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    DescriptionWhen she set sail on her doomed maiden voyage in April 1912, RMS Titanic was the jewel in the crown of the White Star Line, a company that American tycoon J. P. Morgan had acquired a decade earlier. The executives at White Star competed fiercely in the ocean liner market, prioritizing luxury and comfort over speed. A floating palace, Titanic was the largest and most technologically advanced moving object in the world. It spent barely five days at sea, but a skilled workforce of thousands of men and women had spent years building the ship in a remarkable feat of design and engineering. Here is the story of the riveters, who risked deafness from hammering millions of rivets that held together the enormous steel hull; the engineers, who had the gargantuan task of fitting engines to power the massive ship across the Atlantic at 23 knots; the electricians, who installed state-of-the-art communications systems and enormous steam driven generators, each capable of powering the equivalent of 400 modern homes; the carpenters, cabinet makers, and artisans who labored over every last detail of the opulent state rooms; and so many more. From the engine room to the ball room, here is a testament to those who designed, built, and fitted the "ship of dreams."


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    Title
    Titanic
    Subtitle
    Building the World's Most Famous Ship
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anton Gill
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780762782321
    ISBN 10: 0762782323
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.5
    BIC subject category V2: WGG
    BIC E4L: TRA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Ingram Subject Code: SL
    Libri: I-SL
    B&T General Subject: 790
    BISAC V2.8: TRA006010
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TRA006020
    DC22: 623.82/432
    LC classification: VM383.T57 G72 2011
    Thema V1.0: NHD, WGG
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, diagrams
    Publisher
    ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
    Imprint name
    The Lyons Press
    Publication date
    03 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Guilford
    Author Information
    Anton Gill is the author of more than twenty books, including Art Lover: A Biography of Peggy Guggenheim and Il Gigante: Michelangelo, Florence, and The David.