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Building the Titanic: The Creation of History's Most Famous Ocean Liner

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Everyone knows how the story of RMS Titanic ended, but few know how it began. Now, for the first time, that remarkable history has been traced back to its start-with the 1907 decision to build her in the first place. From there we go into the shipyard, where 4,000 tradesmen-joiners, fitters, electricians, plumbers, welders, riveters, and more-turned dreams into reality. Profusely illustrated with blueprints, cross-sections, and haunting archival photographs, this extraordinary record of human endeavor and, ...
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Overview

Everyone knows how the story of RMS Titanic ended, but few know how it began. Now, for the first time, that remarkable history has been traced back to its start-with the 1907 decision to build her in the first place. From there we go into the shipyard, where 4,000 tradesmen-joiners, fitters, electricians, plumbers, welders, riveters, and more-turned dreams into reality. Profusely illustrated with blueprints, cross-sections, and haunting archival photographs, this extraordinary record of human endeavor and, ultimately, human fallibility, adds a fascinating new dimension to the story of the world's most famous, fated ship.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847327451
  • Publisher: Carlton Books
  • Publication date: 8/2/2011
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 937,064
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Rod Green has written and edited a wide range of titles, including SAS: The Illustrated History, World War II: The People's Story, Scalextric--The Story of the World's Favourite Model Racing Cars, Beach Huts, The Real History of Foyle's War, and The Original Highway Code.
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  • Posted February 7, 2014

    So far so good!!!!

    So far I love this book (besides the fact that I have been obsessed with the titanic since I was 7 and this is the 5th book I've bought) what I really like is that tell you how and why these ocean liners where built and the history behind them and the people and there birth place. I also really liked the photographs as well over all good book!!!

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