Titanic: (Accompanies the Channel 4 TV Series Titanic: The Mission)

Titanic: (Accompanies the Channel 4 TV Series Titanic: The Mission)


By (author) Anton Gill

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  • Publisher: Channel 4 Books, a division of Transworld Publishers
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 200mm x 253mm x 24mm | 1,127g
  • Publication date: 28 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1905026714
  • ISBN 13: 9781905026715
  • Illustrations note: Integrated illustrations throughout
  • Sales rank: 419,552

Product description

When 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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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?.