The Last Log of the Titanic

The Last Log of the Titanic

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by David Brown
     
 

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"Absolutely fascinating - it fills a huge void in the literature of the subject. ...Brown's familiarity with the technical aspects of shipdriving, based on hiw own career at sea, gives him enormous credibility...The Last Log of the Titanic has more surprises that any book I've seen on the topic in the past 23 years." - Thomas C. Wingfield, Lieutenant Commander, U.S.… See more details below

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"Absolutely fascinating - it fills a huge void in the literature of the subject. ...Brown's familiarity with the technical aspects of shipdriving, based on hiw own career at sea, gives him enormous credibility...The Last Log of the Titanic has more surprises that any book I've seen on the topic in the past 23 years." - Thomas C. Wingfield, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Naval Reserve A ship's logbook is like an airplane's "black box" in which all the specifics of a voyage are entered - the full nautical record of the journey. Imagine how fascinating the log entries from the Titanic's last hours would be. Of course, the actual log of the Titanic went to the bottom with the ship and has never been recovered. The Last Log of the Titanic, the first Titanic book written from the perspective of an expert ship handler, subjects the sinking of the Titanic to the brand of professional analysis that until now has been conspicuously missing from the literature of the great liner. Captain David G. Brown reconstructs the events leading up to the disaster, working from eyewitness accounts. He meticulously examines the official testimony given before the U.S. Senate and the British Board of Trade, as well as original newspaper accounts, allowing logic and the rigorous standards of good seamanship, rather than bias and tradition, to reveal the facts of the case. In the process he exposes the many false assumptions, obfuscations, and outrights lies that were propagated by surviving crewmembers and passengers, and by White Star officials, as he unearths long-buried truths.

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ISBN-13:
9780071374569
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
11/05/2000
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
234
Sales rank:
1,256,971
File size:
1 MB

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