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Story of the Titanic (DK History)

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However, this does deter from the usual Titanic norm of reading about the passengers' experience of the sinking. We’re aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including SDG 4 which aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” by 2030.

The lucid and clear writing also helps break down the journalistic practices of the early 20th century. Lord had sailed on the Titanic’s sister ship Olympic as a child and developed a fascination with the Titanic, collecting old newspaper cuttings and memorabilia.Continuing interest in the ill-fated vessel has been heightened in recent years by the dramatic events including the discovery of the wreck, new speculation on the Californian's failure to rescue the Titanic, and the recovery of artifacts from the disaster site. With that being said, this book is mostly speculation (as the author himself openly admits), so it either has to be taken with a grain of salt or simply without thinking too hard about the possibility of everything described -- I suppose that depends on the reader and their preferences.

His family couldn’t afford to bring him home to Dumfries in Scotland, so he was buried alongside 121 other unclaimed Titanic bodies at Fairview Lawn Cemetery, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The novel had been published fourteen years prior and the circumstances of its sinking were eerily similar to that of the RMS Titanic. Mr Lord devoted much of his life to studying the Titanic and interviewed many of its survivors, the result being his informative book A Night to Remember. Supposedly it was on board as Titanic set off on her voyage and was responsible for her accident and sinking. Marine historian Ken Rossignol presents the story of the Titanic from a unique perspective in this book- news reporting.I would give this book a 4 out of 4 stars and would recommend it to anyone interested in reading about shipwrecks or the Titanic. The book consisted of six different panels: the front and back covers, the inside of the two boards - known as doublures - and two end leaves adorned with peacocks, plants, skulls and Persian patterns symbolising life and death.

The Titanic Disaster Omens, Mysteries, and Misfortunes is an interesting read for those who are interested in omens and mysteries associated with the sinking of the Titanic. The author has a great mind for detail and is widely respected for his prolific library on many historical events. The compelling tale of how a journey meant to underline the luxuries of that time quickly turned into a nightmare has been beautifully woven in this a must-read thriller.

It was said that anyone who gazed into her face (which was painted onto a wooden “mummy-board” or inner coffin lid) would suffer agonizing consequences. The book also takes a stance on the Edwardian culture that was prevalent during the tragedy, and the subsequent criticism it faced. To have sailed on ‘the voyage of the century’ aboard White Star Line’s RMS Titanic – described at the time as ‘a floating palace’ – was like being one of the first passengers to fly on Concorde. I was also pleasantly surprised and really interested in reading about the famous jewelry and historical artifacts that might have been on board the Titanic when she sank. Tickets for the Titanic Experience are based on a timed entry with slots available every 10 minutes throughout opening hours.

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