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The Titanic

Author: Daniel Gaetán-Beltrán
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
Series: Perspectives on modern world history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : First editiionView all editions and formats
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"Perspectives on Modern World History : The Titanic provides historical background on key aspects of the naval disaster; readings about important controversies about the ship, the disaster, and its legacy; and personal narratives from individuals who lived through the event or were directly affected by it, as well as from contemporary figures who continue to influence our collective understanding of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Gaetán-Beltrán
ISBN: 9780737773101 0737773103
OCLC Number: 889324106
Description: 184 pages : illustrations (motly color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Historical background on the Titanic disaster --
The enduring cultural resonance of the Titanic tragedy / Jill A. Gregg --
How the world's greatest steamship went down / Scientific American --
Titanic sends its final wireless messages / Great Yarmouth Radio Club --
Confusion reigns as news of the disaster reaches New York / New York Times --
The remains of Titanic are finally discovered seventy-three years later / Science and Its Times --
An exhibitions company gains legal ownership of the Titanic wreck / Globe Newswire --
Controversies surrounding the Titanic disaster --
Negligence caused the Titanic disaster / US Senate Committee on Commerce --
The Titanic investigation raised issues of international law and jurisdiction / House of Lords, UK parliament --
Titanic's discovery resulted in a tangle of lawsuits / Ricardo Elia --
Titanic should be left undisturbed / Paul Lee --
Ship designers have not learned the right lessons from the Titanic disaster / Edward Tenner --
Titanic sank because of weak, poorly made rivets / William J. Broad --
Titanic's wireless operators withheld information for profit / New York Herald --
The passenger evacuation on Titanic reflected the stark class divisions of the time / Frank Whelan --
An actress who survived the disaster began the legend that is Titanic / Robert Fulford --
Survivors' own stories define Titanic's legacy / Wade Sisson --
Personal narratives --
A teen first-class passenger writes about the night Titanic sank / John B. Thayer --
A Titanic stewardess describes the evacuation / Violet Jessup --
Survivors share Titanic escape stories / New York Post --
My grandfather, the Titanic's violinist / Christopher Ward --
An artist visits Titanic with a movie crew in 2001 / Ken Marschall.
Series Title: Perspectives on modern world history.
Responsibility: Daniel Gaetán-Beltrán, book editor.

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"Perspectives on Modern World History : The Titanic provides historical background on key aspects of the naval disaster; readings about important controversies about the ship, the disaster, and its legacy; and personal narratives from individuals who lived through the event or were directly affected by it, as well as from contemporary figures who continue to influence our collective understanding of Titanic"--Provided by publisher.

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