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Titanic: Why She Collided, Why She Sank, Why She Should Never Have Sailed by Senan Molony - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781493055494
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Published: Lyons Press - July 1st, 2021

A startling new examination of the most famous maiden voyage in history. The fact that the Titanic was technically a ship on fire was brought up at both the American and the British hearings into the disaster. The author presents a valid case that, although the blaze in the three story coal bunker was finally extinguished the day before the liner's encounter with the iceberg, the structural weakening resulting from the heat exacerbated the damage done by the ice. This is the perfect book for anyone who thinks they know everything about that night to remember. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria: The Sinking of the World's Most Glamorous Ship by Greg King - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250194534
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Published: St. Martin's Press - April 7th, 2020

With her gleaming white superstructure, jet black hull, and canted funnel sporting the national colors, the Italian liner Andrea Doria was the most strikingly beautiful of the postwar transatlantic passenger vessels. On July 25, 1956 she collided with Stockholm, a Swedish motorship in a dense fog off Nantucket. The reinforced bow of the Stockholm penetrated 40 feet into the Doria's starboard side, cutting a swath of destruction and death and inflicting a mortal wound. This is a meticulous account of the liner's last hours and of the largest sea rescue in peacetime history. Harrowing, tense, and memorable. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History by Keith O'Brien - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781328876645
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Published: Mariner Books - August 7th, 2018

The iconic Amelia Earhart joined a cadre of women determined to challenge men in wildly popular, but often deadly, airplane races in the Great Depression. Speed and spectacle fueled airborne ambitions where pilots, female and male, risked death for the rush to triumphantly soar. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro by Rachel Slade - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062699701
Published: Ecco - May 1st, 2018

In 2015 a container ship sank off the coast of the Bahamas in Hurricane Joaquin. 33 souls perished. With modern technology, how could this happen? This is nonfiction at its best, with the ship's last 26 hours of conversation recorded and transcribed in incredible detail, and a great look into the history of the Merchant Marine. ~ Reviewed by Hanna Yost


Unseen Lusitania

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The Unseen Lusitania: The Ship in Rare Illustrations Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780752497051
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Published: The History Press - May 1st, 2015

A definitive look at the great Cunarder, lost to a German torpedo on a sunny May afternoon in 1915. The author's informative text is accompanied by a remarkable collection of rare photographs of the Lusitania, once the fastest ship in the world. Vintage photos of the liner's lavish interiors, her passengers on that fateful last voyage, and the debris on the floor of the Atlantic are all included. This is an ideal source for expanding knowledge acquired by reading Erik Larson's Dead Wake. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


Falling Upwards

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Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air: An Unconventional History of Ballooning Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307742322
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Published: Vintage - September 9th, 2014

Ballooning, from ancient China to today, concentrating on the 19th century men and women – explorers, scientists, geographers, writers, adventurers – who took to the sky. An exhilarating, marvelous book from the outstanding biographer and author of the Northshire favorite, The Age of Wonder. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones


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