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Why the Titanic Sank
     

Why the Titanic Sank

by W. B. Bartlett
 

• By the author of Titanic: 9 Hours to Hell, the Survivors' Story: 'Enthralling' THE DAILY MAIL, 'Quite the best and most level-headed telling of the whole story I have ever read' THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY.

• A critical appraisal of the chain reaction that led to the disaster, and an investigation of the seven factors that caused it, and made

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• By the author of Titanic: 9 Hours to Hell, the Survivors' Story: 'Enthralling' THE DAILY MAIL, 'Quite the best and most level-headed telling of the whole story I have ever read' THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY.

• A critical appraisal of the chain reaction that led to the disaster, and an investigation of the seven factors that caused it, and made the loss of life greater than it should have been (1. Conditions at Sea 2. Ice Warnings 3. Speed & Lookouts 4. Evasive Action 5. Titanic's Structure 6. Lifeboat Provision 7. Uncoordinated Rescue Response).

On 10 April 1912 Titanic - the largest and most luxurious ocean liner in the world - left Southampton on her maiden voyage. The only headlines she expected to make were on her triumphant arrival in New York. But just five days later, she was a wreck at the bottom of the North Atlantic, taking over 1500 lives with her.

Why? The answer to this question is a set of circumstances and a chain of events that came together to seal her fate and that of so many of her passengers and crew. Nature of course played her part in the form of that gigantic iceberg as well as in other less obvious ways. Most of all though there was human error, complacency and an inability to think the unthinkable when designing or sailing the ship. Just one different action at any stage in the chain could have saved the life of Titanic or at least most, if not all, of those aboard her.

The world still has much to learn from the loss of the Titanic. This book explains why the largest ship in the world was lost and just how the voyage of a lifetime turned into a nightmare.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781445606309
Publisher:
Amberley Publishing
Publication date:
07/03/2012
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

W. B. Bartlett has worked across the globe in almost twenty countries and has spent time in over fifty. He is the author of many history books for Amberley on the Titanic, The Mongols, Agincourt and Dam Busters. He lives in Bournemouth.

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