The Titanic

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Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
The sinking of the Titanic in the early morning hours of April 15, 1912 remains a memorable event in human history. Described as an "unsinkable" ship, the legendary Titanic struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage and sank to the ocean floor within hours. Equipped with twenty lifeboats capable of carrying only a fraction of the people on board, the ship's sinking resulted in the deaths of more than 1,500 people. Eventually, courts noted structural issues and human error as the combined reasons for this tragedy. In recent years, explorers have located what remains of the Titanic far below the surface of the Atlantic. To this day, the story of this ill-fated vessel remains one that captures the interest and imagination. Here, in this addition to the illustrated "Cornerstones of History" series, the story of this redoubtable ship is retold for a school-aged audience. Writer Peter Benoit captures the essence of this sad story. Like other books in this series, this enables readers to go online and view interesting related materials. In this way the content of this well-crafted book are enhanced by access to online videos of the undersea exploration, copies of the S.O.S. communiques sent by the helpless wireless operators, and a manifest of the ship's passengers. This combination works well and results in a useful historical study of a great human disaster. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531236079
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/15/2013
  • Series: Cornerstones of Freedom, Third Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1010L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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