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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User Review  - Megan Hahn Fraser - Book Verdict

This subject is familiar to Maxtone-Graham, who edited and annotated Violet Jessop's posthumously published Titanic Survivor. He's an expert on ocean liners and frequently lectures on cruise ships. He ... Read full review

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Glittering Night
Homblow at Queens Island
The Ocean Dock
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John Maxtone-Graham (1929–2015) wrote many books on trans-Atlantic ocean travel, among them Titanic Tragedy: A New Look at the Lost Liner, Normandie: France's Legendary Art Deco Ocean Liner, and The Only Way to Cross, which has been in print for almost forty years.

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