Farewell, Titanic: Her Final Legacy

Farewell, Titanic: Her Final Legacy

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by Charles Pellegrino
     
 

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Praise for Charles Pellegrino

Farewell, Titanic

"Pellegrino has completed his twenty-five-year journey of Titanic exploration with this deeply detailed book that looks the horror and chaos of that disaster square in the eye, with human insights not previously brought to light. Pellegrino really is the king of

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Praise for Charles Pellegrino

Farewell, Titanic

"Pellegrino has completed his twenty-five-year journey of Titanic exploration with this deeply detailed book that looks the horror and chaos of that disaster square in the eye, with human insights not previously brought to light. Pellegrino really is the king of connect-the-dots."
James Cameron, Academy Award-winning director of Titanic

"Charles Pellegrino's aptly named book is packed with untold stories. There is much to admire here, and Pellegrino is just the man to document what may indeed be the Titanic's final chapter."
Bill Schutt, American Museum of Natural History, author of Dark Banquet

Ghosts of the Titanic

"Charles Pellegrino has raised the Titanic—at least in my imagination."
Stephen King

"Very moving. Like Her Name, Titanic, Ghosts of the Titanic often brought tears to my eyes."
Sir Arthur C. Clarke, author of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Her Name, Titanic

"Like walking through a Stanley Kubrick film . . . it is impossible to pull off this sort of thing without knowing the facts, and Charlie Pellegrino knows his Titanic inside and out."
Walter Lord, author of A Night to Remember

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Popular science author Pellegrino (Her Name, Titanic; Ghosts of the Titanic), the subject of controversy surrounding claims made in his previous book, The Last Train from Hiroshima, returns to a familiar topic in this final book of a trilogy on Titanic. He describes his dives to the wreck site with Titanic film director James Cameron in 2001 at the same time as the 9/11 attacks. Metaphysical musings about the shipwreck and the World Trade Center are interspersed among scientific analysis of "shock cocoons" (areas that are undamaged during catastrophic events), the impact of the ship hitting the ocean floor and the surge cloud it produced, and sea organisms deteriorating the wreck. VERDICT The author's works are frequently described as controversial; the reader might wish to approach this work critically. Best for those interested in exploration of Titanic's wreck site.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118191293
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/20/2012
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
653,936
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Charles Pellegrino is a scientist who has been involved in Titanic research for decades, since shortly after Robert Ballard discovered the remains of the luxury vessel in the 1980s. Pellegrino wrote the New York Times bestseller Her Name, Titanic about the ship and its discovery. His second book about the Titanic, Ghosts of the Titanic, was published in 2000. Pellegrino has worked with both Ballard and director James Cameron and provided some of the source material for Cameron’s Oscar-winning movie Titanic.

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