How to Survive the Titanic

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ISBN: 9780062094551
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 27th, 2012

J. Bruce Ismay lived for 25 years after the night he stepped into a lifeboat from the sinking Titanic. Although a number of men lived through the disaster, many people on both sides of the Atlantic felt that Ismay, as Chairman of the Board of the White Star Line, should not have been one of them. Fascinating study of an enigmatic man, whose cardinal sin in the eyes of the world was saving himself. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves

Wind, Sand and Stars

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ISBN: 9780156027496
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Published: Mariner Books - December 9th, 2002

One of the most popular aviation books ever written, Wind, Sand and Stars captures the romance, exhilaration and danger of the early days of flying in Saint-Exupery's classic. Saint-Ex flew perilous mail routes across North Africa and the Andes in the 1920's. The section devoted to his crash in the Sahara in which he and his navigator were marooned for days with virtually no provisions is one of the great survival stories. Death-defying true-life adventure writing combine with deeply philosophical passages to create a memoir unlike any other. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds

Desperate Hours

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ISBN: 9780471423522
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Published: Wiley (TP) - February 1st, 2003

The Italian liner, Andrea Doria, collided with the Swedish ship, Stockholm, shortly after 11:00 PM on July 25,1956. The bow of the Stockholm, reinforced for traveling in icy Scandinavian waters, sliced deeply into the side of the Doria. Eleven hours later, the Doria settled to the bottom of the Atlantic. The rescue of over two thousand people on the severely listing liner in a dense fog at night provides gripping reading. This is a meticulously researched account of one of the last century's most momentous -- and highly public -- disasters. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves

The Band That Played On

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ISBN: 9781595555465
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Published: Thomas Nelson - September 26th, 2012

The Titanic epic from a unique perspective -- the individual lives of the eight musicians who gathered on the Boat Deck in a effort to allay panic while the ship sank beneath them. It was an example of personal courage during an event that should never have happened. Turner makes it clear that a concerted effort was made to shine the light of heroism on the band to deflect the public's focus on those who were responsible for the appalling loss of life. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves

Titanic and the Californian

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ISBN: 9780752442785
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Published: Tempus - September 1st, 2009

Williams explores, in great and convincing detail, the mystery surrounding the Californian, a ship that purportedly was within sight of the Titanic's sinking and failed to offer assistance. Powerful men badly needed a scapegoat after the disaster and, the author argues, they found one in the Californian's captain, Stanley Lord. Fascinating and an eloquent argument that things don't change much from age to age. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves

Lost Voices from the Titanic

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ISBN: 9780230622302
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Published: Palgrave MacMillan - March 30th, 2010

The world has been deluged with enough accounts of the Titanic tragedy to sink the ship without help from an iceberg. This book, however, is a particularly revealing one, incorporating many first-hand accounts by survivors into the story of the doomed ocean liner. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


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