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Titanic, triumph and tragedy

Author: John P Eaton; Charles A Haas; John Maxtone-Graham
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 1995. ©1994
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second edition, First American editionView all editions and formats
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Eight decades after the sinking of the Titanic, with the loss of more than 1,500 lives, the public's fascination with the ship, the tragedy and its mysterious aftermath remains as strong as ever. The new edition of this highly respected book offers a comprehensive chronicle of the entire saga, from the liner's design as the supposedly safest vessel afloat, through her maiden voyage carrying the social, artistic and
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John P Eaton; Charles A Haas; John Maxtone-Graham
ISBN: 0393036979 9780393036978
OCLC Number: 32303930
Notes: Plans on lining papers.
Description: 352 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), plans, portraits ; 32 cm
Contents: The owners --
The builders --
Construction and launch --
Fitting out --
Trials --
Southampton --
Preparations --
Departure --
Cherbourg --
Queenstown --
At sea --
Disaster --
Californian and others --
Rescue --
Aftermath --
The American inquiry --
Halifax --
Homecoming --
The British investigation --
Limitation of liability --
Rembrance --
Discovery and exploration --
Appendices: Titanic collectibles; The safety of life at sea; Yesterday, today and Titanic; Titanic deck plans; Titanic's cargo minifest; Titanic's passenger list.
Responsibility: John P. Eaton and Charles A. Haas ; foreword by John Maxtone-Graham.
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First published in 1986, revised and expanded in 1995, this book has been called "the definitive history" of the Titanic.  Read more...

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