In the early morning hours of April 15, 1912 the R.M.S. Titanic slipped below the waters of the Atlantic becoming one of the greatest maritime disasters of the 20th century. 68 years later, a young boy would learn about the lost liner while spending the day with his grandfather. This is the story of that day and the collection of memorabilia which would be amassed over the years, the unbreakable bond between a grandfather and grandson joined together by the interest in the unsinkable ship.
The graphic, first-hand story of the first voyage and disastrous sinking of RMS Titanic - told by the survivors themselves. The story of the sinking of the great liner, Titanic, has been told countless times since that fateful night on 14th April 1912 by historians, novelists and film producers alike, but no account is as graphic or revealing as those who were actually there. Through survivors' tales, and contemporary newspaper reports from both sides of the Atlantic, here are eye-witness accounts full of details that range from poignant to humorous, stage by stage from the Liner's glorious launch in Belfast to the sombre sea burial services of those who perished on her first and only voyage. In the book, the voices of the survivors record their own stories, as well as the official records, press reports and investigations into what went wrong that night.
The winning entries of children from schools in Belfast, Cobh and Halifax. Just a fraction of the entries chosen from a collection of creative writing, poetry, art and research brought together to highlight the thoughts of children 'Touched by Titanic'.
When J.P. Morgan and his fellow robber barons ruled America, display was all. In New York mansions along Fifth Avenue new money rubbed shoulders with the old and money could buy anything, including love. Across the ocean, the Titanic symbolized the aspirations of the newly rich and society flocked to become passengers on the world's most luxurious ocean liner. Set against this backdrop of wealth and privilege, "Titanic" is a story of obsession, greed, morality--and murder. When Henry Blexill's English employer goes bankrupt, Henry is offered a job in New York by a prominent banker, Thaddeus Nugent Tarr. Henry soon finds himself in a world of newly rich people, without tradition, compulsive in their pursuit of money and power. And none more so than the ruthless sadist Tarr. Although he is soon dismissed, Henry is frustrated by the unanswered questions that surround Tarr and his household. Was it Tarr who ordered the deaths of striking miners and their families? Who died in the gatehouse of Tarr's summer estate? And how is Tarr's mistress Nicole involved? Henry feels compelled to find the answers to these questions and bring Tarr to Justice. Henry's abrupt dismissal leaves him penniless and alone. Yet he is not without resources, and soon finds employment aboard the great ocean liners that traverse the Atlantic. Henry and Tarr are eventually brought together again in a final conflict aboard the doomed Titanic.
In New York Times bestselling author Dan Gutman’s all-new series, which blends fascinating real history with an action-packed adventure, four very different kids are picked by a mysterious billionaire to travel through time and photograph some of history's most important events. This time, Luke, Julia, David, and Isabel are headed to the deck of the doomed Titanic. Their mission? Capture a shot of the sinking ship, then come right back. The only problem is, once they arrive aboard the ship, the four friends can’t agree on what to do next. Should they try to save the passengers? Or maybe bring back a priceless book before it sinks with the ship? With real historical photographs to put young readers right in the action, plus back matter that separates fact from fiction, The Titanic Mission tells the story of the ship’s fateful last voyage like you’ve never seen it before.
In the spring of 2005, twenty-five-year-old Rhodes Scholar Ian Klaus took a semester-long appointment at Salahaddin University in Arbil, the largest city in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Officially he was there to lecture on American history and to teach English. Unofficially he was there because he felt obliged, as a young American, to help make Iraq a stable and successful country. With assignments from Elvis to Ellington, baseball to Tocqueville, Klaus strives to illuminate the American way for students far more attuned to our pop culture than to our national ideals. Klaus's account of his unusual opportunity offers an astonishingly frank glimpse of life in the other Iraq after Saddam.
Have you ever felt like you are on a sinking ship with no control over the future? This book will teach you how to take control of your life, get your priorities straight, put your family first, use the gifts that you have been given and take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror. Using stories of my life as an only child, a single Dad of three boys, as a school principal and now as a Grampa, I can teach you how to not only survive, but thrive. This book includes useful tips on how to deal with difficult people, how to deal with stress, how to manage change and more. While the Titanic is a metaphor for the book, I am convinced that some people enjoy being miserable so much that they actually aim at icebergs, hit them and then complain about the weather as they sink. You can stay motivated on the deck of the Titanic and this book will show you how. For over 26 years, Norm Bossio has spoken publicly in front of over 2.5 million audience members in venues ranging from an American Indian Village Tribunal to the Hoosier Dome. Norm once spoke to 400 high school students, 50 lingerie salespeople, and 45 nuclear physicists...... all in the same day. Having keynoted national conferences in virtually every major industry, Norm's audiences have included clients ranging from Bill Clinton to Stephen King. Prior to founding Norm Bossio Enterprises, he served for 23 years as a teacher, principal and superintendent of schools. For eight years, Norm was an adjunct faculty member and consultant to the management certificate program at Stonehill College. He received his BS from Springfield College and M. Ed. from Boston State College. In 2006, Norm hosted the national public television special, "Staying Motivated on the Deck of the Titanic with Norm Bossio." In 1994, Norm was named Speaker of the Year by the Yankee Chapter of Meeting Planners International.
A gorgeously produced rediscovered classic, Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic revives 1912’s most exciting and sensational report of the doomed ship’s catastrophic voyage, first published mere months after the Titanic met her fate: “A graphic and thrilling account of the sinking of the greatest palace ever built, carrying down to watery graves more than 1,500 souls…. Exciting escapes from death and acts of heroism not equaled in ancient or modern times, as told by the survivors, and includes the history of icebergs, the terror of the seas, wireless telegraphy, and modern shipbuilding!” Stunningly designed to convey the rich look and feel of the original 1912 publication, with a worn cloth cover, hand-tinted maps, and gold foil-stamped pages, this rare treasure is a must-have for any Titanic fan.
Titanic: Touchstones of a Tragedy stands alone in the genre of books on the legendary ship thanks to its abundant use of artifacts and memorabilia not previously seen by those beguiled by the doomed White Star Liner. With his use of these striking images and a wealth of facts to tell the Titanic’s near mythic tale in a novel way, author Santini presents readers with a museum’s worth of Titanic treasures—all between the covers of a book.
This first account of the role played by the Irish in the Titanic story is an exhaustively researched and, at times, controversial look at one of the key events of the last century, revealing much of the human minutiae of the story.
In a tale that blends history and mystery with unrequited love aboard the unsinkable ship, Morgan Fairfield is charged with delivering top secret documents to the American War Department
The Titanic was on fire before it hit the iceberg! Shortly after the Titanic sank on the morning of April 15, 1912, author Logan Marshall compiled a history of the tragic event. His narrative reads like a novel, yet every word is true. Bruce Caplan took the original work and edited and abridged the book to include new information and today is a much sought-after public speaker and considered a premier Titanic expert. Myth: the ship was safest when it left port. Reality: the ship was on fire from the time it left Southampton. Not a tiny blaze, but a roaring inferno that probably contributed to the disaster. Myth: All the men patiently stood by and let the women and children enter the few lifeboats. Reality: Men were shot on deck as they attempted to board the lifeboats and save their own lives.
An illustrated journey back in time to the sinking of the Titanic draws on the latest tools in underwater exploration to provide a close-up look at the changes in the Titanic since its original discovery in 1985 and how it has been damaged over the course of the two decades, calling for the preservation of such wrecks as historical monuments.