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Desperate hours : the epic rescue of the Andrea Doria

Author: Richard Goldstein
Publisher: [New York] : Wiley, ©2001.
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On a summer's night in 1956, in a fog off Nantucket, the world-renowned ocean liner Andrea Doria collided with another ship, the Stockholm. Eleven hours later it sank, but in that brief time the Doria became, after the Titanic, the most storied vessel of the century, as 1,700 people were saved in an unforgettable rescue punctuated by countless acts of heroism amid confusion, terror, even cowardice. Drawing on dozens  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Goldstein, Richard.
Desperate hours.
[New York] : Wiley, ©2001
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Goldstein
ISBN: 0585392188 9780585392189 0471216941 9780471216940 1280341920 9781280341922
OCLC Number: 49852025
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 294 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Desperate Hours; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART I THE VOYAGE; PART II THE COLLISION; PART III THE RESCUE; PART IV THE QUESTIONS; PART V THE MEMORIES; PART VI THE SHIPWRECK; Appendix; Sources; Index.
Responsibility: Richard Goldstein.

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On a summer's night in 1956, in a fog off Nantucket, the world-renowned ocean liner Andrea Doria collided with another ship, the Stockholm. Eleven hours later it sank, but in that brief time the Doria became, after the Titanic, the most storied vessel of the century, as 1,700 people were saved in an unforgettable rescue punctuated by countless acts of heroism amid confusion, terror, even cowardice. Drawing on dozens of interviews that relate stories never before told, utilizing court documents, memoirs and reports by psychiatrists who examine survivors, and presenting technical findings shedd.

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