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The unsinkable Titanic : the triumph behind a disaster

Author: Allen Gibson, (Maritime historian)
Publisher: Stroud : The History Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at the construction of the Titanic, placed in the context of the time in which it was built, and examines its infamous sinking.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Gibson, (Maritime historian)
ISBN: 9780752456256 0752456253
OCLC Number: 755071961
Description: 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
1. Accession --
2. Introducing Titanic --
3. Olympic Class --
4. Last man standing --
5. Leap of faith --
6. Making waves --
7. Paradise lost --
8. Safety in numbers --
9. The silent witness ; 10. 'Further particulars later' --
11. Devil in the detail --
12. A reputation for safety --
13. A class divided --
14. Larger than life --
15. Lost property --
16. Echoes of tragedy --
17. Forever young --
Appendices (1. Without prejudice: who owned who ; 2. Theatre of war: the great Atlantic routes ; 3. Protection for perpetuity: Estonia accord ; 4. An undue encumbrance: the letter of law --
5. Impenetrable decadence: bulkhead configuration of Titanic ; 6. The bridge: 37 seconds to disaster ; 7. Economy of prudence: lifeboat configuration of Titanic ; 8. Watertight subdivision: longitudinal vs. transversal ; 9. Margin of safety: a tale of two keels ; 10. Cause and effect: the Hawke incident of 1911).
Responsibility: Allen Gibson.

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Delving deep into Titanic's legacy, Allen Gibson presents a comprehensive history with a refreshing argument, that Titanic represented a considerable achievement in maritime architecture.  Read more...

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