Titanic: The Death and Life of a Legend

Titanic: The Death and Life of a Legend

by Michael Davie
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Titanic: The Death and Life of a Legend by Michael Davie

Newly updated on the hundredth anniversary of the tragedy by Titanic expert Dave Gittins to reflect the latest facts and theories about the ship's sinking, Titanic: The Death and Life of a Legend will fascinate Titanic experts, amateurs, and newcomers alike. 

In this gripping, deeply researched exploration of the Titanic's tragic sinking, journalist Michael Davie investigates the events, controversies, and legends that have surrounded the disaster. Sifting through historical documents and survivors' accounts, Davie details the nineteenth-century origins of the White Star Line, narrates the story of the "unsinkable" ship's deadly voyage, and describes the dramatic discovery of the Titanic's wreckage in 1985. Davie offers insightful portraits of the protagonists and dramatizes the confusing and terrifying hours that passed from the moment the ship hit the iceberg until its survivors were picked up by the USS Carpathia a full day later.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307948403
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/03/2012
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 740,349
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Michael Davie was a leading British journalist. He was a reporter, columnist, and editor for the London Observer and the Melbourne (Australia) Age, and wrote books on topics as varied as Lyndon B. Johnson, California, and cricket. He died in 2005.
Dave Gittins lives in Adelaide, South Australia. He is the author of Titanic: Monument and Warning and co-author of Report into the Loss of the SS Titanic: A Centennial Reappraisal. 

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Titanic: The Death and Life of a Legend 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The overview calls the Carpathia "USS" which is completely wrong. "USS" is the title used for U.S. Navy ships and Carpathia's title was actually "RMS" which stands for Royal Mail Ship. Plus, the Titanic's survivors were not rescued a day (24 hours) later, they were rescued around 6:00 AM on April 15th, 1912 four hours after the ship sank (it sank at 2:20 AM). The author of this book clearly does not know what (s)he is talking about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
actualy it sank 2:30 am not to 2:20 and yes the uss is wrong it is r.m.s...but still good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate it. I thinks it suck
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