BEAU RIFFENBURGH earned his doctorate at the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge, and for 14 years served as editor of Polar Record, the world’s oldest journal of polar research. He has also lectured in history at the University of Cambridge and written several books, including The Myth of the Explorer (Oxford Paperbacks, 1994) and Shackleton’s Forgotten Expedition: The Voyage of the Nimrod (Bloomsbury, 2005). For Andre Deutsch he has written The Royal Geographical Society Exploration Experience (2007).
The Titanic Experience: The Legend of the Unsinkable Shipby Beau Riffenburgh
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Hailed as “unsinkable,” the Titanic was the world’s biggest ship and the ultimate in seafaring luxury. Yet within five days of setting off on its maiden voyage, it sank to the bottom of the sea, taking the lives of more than 1,500 passengers. Nearly a century later, the Titanic remains the worst seafaring disaster in history.
As the blockbuster film proved, the Titanic’s tragic tale—rich in romance, intrigue, heroism, greed, wealth, and class—continues to grip the public’s imagination. While dozens of books have charted the ship’s all-too-short life, this remarkable volume stands apart from the rest. It’s the first to contain 30 fascinating facsimile items of Titanic memorabilia, including tickets, letters, telegrams, menus, original plans, and blueprints—as well as two stunning gatefolds and 200 photographs of the ship and the wreck, taken with underwater equipment.
Readers will enjoy a unique and compelling insight into life on board the luxury liner as she began her fateful voyage into the icy seas of the North Atlantic in April 1912.
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Bought this book for my 12 year old son who loves history - he absolutely loves it - it is a great coffee table book to share with others!
I CERTAINLY DON'T EMBRACE A TRAGEDY, BUT I EMBRACE THE STORYTELLING DETAIL OF THIS BOOK'S TRAGEDY, UNTHINKABLE, BUT DEFINITELY MEMORABLE....GOD BLESS THE SOULS OF THOSE PASSENGERS!