The Rough Guide to the Titanic

The Rough Guide to the Titanic

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Baker & Taylor
Explores the story of the Titanic, from the construction of the ship and the survival of the passengers and crew to the rediscovery of the ship on the ocean floor and the Titanic's afterlife in film, music, and books.

DK Publishing
A century after the most famous shipwreck in history, mysteries, controversies, and arguments still surround the tragedy. The Rough Guide to the Titanic tells the full, compelling story of the supposedly unsinkable liner. At its heart lies the epic human drama of the Titanic's final hours, between striking the iceberg and disappearing beneath the freezing Atlantic waters.

The book reveals the rich cast of characters: the heroes, villains, and victims aboard the Titanic, and the underwater adventurers who rediscovered it in 1985. It looks at to the stories of those people who, with their faith in progress and technology, built the Titanic, as well as to the disaster's aftermath. It covers all the conspiracy theories that have raged since the ship's sinking, and examines how the various books, music, and movies have kept its memory alive.

Those hungry for the real story of this spectacular tragedy following the release of James Cameron's all-time blockbuster Titanic in 3-D will find this a complete and satisfying portrait of the Titanic and its incredible hold on the popular imagination.

Publisher: London : Rough Guides ; N[ew] Y[ork] : Distributed by the Penguin Group, 2012
ISBN: 9781405386999
Branch Call Number: 910.91634 W212r 2012
Characteristics: xi, 267 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm


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Jun 14, 2012

Great book for anyone wanting to learn more about the Titanic. This goes into the standards of the day (from ship building to treatment of passengers and employees), great photos and the recovery efforts going on today.


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