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Riassunto: On A Sea of Glass: The Life & Loss of the RMS Titanic was nominated for the 2012 Mountbatten Award by the Maritime Foundation of Britain, and remains one of the most noteworthy books ever released on the history of the legendary Titanic.
In the early morning hours of Monday, April 15, 1912, the brand-new, supposedly unsinkable Titanic sank on her maiden voyage after ramming an iceberg. Of the 2,208 people on board, only 712 were saved. The remaining 1,496 either drowned or froze to death in the icy-cold waters of the North Atlantic. The disaster became the most infamous tragedy in maritime history. Yet a century after the liner's sinking, the history of the Titanic is still shrouded in misinformation and mystery.
The authors bring the tragedy to life through a thrilling narrative. They follow the ship's life from design and construction through to the maiden voyage, using rarely-seen accounts of the sinking from passengers of all classes and crew alike. They tell the dramatic stories of lives lost and people saved, of the rescue ship Carpathia and of the aftermath of the sinking. The narrative is supported through scholarly research, and hundreds of end notes cite original source material. Numerous appendices focus on some of the most controversial aspects of the disaster and presents rarely-considered evidence on the subjects. The book also features an introduction by George Behe, a former Vice-President of the Titanic Historical Society.
Profusely illustrated with over 300 images (50 in colour), including many rare and unique views of the ship, this is as accurate and gripping a telling of the story of the White Star Line's Titanic and her sinking as you will read anywhere.
From the Author:
In the years and months leading up to the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, we - the authors of this book - teamed up to write a Titanic volume which, we hoped, would be like none other written up to that point. We wanted to go back to original accounts and sources, and try to uncover and lay-to-rest as much bad data, misinformation, faulty assumptions, and conspiracy theories as we possibly could in one book. The final result, first released in 2012, was a book of which we were very proud. It received rave reviews from those within the Titanic community and readers in general, and sold out quickly.
The new Second Edition of On A Sea of Glass has been printed as of July 3, 2013. While the First Edition of the book has enjoyed nearly unanimous praise from everyone who read it, it was not commonly available in the Americas - something this edition happily rectifies. Additionally, we as the volume's authors took the opportunity to thoroughly revise and improve the text, eradicating a number of spelling or grammar errors which had crept into the first volume. We also added or exchanged a few new images from those which appeared in the First Edition.
The new Second Edition has a slightly smaller page size and a new layout, and should prove a real treasure trove of information for all Titanic or maritime enthusiasts. - Tad Fitch, J. Kent Layton & Bill Wormstedt.
Titolo: ON A SEA OF GLASS: The Life and Loss of the ...
Casa editrice: Amberley
Data di pubblicazione: 2013
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Amberley, 2013. Condizione libro: Very Good. 2nd Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP90704809
Descrizione libro Amberley Publishing, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P021445614375
Descrizione libro Amberley Publishing, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Like New. Codice libro della libreria P011445614375
Descrizione libro Amberley Publishing, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111445614375