Unsinkable: The Full Story of the RMS Titanic
No other ship in history has attracted so much attention, stirred up such powerful emotion, or accumulated as many legends and myths as Titanic. "Unsinkable" is a fresh look at this incredible story, one that centers on the people who built the ship, crewed her, and sailed on her. It follows the great ship as she grows on the ways at Harland & Wolff in Belfast, sails from Southampton toward her unexpected rendezvous with an iceberg, then slowly sinks into the North Atlantic, forever shattering the optimistic complacency of her era. The story doesn't end there, however, for the tale continues through the high drama of the U.S. Senate investigation and the British Board of Trade inquiry, then introduces the "mystery ship" Californian, whose officers watched Titanic sink and did nothing for fear of being subjected to their sleeping captain's wrath. The narrative then carries on with the recovery of many of Titanic's dead and their interment at Halifax, Nova Scotia, through the discovery of the wreck in 1985, and finally to the abortive 1996 expedition to raise a section of her rusted hull.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - booklover3258 - LibraryThing
I was always fascinated by the Titanic. However, I was not getting into this book at all and made it to page 25. It was reading more like a textbook than anything else. Boring and way too much information that I didn't care about or really didn't need to know. Not for me. No stars. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - charlie68 - LibraryThing
Great book, gives everything you'd ever want to know about the sinking of the Titanic. Including the building of the ship and the inquiry afterwords. Some of the heartwrenching stories of the passengers are also related. Read full review