The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler
Author: Brad Matsen
Publisher: Hachette UK
After rewriting history with their discovery of a Nazi U-boat off the coast of New Jersey, legendary divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler decided to investigate the great enduring mystery of history's most notorious shipwreck: Why did Titanic sink as quickly as it did? To answer the question, Chatterton and Kohler assemble a team of experts to explore Titanic, study its engineering, and dive to the wreck of its sister ship, Brittanic, where Titanic's last secrets may be revealed. Titanic's Last Secrets is a rollercoaster ride through the shipbuilding history, the transatlantic luxury liner business, and shipwreck forensics. Chatterton and Kohler weave their way through a labyrinth of clues to discover that Titanic was not the strong, heroic ship the world thought she was and that the men who built her covered up her flaws when disaster struck. If Titanic had remained afloat for just two hours longer than she did, more than two thousand people would have lived instead of died, and the myth of the great ship would be one of rescue instead of tragedy. Titanic's Last Secrets is the never-before-told story of the Ship of Dreams, a contemporary adventure that solves a historical mystery.
This book came about as a result of the years of research undertaken by the author into the 'real' facts surrounding the Titanic disaster of 1912 for his previous, non-fiction work, RMS Olympic, first published in 2013. In that book he propounded and expanded upon the theory, backed up with plenty of evidence both provable and circumstantial, that all was not as it seemed regarding that awful tragedy of more than a century previously. This story has therefore been constructed around all the information he unearthed and although overall the story is fictional, particularly the latter-day element, much of what happened in the 'flashback' sections is based on actual incidents and sometimes even on specific conversations that have been recorded as having actually taken place. In summary, this novel may be regarded as a 'best guess' as to what really happened in 1908-1912 culminating in that freezing, fateful night of so long ago and the author trusts that you, the reader will both appreciate and even enjoy the alternative approach to those sad events and acknowledge that there is no intention on his part to dishonour the 1500 departed souls or to in any way denigrate either their memories or their entirely avoidable deaths.
A Reflection of the Jewish World on the Epic Disaster
Author: Eli Moskowitz
Publisher: Hybrid Global Publishing
During an era when millions of Jews fled the pogroms of Eastern Europe, the Titanic sailed on her maiden voyage. At the time, she was the largest and most luxurious ship ever built and many of her 2,200 passengers were Jewish. At 23:40, April 14, (28th of Nissan 5672) the Titanic swiped an iceberg and sank within two and a half hours. Most of her passengers lost their lives. The sinking of the Titanic was one of the worst and well known maritime disasters of the 20th century. The entire world mourned the Titanic. The grief was universal and shared by people of many nations and religions. This book focuses on the lives and deaths of the Jewish passengers who sailed on the Titanic. It covers various Jewish aspects of the voyage and of the sinking. Aspects, such as keeping kosher, the Agunot dilemma and Jewish burial. The book outlines the life story of the passengers and the effect the disaster made on world Jewry. This book is the result of a long research on the subject, including an attempt to compose a unique and complete list of all the Jews who sailed on the Titanic, and identifying many of them who were previously unknown.
How Lessons from the Titanic Can Save Your Family Business
Author: Priscilla M. Cale
Category: Business & Economics
This powerful study of the threats to business survival draws compelling parallels between the Titanic and family firms, serving to motivate family business stakeholders into corrective action before it's too late. • Contributions from leading researchers, advisors, and family business owners, providing personal, professional, and academic insights • A chronology of events originating from the early periods of the industrial revolution to the modern era • Diagrams, tables, and charts related to family business • Photographs of Titanic in various stages of development, as well as of Titanic's owners, builders, passengers, and crew • Bibliography of sources citing leading researchers, advisors, and family business owners; and of primary and secondary sources relating to Titanic
One Newspaper, Seven Days, and the Truth That Shocked the World
Author: Stephen Hines
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Montreal, Monday (6.00 a.m.) April 15, 1912 TITANIC STRUCK AN ICEBERG. SENDS MARCONIGRAM ASKING FOR ASSISTANCE. VIRGINIAN GOING TO HER RESCUE. From New York, Monday. April 15, 1912 "VESSEL SINKING" STEAMERS ARE TOWING THE TITANIC. AND ENDEAVOURING TO GET HER INTO THE SHOAL WATER NEAR CAPE RACE. FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEACHING HER. From New York, Monday night. April 15, 1912 THE WHITE STAR OFFICIALS NOW ADMIT THAT MANY LIVES HAVE BEEN LOST. News of the Titanic's catastrophic sinking, days after her maiden voyage, shocked the world. The public was frantic for information and answers, and the London Daily Telegraph, the largest circulating newspaper in the world at the time, was charged with the task of relaying what exactly had happened to the luxury liner. But with false reports abounding and no access to survivors, that task was easier said than done. Read how a paper, and the world, struggled to find and report the truth of the most disastrous maritime accident in history.
Scheduled to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the TITANIC, a topic that continues to haunt and thrill readers to this day, this book by critically acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson weaves together the voices and stories of real TITANIC survivors and witnesses to the disaster -- from the stewardess Violet Jessop to Captain Arthur Rostron of the CARPATHIA, who came to the rescue of the sinking ship. Packed with heartstopping action, devastating drama, fascinating historical details, loads of archival photographs on almost every page, and quotes from primary sources, this gripping story, which follows the TITANIC and its passengers from the ship's celebrated launch at Belfast to her cataclysmic icy end, is sure to thrill and move readers.
Only 160 minutes passed between the time a sailor on lookout duty uttered these chilling words And The moment when the mighty ocean liner Titanic totally disappeared into the cold, dark waters of the North Atlantic. This century-old tragedy, which took the lives of more than 1,500 passengers, still captivates people today.Even the most avid Titanic fans will learn something new as McPherson brings the reader up to date on the efforts to preserve and memorialize the wreck-including what modern science has revealed about what really happened To The ship and what was at fault. Prepare to follow the never-ending story of the Titanic into its second century.
Published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic A covert operation with catastrophic global consequences collides with fate in this ingeniously inventive novel of conspiracy, subterfuge, and murder unfurling against a factual, tragic, and heart-stopping moment in history. THE TITANIC SECRET April 1912: Shortly after midnight on Wilhelmstrasse in Berlin, mere yards from the British Embassy, an English spy is shot after a clandestine meeting with a German government official. He utters three cryptic words to a sentry, then dies. It’s an ambush as calculated and cold-blooded as the scheme it helps set in motion. For Gunther Voss, a tyrannical German financier who has amassed a fortune in mining, it’s the biggest gamble he has ever undertaken: commit America to joining forces with Germany against Great Britain, destroy an empire, and secure for himself the invaluable South African mining concessions currently controlled by the British. It would make the formidable Voss, already a figure of both fear and admiration in America, one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the world. Even as devious, self-seeking, and unthinkable as the plan is, with an alliance as strong as America and Germany, it’s more than possible—it’s inevitable. It has fallen on the unique talents of Alex Tremayne of Britain’s Secret Service Bureau and beautiful Maria Weston, a pioneering, fearless, and experienced American agent currently working in Britain, to stop Voss dead in his tracks. Traveling undercover as man and wife, their mission is to neutralize Voss’s plan before he reaches the States. And they’ll be tracking Voss’s every move on the eventful transatlantic journey in unparalleled luxury, occupying a first class suite on board the Titanic, on her heralded maiden voyage from Southampton to the Port of New York. But Tremayne and Weston are unprepared for the explosive plays of fate that await them, as well as their prey, over the next few nights of their doomed journey. For the ever-shifting dedication to duty and the choices between life and death will become more immediate, more intimate, more demanding, and far more treacherous than they could ever have imagined.