882 1 2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions About the Titanic

Author: Hugh Brewster
Publisher:
ISBN: 1435246705
Release Date: 2008-04-18
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Questions and answers present information about the building, passengers, launching, sailing, sinking, and rediscovery of the Titanic, accompanied by illustrations, archival images, and step-by-step diagrams.

882 1 2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions About the Titanic

Author: Hugh Brewster
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 0606195246
Release Date: 2001-05-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Questions and answers present information about the building, passengers, launching, sailing, sinking, and rediscovery of the Titanic, accompanied by illustrations, archival images, and step-by-step diagrams.

882 1 2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions about the Titanic

Author: Hugh Brewster
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 0613115066
Release Date: 1999-02-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Questions and answers present information about the building, passengers, launching, sailing, sinking, and rediscovery of the Titanic, accompanied by illustrations, archival images, and step-by-step diagrams.

Shadow of the Titanic

Author: Andrew Wilson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451671582
Release Date: 2012-03-06
Genre: History

IN the early morning hours of April 15, 1912, the icy waters of the North Atlantic reverberated with the desperate screams of more than 1,500 men, women, and children—passengers of the once majestic liner Titanic. Then, as the ship sank to the ocean floor and the passengers slowly died from hypothermia, an even more awful silence settled over the sea. The sights and sounds of that night would haunt each of the vessel’s 705 survivors for the rest of their days. Although we think we know the story of Titanic—the famously luxurious and supposedly unsinkable ship that struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Britain to America—very little has been written about what happened to the survivors after the tragedy. How did they cope in the aftermath of this horrific event? How did they come to remember that night, a disaster that has been likened to the destruction of a small town? Drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished letters, memoirs, and diaries as well as interviews with survivors’ family members, award-winning journalist and author Andrew Wilson reveals how some used their experience to propel themselves on to fame, while others were so racked with guilt they spent the rest of their lives under the Titanic’s shadow. Some reputations were destroyed, and some survivors were so psychologically damaged that they took their own lives in the years that followed. Andrew Wilson brings to life the colorful voices of many of those who lived to tell the tale, from famous survivors like Madeleine Astor (who became a bride, a widow, an heiress, and a mother all within a year), Lady Duff Gordon, and White Star Line chairman J. Bruce Ismay, to lesser known second- and third-class passengers such as the Navratil brothers—who were traveling under assumed names because they were being abducted by their father. Today, one hundred years after that fateful voyage, Shadow of the Titanic adds an important new dimension to our understanding of this enduringly fascinating story.

LIFE Titanic

Author: The Editors of LIFE
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment
ISBN: 9781547841721
Release Date: 2018-02-16
Genre: History

The tragedy that shook the world. Well over 100 years after the sinking of the Titanic, it remains one of the tragedies that loom large in our collective memories and imaginations, not just for the enormous loss of life, but also for the fact that it shouldn’t have happened. From the construction of the ship and its maiden voyage, to its collision with an iceberg in the North Atlantic, the entire, fateful journey is chronicled in LIFE Titanic. This classic Special Edition is filled with stunning photography, authoritative text and archival documents that take you to the time period, and place you below the deck to see the ship’s inner workings, imagine the lavish meals served in the dining room, and meet many of the illustrious guests on the RMS Titanic. Amazing photos of the survivors and the aftermath, plus a look at the Titanic’s place in our shared history, make this a compelling guide to an unforgettable tragedy.

What Sank the World s Biggest Ship

Author: Mary Kay Carson
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 1402787332
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

What exactly is a miracle? That's the question three women try to answer when one of them faces a sudden tragedy. In the process, they transform a simple friendship into a powerful spiritual odyssey. Recent polls reveal that while most Americans believe in miracles, few feel that a miracle could happen for them. Joan, Katie, and Meb were no exception, yet each had experienced something extraordinary: Joan's son had survived a catastrophic illness. Katie had, perhaps with the aid of Divine intervention, escaped serial killer Ted Bundy. And Meb's 6-month-old daughter had suffered abuse and was now blind; she coped through the power of prayer and faith. Katie was a skeptic, Meb a believer, and Joan struggled to mediate faith and doubt. The Miracle Chase is a story of how these three friends tried to discover what religions around the world have to tell us about miracles, why some people are blessed with miracles when others aren't, and how anyone could believe in miracles in an age of science.

101 Things You Thought You Knew About the Titanic butDidn t

Author: Tim Maltin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101558935
Release Date: 2011-11-29
Genre: History

April 15th, 2012, will be the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. People have an endless fascination with the Titanic, yet much of what they know today is a mixture of fact and fiction. In one hundred and one brief and engaging chapters, Tim Maltin, one of the foremost experts on the Titanic, reveals the truth behind the most common beliefs about the ship and the night it sank. From physics to photographs, lawsuits to love stories, Maltin doesn't miss one tidbit surrounding its history. Heavily researched and filled with detailed descriptions, quotes from survivors, and excerpts from the official inquiries, this book is guaranteed to make readers rethink everything they thought they knew about the legendary ship and its tragic fate.

Amazing Extraordinary Facts The Titanic

Author: Stuart Robertson
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 9781446356159
Release Date: 2012-03-09
Genre: Transportation

Which novel predicted the disaster a whole 14 years before Titanic's maiden voyage? Who photographed Titanic's nemesis - the iceberg? What were the last words and deeds of Titanic's Captain? How did a bottle of whisky save one of the crew? Find the answers to these and many other intriguing aspects of the doomed ship in this absorbing collection of stories and trivia. Amazing and Extraordinary Facts: Titanic celebrates the 100th anniversary of the most famous maritime disaster of all time, with a unique collection of facts and stories that will make you think differently about the night to remember. Unusual facts about the iconic ship, her passengers and crew; strange tales of premonitions and jinxes; stirring accounts of heroism and cowardice; spectacular box-office triumphs and flops; the discovery of the wreck and some truly bizarre salvage attempts; all these and more are explored in this alternative guide to the ill-fated "unsinkable" liner.

1912 Facts about Titanic

Author: Lee William Merideth
Publisher: Historical Indexes
ISBN: 0983610339
Release Date: 2012-07-19
Genre: History

Fascinating, lesser-known facts about the Titanic and details on the ship, the passengers, and the sinking. The book also explores aspects of the wreck today and salvage operations. Although the main events of the Titanic disaster are well known, significant facts and tidbits remain obscure. Who were the thousands of men who built the giant ship? How were the bodies of the victims collected and buried? What were the conclusions of the investigative hearings into her sinking? Answers to these and hundreds of other questions are presented in this useful, easy-to-read volume. Lee W. Merideth is the author of several Civil War reference books and a longtime Titanic buff. He lives in northern California.

Gilded Lives Fatal Voyage

Author: Hugh Brewster
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 9780307984715
Release Date: 2012-03-27
Genre: History

Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage takes us behind the paneled doors of the Titanic’s elegant private suites to present compelling, memorable portraits of her most notable passengers. The intimate atmosphere onboard history’s most famous ship is recreated as never before. The Titanic has often been called “an exquisite microcosm of the Edwardian era,” but until now, her story has not been presented as such. In Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage, historian Hugh Brewster seamlessly interweaves personal narratives of the lost liner’s most fascinating people with a haunting account of the fateful maiden crossing. Employing scrupulous research and featuring 100 rarely-seen photographs, he accurately depicts the ship’s brief life and tragic denouement, presenting the very latest thinking on everything from when and how the lifeboats were loaded to the last tune played by the orchestra. Yet here too is a convincing evocation of the table talk at the famous Widener dinner party held in the Ritz Restaurant on the last night. And here we also experience the rustle of elegant undergarments as first-class ladies proceed down the grand staircase in their soigné evening gowns, some of them designed by Lady Duff Gordon, the celebrated couterière, who was also on board. Another well-known passenger was the artist Frank Millet, who led an astonishing life that seemed to encapsulate America’s Gilded Age—from serving as a drummer boy in the Civil War to being the man who made Chicago’s White City white for the 1893 World Exposition. His traveling companion Major Archibald Butt was President Taft’s closest aide and was returning home for a grueling fall election campaign that his boss was expected to lose. Today, both of these once-famous men are almost forgotten, but their ship-mate Margaret Tobin Brown lives on as “the Unsinkable Molly Brown,” a name that she was never called during her lifetime. Millionaires John Jacob Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim, writer Helen Churchill Candee, movie actress Dorothy Gibson, aristocrat Noelle, the Countess of Rothes, and a host of other travelers on this fateful crossing are also vividly brought to life within these pages. Through them, we gain insight into the arts, politics, culture, and sexual mores of a world both distant and near to our own. And with them, we gather on the Titanic’s sloping deck on that cold, starlit night and observe their all-too-human reactions as the disaster unfolds. More than ever, we ask ourselves, “What would we have done?”

Story of the Titanic

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780756698683
Release Date: 2012-02-20
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

This is the tragic story of the Titanic, the biggest and most luxurious ocean liner the world had ever seen, which sank on her maiden voyage in April 1912. Beautiful, double-page illustrations with amazing cross-sections and cutaway details explain the construction and mechanical details of this gigantic ship and reveal life onboard for passengers and crew. Each new illustration reveals different aspects of life in the early 20th century, and the text highlights hidden details for you to spot. As you follow the pictorial story of this world-famous liner, you will discover how she was built and equipped, what kind of passengers and crew she carried, and what facilities she offered onboard. You will also find out how she struck an iceberg and met with disaster,why she sank so quickly, how many people were saved, and how many lives were lost. You can compare the differences between the Titanic's passengers-from the first-class millionaires to the third-class emigrants-and find out how they dressed, where they ate and slept, and what they did to amuse themselves during the voyage. You can also take a closer look at some of the passengers and crew,and follow their different fates from the exciting start of the voyage to its tragic end.

Titanic

Author: Simon Adams
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 1465420576
Release Date: 2014-06-16
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Offers detailed descriptions of the Titanic, including its accommodations, and a retelling of its sinking in the North Atlantic in April, 1912.

Dieppe

Author: Hugh Brewster
Publisher:
ISBN: 0545994209
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Canada

On the night of August 19, 1942, a force of five thousand Canadians launched an attack on the Nazi-held French port of Dieppe. When the disastrous raid was done, and the Allies were forced to retreat, nearly a thousand Canadian troops lay dead. Almost two thousand were taken prisoner. Some called it "the bloodiest nine hours in Canadian military history." For years, defenders of the raid claimed that the Allies learned valuable lessons from Dieppe that were put to use later in the war. Others, including prominent leaders of the time, believed that the Canadian soldiers had been used as cannon fodder. Through meticulous research and interviews with veterans both in Canada and at Dieppe, Hugh Brewster has created a fascinating and haunting historical tour of the planning and execution of this tragic raid and its aftermath. Included aresections about the evacuation and the POW experiences.

Titanic

Author: Henry Freeman
Publisher:
ISBN: 1530376270
Release Date: 2016-04-04
Genre:

Titanic It has been more than one hundred years since the RMS Titanic sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic ocean. The disaster has captivated history buffs and non-history buffs alike, and it is easy to see why. Some of the most illustrious people of the day were on board: some survived, and some did not. Legends abound about whether the ship's maiden voyage was cursed. And then there is the ship itself: arguably the most luxurious vessel to ever travel oversea. Inside you will read about... - Conceiving of and Building the Titanic- "The Ship of Dreams"- Setting Sail- The Passengers- The Iceberg and the Sinking- The Aftermath- The Titanic Remembered and Re-DiscoveredThe disaster holds secrets and stories of love and bravery, cowardice and greed. Explore these and other themes that surround the sinking of the grand ship, Titanic.

50 Things You Should Know About Titanic

Author: Sean Callery
Publisher: QEB Publishing
ISBN: 168297023X
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The largest ocean liner of her time, Titanic was hailed as the ultimate in luxury travel, with grand dining halls and the latest technology, including an onboard telephone system. She set off on her maiden voyage on 10 April 1912 with more than 2,000 people on board. Just four days later, the ship struck an iceberg off the coast of Canada, and the unthinkable happened: Titanic sank. Find out what caused more than 1,000 people to drown and why the ship was so woefully ill-equipped for such a disaster. Through eyewitness accounts and from evidence found in the wreck, Titanic's fateful voyage has been meticulously pieced together to tell a riveting story of ambition, arrogance and folly.