882-1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions about the Titanic


Author: Hugh Brewster,Laurie Coulter
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9780228101512
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
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The one illustrated book that tells the complete, heart-stopping story of the legendary ship. "A fantastic book... The 882-1/2 answers in this book truly are amazing -- both for the scope of information they cover as well as for the depth of details given." -- CM Magazine "For all trivia lovers this is a great book of questions and answers... and would prove useful to anyone who has an interest in the topic from young readers through to adults." -- Resource Links It's all here. The financiers and founders of the White Star Line; the building and launch; the ship's features; the crew and passengers; the fateful collision; the scramble for lifeboats; the sinking and the survivors; the high-tech discovery of the wreck; the movie.... 882-1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions About the Titanic is packed with all of the intriguing details and fascinating facts that tell the true story. It puts myths to rest and confirms the truth. Was the Titanic really unsinkable? Were third-class passengers locked down below? Were there enough lifeboats? Was there a Jack Dawson? Did the Heart of the Ocean diamond really exist? Was there a murderer aboard the ship? It tells of the small tragedies for some survivors. Deceased violinist Jock Hume's family received a bill for $3.50 for the cost of his uniform. A baby was kidnapped on board the rescue ship, the Carpathia, by a woman who had lost her child. Jack Thayer, who never got over the death of his son in the water, took his own life thirty years after the sinking. Illustrated with dozens of accurate paintings, diagrams and rare photographs, the book's special features include the making of James Cameron's movie Titanic, a true-or-false quiz and the real-life stories of the young people who sailed on the fateful voyage. 882-1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions About the Titanic is a must-have purchase for all Titanic enthusiasts.

882 1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions About the Titanic


Author: Hugh Brewster,Laurie Coulter
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780606195249
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: N.A
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Questions and answers present information about the building, passengers, launching, sailing, sinking, and rediscovery of the Titanic, accompanied by illustrations, archival images, and step-by-step diagrams.

882 1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions about the Titanic


Author: Hugh Brewster,Laurie Coulter
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 9780613115063
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
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Questions and answers present information about the building, passengers, launching, sailing, sinking, and rediscovery of the Titanic, accompanied by illustrations, archival images, and step-by-step diagrams.

Shadow of the Titanic

The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived
Author: Andrew Wilson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145167158X
Category: History
Page: 416
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IN the early morning hours of April 15, 1912, the icy waters of the North Atlantic reverberated with the desperate screams of more than 1,500 men, women, and children—passengers of the once majestic liner Titanic. Then, as the ship sank to the ocean floor and the passengers slowly died from hypothermia, an even more awful silence settled over the sea. The sights and sounds of that night would haunt each of the vessel’s 705 survivors for the rest of their days. Although we think we know the story of Titanic—the famously luxurious and supposedly unsinkable ship that struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Britain to America—very little has been written about what happened to the survivors after the tragedy. How did they cope in the aftermath of this horrific event? How did they come to remember that night, a disaster that has been likened to the destruction of a small town? Drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished letters, memoirs, and diaries as well as interviews with survivors’ family members, award-winning journalist and author Andrew Wilson reveals how some used their experience to propel themselves on to fame, while others were so racked with guilt they spent the rest of their lives under the Titanic’s shadow. Some reputations were destroyed, and some survivors were so psychologically damaged that they took their own lives in the years that followed. Andrew Wilson brings to life the colorful voices of many of those who lived to tell the tale, from famous survivors like Madeleine Astor (who became a bride, a widow, an heiress, and a mother all within a year), Lady Duff Gordon, and White Star Line chairman J. Bruce Ismay, to lesser known second- and third-class passengers such as the Navratil brothers—who were traveling under assumed names because they were being abducted by their father. Today, one hundred years after that fateful voyage, Shadow of the Titanic adds an important new dimension to our understanding of this enduringly fascinating story.

LIFE Titanic

The Tragedy That Shook the World
Author: The Editors of LIFE
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment
ISBN: 1547841729
Category: History
Page: 96
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The tragedy that shook the world. Well over 100 years after the sinking of the Titanic, it remains one of the tragedies that loom large in our collective memories and imaginations, not just for the enormous loss of life, but also for the fact that it shouldn’t have happened. From the construction of the ship and its maiden voyage, to its collision with an iceberg in the North Atlantic, the entire, fateful journey is chronicled in LIFE Titanic. This classic Special Edition is filled with stunning photography, authoritative text and archival documents that take you to the time period, and place you below the deck to see the ship’s inner workings, imagine the lavish meals served in the dining room, and meet many of the illustrious guests on the RMS Titanic. Amazing photos of the survivors and the aftermath, plus a look at the Titanic’s place in our shared history, make this a compelling guide to an unforgettable tragedy.

1912 Facts about Titanic

Titanic Centennnial Edition
Author: Lee William Merideth
Publisher: Historical Indexes
ISBN: 9780983610335
Category: History
Page: 253
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Fascinating, lesser-known facts about the Titanic and details on the ship, the passengers, and the sinking. The book also explores aspects of the wreck today and salvage operations. Although the main events of the Titanic disaster are well known, significant facts and tidbits remain obscure. Who were the thousands of men who built the giant ship? How were the bodies of the victims collected and buried? What were the conclusions of the investigative hearings into her sinking? Answers to these and hundreds of other questions are presented in this useful, easy-to-read volume. Lee W. Merideth is the author of several Civil War reference books and a longtime Titanic buff. He lives in northern California.

The Titanic For Dummies


Author: Stephen J. Spignesi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118177665
Category: History
Page: 320
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Examines the building of the Titanic, life onboard during its maiden voyage, tragic decisions made that fateful night, the discovery of the wreck and all the controversies surrounding one of the worst naval disasters of all time. Original.

Titanic

The Story About the Unsinkable Ship
Author: Henry Freeman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781530376278
Category:
Page: 50
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Titanic It has been more than one hundred years since the RMS Titanic sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic ocean. The disaster has captivated history buffs and non-history buffs alike, and it is easy to see why. Some of the most illustrious people of the day were on board: some survived, and some did not. Legends abound about whether the ship's maiden voyage was cursed. And then there is the ship itself: arguably the most luxurious vessel to ever travel oversea. Inside you will read about... - Conceiving of and Building the Titanic- "The Ship of Dreams"- Setting Sail- The Passengers- The Iceberg and the Sinking- The Aftermath- The Titanic Remembered and Re-DiscoveredThe disaster holds secrets and stories of love and bravery, cowardice and greed. Explore these and other themes that surround the sinking of the grand ship, Titanic.

The Titanic Sinks! (Totally True Adventures)

How the Unsinkable Ship Met with Shocking Disaster . . .
Author: Thomas Conklin
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 030756066X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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Here is the exciting true story about the "unsinkable" Titanic! Dramatic accounts, white-knuckle suspense, and fast-paced action of how the world's biggest, safest ship sank on its maiden voyage. Includes black-and-white photos and full-color underwater photos of the wreck. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Titanic, First Accounts

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Author: Various
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101587504
Category: History
Page: 400
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Fascinating firsthand accounts of the Titanic—in a deluxe package with gorgeous graphic cover art Just in time for the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic, this graphic deluxe edition compiles first hand accounts, testimonies, and letters by notable Titanic survivors, including Archibald Gracie, Lawrence Beesley, Elizabeth W. Shutes, and the "unsinkable" Molly Brown. Full of historically accurate details and an afterword by the grandson of Lawrence Beesley, Titanic Survivors and author of The Loss of the S.S. Titanic, it will be the gift to give die-hard Titanic buffs. Authoritative, commemorative and in a striking, luxurious package with and introduction by Titanic enthusiast and expert, Tim Maltin, this will be the authoritative work on the disaster. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Titanic 1912

The Original News Reporting of the Sinking of the Titanic
Author: Ken Rossignol
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781475111460
Category: Transportation
Page: 152
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The original 1912 news accounts of the Titanic disaster include the first-hand accounts of survivors as told to reporters who met the ship bringing them from where they were saved from lifeboats.The surviving crew describes the crucial moments after the ship hit the iceberg. A crewman testifies just three days after the sinking that the ship had a fire in its coal bunkers from the time it set sail.Teachers across America buy this book citing the original sources detailed that enable them to teach a lesson on the Titanic.

Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage

The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World
Author: Hugh Brewster
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307984710
Category: History
Page: 320
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Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage takes us behind the paneled doors of the Titanic’s elegant private suites to present compelling, memorable portraits of her most notable passengers. The intimate atmosphere onboard history’s most famous ship is recreated as never before. The Titanic has often been called “an exquisite microcosm of the Edwardian era,” but until now, her story has not been presented as such. In Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage, historian Hugh Brewster seamlessly interweaves personal narratives of the lost liner’s most fascinating people with a haunting account of the fateful maiden crossing. Employing scrupulous research and featuring 100 rarely-seen photographs, he accurately depicts the ship’s brief life and tragic denouement, presenting the very latest thinking on everything from when and how the lifeboats were loaded to the last tune played by the orchestra. Yet here too is a convincing evocation of the table talk at the famous Widener dinner party held in the Ritz Restaurant on the last night. And here we also experience the rustle of elegant undergarments as first-class ladies proceed down the grand staircase in their soigné evening gowns, some of them designed by Lady Duff Gordon, the celebrated couterière, who was also on board. Another well-known passenger was the artist Frank Millet, who led an astonishing life that seemed to encapsulate America’s Gilded Age—from serving as a drummer boy in the Civil War to being the man who made Chicago’s White City white for the 1893 World Exposition. His traveling companion Major Archibald Butt was President Taft’s closest aide and was returning home for a grueling fall election campaign that his boss was expected to lose. Today, both of these once-famous men are almost forgotten, but their ship-mate Margaret Tobin Brown lives on as “the Unsinkable Molly Brown,” a name that she was never called during her lifetime. Millionaires John Jacob Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim, writer Helen Churchill Candee, movie actress Dorothy Gibson, aristocrat Noelle, the Countess of Rothes, and a host of other travelers on this fateful crossing are also vividly brought to life within these pages. Through them, we gain insight into the arts, politics, culture, and sexual mores of a world both distant and near to our own. And with them, we gather on the Titanic’s sloping deck on that cold, starlit night and observe their all-too-human reactions as the disaster unfolds. More than ever, we ask ourselves, “What would we have done?”

Draw the Titanic


Author: Andrew Staiano
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9780439076708
Category: Drawing
Page: 63
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Demonstrates how to draw the ill-fated steamship, its crew, passengers, and lifeboats, the submarine that discovered its wreck, and sea life.

The Story of Titanic for Children


Author: Joe Fullman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781783123353
Category:
Page: 48
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It was a night to remember--when the "unsinkable" ship sunk. Introduce children to the unforgettable story of the Titanic. More than a century after it crashed into an iceberg, the Titanic remains as compelling as ever. Now children can explore its beautiful sundecks, marvel at the luxurious design, and relive the tragic sinking of the world's most famous ship. Rich in visual detail, this insightful look at the unfolding disaster will hold kids spellbound with intriguing facts and real-life stories.

Dieppe

Canada's Darkest Day of World War II
Author: Hugh Brewster
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780545994200
Category: Canada
Page: 48
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On the night of August 19, 1942, a force of five thousand Canadians launched an attack on the Nazi-held French port of Dieppe. When the disastrous raid was done, and the Allies were forced to retreat, nearly a thousand Canadian troops lay dead. Almost two thousand were taken prisoner. Some called it "the bloodiest nine hours in Canadian military history." For years, defenders of the raid claimed that the Allies learned valuable lessons from Dieppe that were put to use later in the war. Others, including prominent leaders of the time, believed that the Canadian soldiers had been used as cannon fodder. Through meticulous research and interviews with veterans both in Canada and at Dieppe, Hugh Brewster has created a fascinating and haunting historical tour of the planning and execution of this tragic raid and its aftermath. Included aresections about the evacuation and the POW experiences.

Titanic Facts

201+ Facts About the Unsinkable Ship
Author: Barb Asselin
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781517326845
Category:
Page: 90
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Are you fascinated with the Titanic? Have you wondered what it must have been like to work in those hot boiler rooms, or as a maid to a First Class passenger? Have you wondered what it would have been like to actually be a First Class passenger? Did you watch James Cameron's Titanic and think, "How would I have survived the sinking?" Well, this book is for you. Inside, you will find over 200 facts about the Titanic. There are facts about: * Building the Titanic * Crew of the Titanic * Passengers of the Titanic * Interior of the Titanic * Maiden voyage of the Titanic * Sinking of the Titanic * Survivors of the Titanic * Museums of the Titanic * Movies about the Titanic * Titanic's legacy Ready? Let's go back to Titanic...

On a Sea of Glass

The Life and Loss of the RMS Titanic
Author: Tad Fitch, J.Kent Layton & Bill Wormstedt
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445614391
Category: Transportation
Page: 488
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Made special by the use of so many rare survivor accounts from the eye witnesses to that night to remember, the narrative places the reader in the middle of the maiden voyage, and brings the tragic sinking to life as never before.

Titanic

Disaster at Sea
Author: Philip Wilkinson
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library
ISBN: 1429675276
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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Chronicles the history, inner workings, passengers, sinking, and impact of the legendary liner.

50 Things You Should Know About Titanic


Author: Sean Callery
Publisher: QEB Publishing
ISBN: 9781682970232
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
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The largest ocean liner of her time, Titanic was hailed as the ultimate in luxury travel, with grand dining halls and the latest technology, including an onboard telephone system. She set off on her maiden voyage on 10 April 1912 with more than 2,000 people on board. Just four days later, the ship struck an iceberg off the coast of Canada, and the unthinkable happened: Titanic sank. Find out what caused more than 1,000 people to drown and why the ship was so woefully ill-equipped for such a disaster. Through eyewitness accounts and from evidence found in the wreck, Titanic's fateful voyage has been meticulously pieced together to tell a riveting story of ambition, arrogance and folly.

Inside the Titanic


Author: Ken Marschall,Hugh Brewster
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781742374604
Category: Shipwrecks
Page: 32
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Step on board the world's most famous ship and follow the story of Frank Goldsmith, a young passenger. In this large-format paperback, Frank's journey is illustrated with fascinating cutaways allowing readers to see right inside the ship, including a 4-pa