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

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Thorndike Press, 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  - Matthew Ciarvella - Goodreads

The history itself was quite interesting, but I have to chalk this one up to misplaced expectations. "Shadow Divers" was one of my favorite books ever, largely in part due to the long and detailed ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Andy Dale - Goodreads

I read the other book by these authors where the excavated a nazi submarine off the american coast. This is about an excavation of the titantic. I learned a lot about the designer and company that ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Brad Matsen has written about the sea and its inhabitants for forty years in books, film scripts, essays and magazine articles. Author of The New York Times Best Sellers: Titanic's Last Secrets: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss; and Jacques Cousteau: The Sea King as well as eight other books including Planet Ocean: A Story of Life, the Sea and Dancing to the Fossil Record and The Incredible Ocean Adventure series for children. He has also written a television series, and is a speaker on global environmental issues. He has written hundreds of magazine articles for Mother Jones, Audubon, Natural History and many other publications.

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