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The Unsinkable Titanic.

Author: Allen Gibson
Publisher: New York : History Press, 2012.
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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. He determines the true causes of the disaster, telling the story of the 'unsinkable' ship against a backdrop of a tumultuous and rapidly emerging technological world. The book exposes the true interests of the people involved in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gibson, Allen.
Unsinkable Titanic.
New York : The History Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Gibson
ISBN: 9780752467856 0752467859
OCLC Number: 794327616
Description: 1 online resource (550 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Contents; List of Tables; Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1 Accession; Chapter 2 Introducing Titanic; Chapter 3 Olympic Class; Chapter 4 Last Man Standing; Chapter 5 Leap of Faith; Chapter 6 Making Waves; Chapter 7 Paradise Lost; Chapter 8 Safety in Numbers; Chapter 9 The Silent Witness; Chapter 10 'Further Particulars Later'; Chapter 11 Devil in the Detail; Chapter 12 A Reputation for Safety; Chapter 13 A Class Divided; Chapter 14 Larger than Life; Chapter 15 Lost Property; Chapter 16 Echoes of Tragedy; Chapter 17 Forever Young; Appendix One Without Prejudice. Appendix Two Theatre of WarAppendix Three Protection for Perpetuity; Appendix Four An Undue Encumbrance; Appendix Five Impenetrable Decadence; Appendix Six The Bridge; Appendix Seven Economy of Prudence; Appendix Eight Watertight Subdivision; Appendix Nine Margin of Safety; Appendix Ten Cause and Effect; Glossary; Bibliography; Copyright.

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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. He determines the true causes of the disaster, telling the story of the 'unsinkable' ship against a backdrop of a tumultuous and rapidly emerging technological world. The book exposes the true interests of the people involved in the operation, regulation and investigation into Titanic, and lays bare the technology so dramatically destroyed. Juxtaposing the duelling worlds of economics and safety, this study r.

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