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Titanic: A Journey Through Time - 0393047822

Title: Titanic: A Journey Through Time
Author: John P. Eaton and Charles A. Haas
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: June 17, 1999, 248 Pages
Language: English
Book Description: Titanic: A Journey Through Time - The co-authors of two bestselling books on "Titanic" return with a detailed chronology of the ship's final hours, with exact times assigned to each event based on current scientific examination of the wreck. 625 illustrations.
ISBN-10: 0393047822
ISBN-13: 978-0393047820
Format: Hardcover

Publisher Description

The first detailed chronology of the Titanic's final hours, with exact times assigned to each event based on current scientific examination of the wreck.

How many stars were found on the American flag flying from the Titanic's foremast? How many dogs were on board? What happened to the only other vessel to bear the name Titanic? Why was the Titanic's helmsman prevented from seeing the approaching iceberg?

The answers to these questions, and many more, are in this new book by the world's foremost Titanic authorities, John P. Eaton and Charles A. Haas.

Based on research conducted on three continents and containing over 625 illustrations, many never published before, this splendid volume covers more than 250 important dates in the Titanic story, from the births of key players in the tragedy to the latest expedition to recover artifacts, and includes the first detailed accounts of how the public learned the news of the sinking as well as court hearings to establish ownership rights to the wreck.

An exclusive selection of the authors' own photographs of recent expeditions, plus new material and artifact photographs, make this an essential book for both the serious historian and the casual reader.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword - William MacQuitty, Producer, A Night to Remember
  • Introduction - Robert M. DiSogra, Co-founder and President, Titanic International Society
  • Preface: 1912
  1. Prologue
  2. Conception, construction, testing
  3. The inland voyage: Southampton, Cherbourg and Queenstown
  4. The Atlantic crossing
  5. Disaster
  6. Adrift in the lifeboats
  7. Rescue at sea and return to New York
  8. Aftermath

Colour section

  1. The years pass
  2. The search for Titanic
  3. Exploration and exhibition
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix 1: Titanic's American flag
  • Appendix 2: Titanic statistics
  • Appendix 3: Capsule chronology
  • Appendix 4: Time and distance estimates
  • Appendix 5: The search for Titanic
  • Appendix 6: Total aboard, lost and saved
  • Appendix 7: Titan/Titanic
  • Appendix 8: Motion pictures featuring Titanic
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgements
  • Index

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

LC control no.: 99017662
Type of material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
Personal name: Eaton, John P.
Main title: Titanic : a journey through time / John P. Eaton and Charles A. Haas; foreword by William MacQuitty.
Edition: 1st American ed.
Published/Created: New York : W.W. Norton, 1999.
Related names: Haas, Charles A.
Description: 248 p. : ill. (some col.); 26 cm.
ISBN: 0393047822
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 242-243) and index.
Subjects: Titanic (Steamship)
Titanic (Steamship) --Pictorial works.
Shipwrecks --North Atlantic Ocean.
LC classification: G530.T6 E35 1999
Dewey class no.: 910/.91634
Geographic area code: ln-----


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