No other ship or maritime tragedy holds more fascination than the Titanic. A century after she sank beneath the chill, starlit North Atlantic waters on her maiden voyage, carrying a wide mix of passengers, from the social, artistic and financial elite of two continents to the humblest emigrants on their way to America, the story continues to enthrall. Two historical authorities present a gripping account of the sea’s best-known disaster, expertly summarizing the ship's brief but glamorous life, from building and launching in Belfast, to the discovery of her remains more than two miles down on the ocean bed, the subsequent artifact recovery dives and courtroom efforts to protect the wreck. Photographs from their 12,540-foot dives down to the wreck site are coupled with a wealth of fascinating new information about the ship and her people, past and present.
Softcover, 6.25 x 8.5, 223 pgs.