanic: Destination Disaster : The Legends and the Reality

User Review  - Goodreads

Another superb book by the masters of Titanic research. Whilst not as detailed (or as large, as Triumph and Tragedy), this is still a brilliant book. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
7
Chapter Two Lights that Pass in the Night
37
Chapter Three A Burst of Cheering
53
Chapter Four From the Four Corners of the Compass
67
Chapter Five Park Lane and Scotland Road
75
Chapter Six Westwards to Destiny
85
Colour Section between 96 and
97
Chapter Seven City of Sorrow
98
Chapter Eight Questions and Answers and Questions
106
Chapter Nine With Times Passing
123
North Atlantic
131
Past Present Future
148
Appendix One
171
Appendix Four
180
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John P. Eaton has written and lectured extensively on the Titanic. He and Charles A. Haas are founders of the Titanic International, a shipping history and research organization with members worldwide, and are authors of the most comprehensive book on the subject, Titanic: Triumph and Tragedy. Eaton lives in Cold Spring, New York.

Charles A. Haas has written and lectured extensively on the Titanic. He and John P. Eaton are founders of the Titanic International, a shipping history and research organization with members worldwide, and are authors of the most comprehensive book on the subject, Titanic: Triumph and Tragedy. Haas lives in Randolph, New Jersey.

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