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Titanic
     

Titanic

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by Filson Young
 

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This is a popular and dramatic short account of the doomed voyage of the Titanic.

Just before midnight on April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic, the largest ship in the world, hit an iceberg, starting a chain of events that would ultimately make it history's most famous, and notorious, ship. In the over 100 years since it sank on its maiden voyage, the Titanic has been

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This is a popular and dramatic short account of the doomed voyage of the Titanic.

Just before midnight on April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic, the largest ship in the world, hit an iceberg, starting a chain of events that would ultimately make it history's most famous, and notorious, ship. In the over 100 years since it sank on its maiden voyage, the Titanic has been the subject of endless fascination, as evidenced by the efforts to find its final resting spot, the museums full of its objects, and the countless books, documentaries, and movies made about the doomed ocean liner.

The Titanic was neither the first nor last big ship to sink, so it's clear that much of its appeal stems from the nature of ship itself. Indeed, the Titanic stands out not just for its end but for its beginning, specifically the fact that it was the most luxurious passenger ship ever built at the time. In addition to the time it took to come up with the design, the giant ship took a full three years to build, and no effort or cost was spared to outfit the Titanic in the most lavish ways. Given that the Titanic was over 100 feet tall, nearly 900 feet long, and over 90 feet wide, it's obvious that those who built her and provided all of its famous amenities had plenty of work to do. The massive ship was carrying thousands of passengers and crew members, each with their own experiences on board, and the various amenities offered among the different classes of passengers ensured that life on some decks of the ship was quite different than life on others.

Thanks to the dramatization of the Titanic's sinking and the undying interest in the story, millions of people are familiar with various aspects of the ship's demise, and the nearly 1,500 people who died in the North Atlantic in the early morning hours of April 15, 1912. The sinking of the ship is still nearly as controversial now as it was over 100 years ago, and the drama is just as compelling.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781445612782
Publisher:
Amberley Publishing
Publication date:
07/03/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
482,900
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Filson Young was a influential journalist and writer. He had visited Belfast in the summer of 1911 to see the Titanic under construction and following the Titanic disaster went to Southampton to see her sister ship Olympic leave for America. He walked around on board and understood the feeling of unsinkability that had given such false confidence to the passengers and crew aboard the Titanic. He wrote many popular books including The Trial of Hawley Harvey Crippen.

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Titanic 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 79 reviews.
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Very good book!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For those of you out there who love the titanic go to the franklin inst. In philly and go to the titanic exhibit.. you get to feel "the iceburg" i went with school for a field trip it was really cool there is games to play....... oh and when you enter the exhbit you get a card with a name on it and at the end you get to see if you survied or didnt it was really really really really cool so if i was you id ask my mom if we can take 1 day off of school to go there it is really cool........... go there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Outstanding book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the movie soo much ~ It is just soo sad, & romantic c:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Coolbook
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The titanic exhibit is aweaome i went there on my birthday. Can you believe my parents wouldnt buy mr the $24000 signed model? Not fair!!!!! JK But it was amazing!!! My hand print is in tje ice berg so cool!!!!
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I found this book to be very well written. Much of the observations about the behaviour of people under stress rings true still today.
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