Titanic Tragedy: A New Look at the Lost Liner
Title: Titanic Tragedy: A New Look at the Lost Liner
Author: John Maxtone-Graham
Providing biographical sketches of Guglielmo Marconi and Samuel Morse, whose inventions enabled wireless communication between ships; to the building of the ocean liner from shipyard to sea. There are no broadly drawn heroes or villains here, just people thrown into a desperate situation which they are horribly unprepared.
The dean of ocean liner historians uncovers fascinating and unknown aspects of this epic disaster. This is a book unlike any other. Rather than offering simply a detailed retelling of the Titanic sinking on her maiden voyage, John Maxtone-Graham devotes his considerable knowledge and impeccable prose to a discussion of salient, provocative, and rarely investigated components of the story, including dramatic survivors’ accounts of the events of the fateful night, the role of newly in-vented wireless telecommunication in the disaster, the construction and its ramifications at the famous Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, and the dawn rendezvous with the rescue ship