The Titanic: End of a Dream

The Titanic: End of a Dream

On that fatal April night in 1912, the world's largest moving object disappeared beneath the waters of the North Atlantic in less than three hours. Why was the ship sailing through waters well known to be a "mass of floating ice"? Why were there too few lifeboats, so that 1,522 people were left to perish at sea? Why were a third of the survivors members of the crew? Based on the sensational evidence of the U.S. Senate hearings, eyewitness accounts of survivors, and the results of the 1985 Woods Hole expedition that located and photographed the ship, this electrifying account vividly recreates the doomed vessel's last desperate hours afloat and fully addresses the questions that have continued to haunt the tragedy of the Titanic.

Title:The Titanic: End of a Dream
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780140166910
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  • Matt

    Titanic endures. Long ago, she stopped being a ship; now she is a synonym for disaster. Take the Costa Concordia, the Italian cruise ship that ran aground off the coast of Tuscany. Almost before the l...

  • Michael

    There are obviously a lot of books about the Titanic and this is in my opinion one of the better ones. Recounts the disaster and skillfully picks apart a number of Titanic myths through the lens of th...

  • Alina

    An interesting look at the Titanic, not through the events of the night or of the building of the ship, but rather dealing with the aftermath of the ship's sinking. It looks into the lawsuits against ...

  • Charity

    Loved this book! Maybe it's because I'm a Titanic nut, and love to learn as much as I can about the tragedy; but I learned a lot, not only about the sinking but about what took place afterwards. After...

  • Kelly

    This was the first time I read an account of the aftermath of the Titanic disaster. I've always been morbidly fascinated with the whole affair and feel now that my knowledge of what took place that fa...

  • Denise Spicer

    This book starts with a Prologue in which the author articulates the events he is about to unfold and his critique of those events, indeed the entire era.Page xv “For seventy-five years the R.M.S. T...

  • Dell Deaton

    At the time it was first published in the mid-1980s, and, through today, I believe this remains one of the better books about RMS Titanic.And yet I struggle to give it even that much praise.Author Wyn...

  • Lisa

    I think there is no other Titanic book like this one; it's like a well-written documentary, Ken-Burnsish, emotional, but emotions responding to fact. The book takes you through what it was like to fin...

  • Suzie

    It bugs the heck out of me to think about how many pointless titanic books that are published that have the same old general information about the titanic.And that is why I enjoyed this book so much.I...

  • Manny

    Heavy-handed metaphor, anyone?...