A Treasury of Titanic Tales
The building of the Titanic was one of the greatest achievements of the early twentieth century. It was the largest movable object ever made up to that time and represented the pinnacle of opulance and luxury. This collection of human-interest stories and insights into the doomed ship includes: Highlights of the building of the largest and most palatial ocean liner of its day. The story of J. Bruce Ismay who lived in seclusion the rest of his life due to the whispered accusations of cowardice during the inquiry into the Titanic's sinking. Details on why the lifeboats lowered into the ocean were less than half full. The heroism of Margaret Tobin "Maggie" Brown, the flamboyant American whose wealth was dug from the copper and gold mines of Colorado. A first-person report from the ship's radio operator as it sank. Why the ship's captain waited so long to alert the passengers about the sinking.
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