The Titanic Tragedy

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On the early <$$> of April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic sank to the depths of the frigid North Atlantic Ocean after striking an iceberg. More than 1,500 people were killed. In The Titanic Tragedy: The Price of Prosperity in a Gilded Age, uncover the demands of big business during an age of wealth and prosperity and explore the sacrifices made in order to meet them.

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Overview

On the early <$$> of April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic sank to the depths of the frigid North Atlantic Ocean after striking an iceberg. More than 1,500 people were killed. In The Titanic Tragedy: The Price of Prosperity in a Gilded Age, uncover the demands of big business during an age of wealth and prosperity and explore the sacrifices made in order to meet them.

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Children's Literature - Amy McMillan
All the bases are covered in this brief account of the sinking of the great ship Titanic. Personal accounts, facts and figures, news dispatches, photos, and Senate committee hearings' transcripts are all woven into the narration keeping the tone personal and readable. Half of the book recounts the history of the ship, detailing its opulence, and showing the pride of all involved in its voyage. The other three of the six short chapters deal with the aftermath: the continued investigations and recoveries, changes in regulations and safety procedures, and people's ongoing fascination with the event nearly one hundred years later. The back matter includes a timeline of events, chapter notes, resources for further information, as well as a bibliography, index, and an author profile. Issues of classism, negligence, and greed are all touched upon and some questions are still designated as unanswered; but the research continues and more discoveries are being made. This concise resource gives a great overview of the disaster and shows directly how history influences the present. Reviewer: Amy McMillan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608704507
  • Publisher: Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Series: Perspectives on 3 Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 An "Unsinkable" Ship 9

2 A Catastrophic Collision 26

3 The Aftermath 51

4 Seasons of Change 63

5 Long-Term Impacts 75

6 A Titanic Legacy 85

Timeline 94

Notes 97

Further Information 102

Bibliography 104

Index 107

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