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    DescriptionIt was hailed as "unsinkable", the biggest ship in the world, the ultimate in seafaring luxury. Yet within five days of setting off from Southampton on its maiden voyage, Titanic had sunk to the bottom of the sea with the loss of over 1,500 lives. Nearly a century on, the fate of the Titanic remains the worst disaster in seafaring history. Dozens of books have charted the all-too-short life of the Titanic but this is the first to contain 30 fascinating facsimile items of Titanic memorabilia. These give the reader a unique and compelling insight into life on board the Titanic as she ventured out into the icy seas of the North Atlantic in April 1912 and include: the clearance form authorizing Titanic to set sail; the ticket belonging to Father Frank Browne; telegrams sent to and from Titanic on the night of the collision; and, a condolence telegram sent to US President William Taft.


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    Title
    The "Titanic" Experience
    Subtitle
    The Tragic Story of the Unsinkable Ship and Her Enduring Legacy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Beau Riffenburgh
    Physical properties
    Format: Mixed media product
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 260 mm
    Height: 298 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 1,778 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780233002453
    ISBN 10: 0233002456
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBTM
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027150, TRA006010
    DC22: 363.123091631
    Illustrations note
    200 colour/ b+w photographs
    Publisher
    Carlton Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Andre Deutsch Ltd
    Publication date
    01 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Beau Riffenburgh is an author and historian. A native of California, he earned his doctorate degree at the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge and since 1994 he has served as editor of Polar Record, the world's oldest journal of polar research. He has also lectured in history at the University of Cambridge and written several books, including The Royal Geographical Society Exploration Experience, published by Carlton. He lives in Wales.
    Table of contents
    Introduction: The Age of the Liner; The Concept; Building the Biggest Ships in the World; The Glamour of Titantic; The Workings of Titantic; The Unsinkable Ship; A New Command; Premonitions of Disaster; Three Departures; Ice Ahead; The Collision; Man the Lifeboats; The Band Plays On; The Rich, Famous, and Unfortunate; W T Stead; The Ship Sinks; Afloat in the Middle of the Ocean; Rescued; The Survivors; An International Sensation; The Official Inquiries; The Tale of the Mystery Ship; After the Tragedy; Search and Discovery; The Exploration of Titantic; Investigating Titantic; Titantic Remembered; The Enduring Legacy; Translations; Further Information; Index; Credits.