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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. A must-read for any Titanic enthusiast, this fascinating 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 hammering millions of rivets that held together the fortress-like steel hull, the engineers charged with the Herculean task of fitting engines to 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 the highly skilled carpenters, cabinet-makers and artists who laboured over 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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    Title
    Titanic
    Subtitle
    The Real Story of the Construction of the World's Most Famous Ship
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anton Gill
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781905026746
    ISBN 10: 1905026749
    Classifications

    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
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24360
    BISAC V2.8: TRA006010, HIS000000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJC
    BISAC V2.8: TRA006020
    BIC subject category V2: HBB
    DC23: 623.8243
    Thema V1.0: TBX, NHTM, WGG
    Illustrations note
    2 x 8pp pics
    Publisher
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Channel 4 Books, a division of Transworld Publishers
    Publication date
    27 February 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    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?.