Titanic: An Illustrated History

Titanic: An Illustrated History

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by Donald Lynch, Ken Marschall
     
 

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No one ever dreamed that her first voyage would also be her last. To the elegantly dressed first-class passengers who swept down the Grand Staircase on their way to dinner, the Titanic seemed to be the ultimate in comfort and security. But only hours later the greatest ship ever built would lie on the bottom of the Atlantic and her few surviving passengers…  See more details below

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No one ever dreamed that her first voyage would also be her last. To the elegantly dressed first-class passengers who swept down the Grand Staircase on their way to dinner, the Titanic seemed to be the ultimate in comfort and security. But only hours later the greatest ship ever built would lie on the bottom of the Atlantic and her few surviving passengers would be left shivering in lifeboats.

Now the complete story of the "unsinkable" Titanic - from her construction and launch to her sinking and rediscovery - is told in words and hundreds of pictures in one magnificent, lavishly illustrated volume.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
No ship has continued to capture the public's imagination like the White Star Liner R.M.S. Titanic. The events that unfolded on Sunday, April 14, 1912 have been told in many books, including such works as Walter Lord's A Night To Remember ( LJ 10/15/55) and Robert D. Ballard's Discovery of the Titanic ( LJ 1/88). Lynch (historian, Titanic Historical Society) and artist Marschall have collaborated in this latest history of that fateful event. Combining photographs, stunning paintings, and a gripping text, they have provided, as Ballard states in his introduction, the next best thing to a visit to the Titanic. Lynch raises interesting questions that may never be answered: Most tantalizingly, should First Officer Murdoch, on watch on the bridge during the 60 seconds between the sighting of the iceberg and the collision, have given different commands? This latest history of one of the sea's greatest tragedies is a visual tour de force that will please both general reader and maritime history enthusiasts. Essential for all libraries.-- Harold N. Boyer, Marple P.L., Broomall, Pa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786881475
Publisher:
Hyperion
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 11.75(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Donald Lynch is a premier historian on the Titanic and a member of the Titanic Historical Society. He is the author of Ghosts of the Abyss: A Journey into the Heart of the Titanic. Ken Marschall is a maritime artist and the illustrator of The Discovery of the Titanic and The Discovery of the Bismarck. He lives in Redondo Beach, California. Robert D. Ballard is an explorer and leading marine geologist who helps develop new underwater exploration technology. He discovered the sunken Titanic and Bismarck ships. He is the author of many books about his discoveries, including The Discovery of the Titanic, Finding the Titanic, and Graveyards of the Pacific. He lives in Mystic, Connecticut.

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If you're interested in Titanic, you absolutely must buy this book. I have several on the great ship, but this is by far my favorite. Don Lynch and Ken Marschall are the best Titanic historians out there, and Marschall's paintings are stunning.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Everything about the Titanic interests me.For all the years I have been interested it her, I haven't found a such amazing book. The beautiful illustrations and the words. The books goes from the moment Joseph Bruce Ismay thought of the idea at a dinner to the sinking and even to the findings by Robert D. Ballard and even more! An amazing book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great bookx to add to your collection of book on Titanic. With stunning pictures and great facts this book is a MUST have.