Titanic's Last Secrets: The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler

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Thorndike Press, Oct 1, 2008 - Transportation - 445 pages
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After rewriting history with their discovery of a Nazi U-boat off the coast of New Jersey, legendary divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler decided to investigate the great enduring mystery of history's most notorious shipwreck: Why did Titanic sink as quickly as it did?
To answer the question, Chatterton and Kohler assemble a team of experts to explore Titanic, study its engineering, and dive to the wreck of its sister ship, Brittanic, where Titanic's last secrets may be revealed.
Titanic"'s Last Secrets" is a rollercoaster ride through the shipbuilding history, the transatlantic luxury liner business, and shipwreck forensics. Chatterton and Kohler weave their way through a labyrinth of clues to discover that "Titanic" was not the strong, heroic ship the world thought she was and that the men who built her covered up her flaws when disaster struck. If "Titanic" had remained afloat for just two hours longer than she did, more than two thousand people would have lived instead of died, and the myth of the great ship would be one of rescue instead of tragedy.
Titanic's Last Secrets is the never-before-told story of the Ship of Dreams, a contemporary adventure that solves a historical mystery.

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Review: Titanic's Last Secrets: The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler

User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

For the better part of the past 100 years it has been accepted by many that the damage Titanic received in her hull when she sideswiped the iceberg was what doomed the liner and resulted in her ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

I used to watch Deep Sea Detectives religiously, and I loved Shadow Divers, so I was obviously predisposed to enjoy this book, but it also stands on its own if you know nothing about those two things ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Bradford Matsen is the author of Descent: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss as well as many other books abou the sea and its inhabitants. He was a creative producer for the television series The Shape of Life, and his articles have appeared in Mother Jones, Audubon, and Nature, among other publications. He divides his time between Seattle and New York City.
John Chatterton and Richie Kohler contributed to the research of Titanic's Last Secrets, as they did for Robert Kurson's Shadow Divers, the 2005 Book Sense Nonfiction Book of the Year.

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