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    Titanic: (Accompanies the Channel 4 TV Series Titanic: The Mission) (Hardback) By (author) Anton Gill


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    DescriptionWhen Titanic set sail in 1912, she was the largest, most luxurious and most technologically advanced man-made moving object in the world. Built by the great industrial communities that made Britain the pre-eminent superpower of the age, the famous ocean liner signalled the high-water mark of our nation's manufacturing industry. Accompanying a landmark Channel 4 documentary series, "Titanic: The Mission", this book tells the untold stories of the men and women who made the 'ship of dreams' a reality: the fearless riveters who risked deafness from their incessant hammering of the millions of rivets that held together the fortress-like steel hull; the engineers charged with the Herculean task of fitting engines that would power the massive ship across the Atlantic at a speed of 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; and, the highly skilled carpenters, cabinet-makers and artists who attended to every last detail of the opulent staterooms. Titanic, of course, was destined to sink on her maiden voyage, but the achievement of the thousands of people who built and fitted out this astonishing ship lives on.

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    (Accompanies the Channel 4 TV Series Titanic: The Mission)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anton Gill
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 200 mm
    Height: 253 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 1,127 g
    ISBN 13: 9781905026715
    ISBN 10: 1905026714

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14360
    BIC subject category V2: HBTM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.5
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJC
    BIC subject category V2: WGG
    BIC E4L: TRA
    BIC subject category V2: TBX
    BISAC V2.8: TEC056000, HIS027150, TRA006000, TRA006010
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJC
    DC22: 623.82432
    Thema V1.0: TBX, NHTM, WGG
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPBA
    Illustrations note
    Integrated illustrations throughout
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Channel 4 Books, a division of Transworld Publishers
    Publication date
    28 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Anton Gill is a historian and writer whose previous titles include a critically acclaimed biography of Peggy Guggenheim: Art Lover, a brilliant account of The Great Escape and a companion to the television series Who Do You Think You Are?.