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    DescriptionA century after it sank to the bottom of the St. Lawrence River, the ruin of the "Empress of Ireland "has remained one of the most devastating tragedies in maritime history. Logan Marshall's vivid and detailed reportage was the first account of the disaster and has endured as a classic chronicle of what happened that fateful night. On May 28, 1914, the grand ocean liner, the "Empress of Ireland," left Quebec on the St. Lawrence River, bound for an Atlantic crossing to Liverpool, England. At a few minutes before two o'clock on the morning of Friday, May 29, the "Empress "sighted the Norwegian collier, "Storstad, " at the same time as a heavy fog bank was descending. Despite warnings and evasive maneuvers, the "Empress" was struck on the starboard side by the "Storstad," which penetrated its hull by twelve feet. The captain and crew had less than fifteen minutes to save their passengers before the ship slipped under the waves. Of the 1,475 aboard, 1,078 perished in a matter of minutes. It remains the worst peacetime catastrophe in Canadian history. In addition to his unforgettable account of the sinking, Logan Marshall also presents a gripping retelling of the "Titanic" disaster, as well as other maritime tragedies. For decades, Marshall's account of the "Empress of Ireland "has remained the definitive version, comparable to Walter Lord's chronicle of the "Titanic" sinking, "A Night to Remember." CENTENNIAL EDITION: INCLUDES PHOTOS AND A NEW AFTERWORD UPDATING THE STORY


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    Title
    The Tragic Story of the Empress of Ireland
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Logan Marshall, Foreword by S Thomas Russell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 318
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 320 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780425273548
    ISBN 10: 0425273547
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBC
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK, WGG
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: JKSR
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    DC22: 910.9163
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREWWI
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET034
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CANADN
    BIC subject category V2: JFFC
    BISAC V2.8: TRA006000, SOC040000
    DC21: 910.9163
    BISAC V2.8: HIS029000, HIS006000, HIS006010
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 910.9163/44
    LC classification: G530.E4 M37 2014
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JBFF, NHK, WGG
    Edition statement
    Centennial ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps, frontispiece
    Publisher
    Berkley Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Berkley Publishing Group
    Publication date
    01 April 2014
    Author Information
    Logan Marshall was a pseudonym for Logan Howard-Smith, an editor at the John C. Winston Publishing Company. He wrote a number of books, including "Sinking of the Titanic and Other Sea Disasters "and "Horrors and Atrocities of the Great War." He died in 1936.