Titanic Tragedy by John Maxtone-Graham
A New Look at the Lost Liner

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“Maxtone-Graham’s take on the Titanic will be catnip to the ship’s dedicated buffs.”—Publishers Weekly


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 Carpathia. Richly written and vividly detailed, this is the book Titanic buffs have been waiting for.
 

About John Maxtone-Graham

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John Maxtone-Graham is a world-renowned maritime historian, author of more than a dozen books about passenger vessels. He is also a consummate shipboard lecturer and consultant to numerous cruise lines.Harvey Lloyd is a seasoned travel and adventure photographer and the foremost photographer of the cruise industry today. His most recent book is Voyages, The Romance of Cruising (Dorling Kindersley, 1999).
 
Published March 19, 2012 by W. W. Norton & Company. 256 pages
Genres: History, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Davenport-Hines also offers compelling portraits of the Titanic's powerful godfathers: “Lord [William James] Pirrie, whose shipyard built it, Bruce Ismay, whose company operated it, and Pierpont Morgan, who owned it.” The book has all the inevitability and pathos of Greek tragedy, but by mainta...

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Examining the print era's coverage on both sides of the Atlantic (which he ranks second only to JFK's assassination in volume), the author details how the New York Times emerged as the fourth estate's clear winner by dint of intelligent enterprise and unrivaled resources, including controversial ...

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Ismay’s controversial story, told more fully in Frances Wilson’s How to Survive the Titanic (2011), sits in the middle of the text, surrounded by those who, for the most part, survived in more conventional, socially acceptable ways: They were women, children, necessary crew members—or just plain ...

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One of the deans of maritime history returns with some sidebars to enlarge the hefty history of the Titanic.

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With the century mark nearing for the Titanic’s sinking into the frigid Atlantic waters, Maxton-Graham (The Only Way to Cross), a leading authority on maritime matters, dissects the underlying elements of the mythic ocean disaster in this richly detailed new book.

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Dallas News

Jessop survived collisions or other incidents on all three Olympic-class vessels, leading Maxtone-Graham to quip, “One would have thought that fellow crewmen seeing her coming up the gangway would have jumped off the other side, disinclined to sail with that Jonah.” Shadow of the Titanic The Extr...

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Historical Novel Society

April 15, 2012, marks a sad centennial: the sinking of the Titanic.

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Library Journal

Ghosts of the Titanic), the subject of controversy surrounding claims made in his previous book, The Last Train from Hiroshima, returns to a familiar topic in this final book of a trilogy on Titanic.

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Bookmarks Magazine

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...

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