The Titanic Experience: The Legend of the Unsinkable ShipHardback
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- Publisher: Andre Deutsch Ltd
- Format: Hardback | 64 pages
- Dimensions: 245mm x 283mm x 36mm | 1,740g
- Publication date: 13 October 2011
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0233003398
- ISBN 13: 9780233003399
- Illustrations note: 200 colour & b&w illustrations
- Sales rank: 202,257
It 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. 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 Titanic but this is the first to contain 30 fascinating facsimile items of Titanic memorabilia to give readers a unique and compelling insight into life on board Titanic as she ventured out into the icy seas of the North Atlantic in April 1912.
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Beau Riffenburgh is an author and historian specializing in polar exploration. He has served as editor of Polar Record, as the head of the Polar History Group at the Scott Polar Research Institute and as a lecturer in the history faculty of the University of Cambridge. He has written several books on exploration including The Myth of the Explorer and Shackleton's Forgotten Expedition: The Voyage of the Nimrod For Andre Deutsch he wrote the Royal Geographical Society Exploration Experience (2007) and The Titanic Experience (2008).
Table of contents
Introduction; The Age of the Liner; An Original Blueprint; The Concept; Building the Biggest Ships in the World; The Glamour of Titanic; The Workings of Titanic; 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 Titanic; Investigating Titanic; Titanic Remembered; The Enduring Legacy; Index; Credits.