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Title:
The last log of the Titanic
Author:
Brown, David G. (David Geren), 1944-
Publication Information:
Camden, Me. : International Marine/McGraw-Hill, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Corporate Subject:
ISBN:
9780071364478
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Offers an interpretation of the facts surrounding the Titanic shipwreck. This book describes a tragic chain of errors on the part of the well-meaning crew, the pernicious influence of the ship's haughty owner, who was aboard for the maiden trip, and a fatal overconfidence in the infallibility of early twentieth-century technology.


Author Notes

David G. Brown is a nationally recognized boating writer who contributes regularly to Offshore, Boating World, Dockside, and other magazines. A lifelong Great Lakes sailor and commercial vessel operator, he holds a U.S. Coast Guard Master's License and teaches professional-level U.S. Coast Guard licensing courses.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Coal and Icep. 15
Parallel Tracksp. 29
A Dark Massp. 46
Cool Hand Murdochp. 62
A Narrow Shavep. 79
Blind Faithp. 110
Steaming to Oblivionp. 128
Time for Us to Leave Herp. 150
A Shortage of Womenp. 173
Appendix 1. Fates of Key Peoplep. 193
Appendix 2. A Titan's Wakep. 196
Appendix 3. Nautical Termsp. 201
Illustrationsp. 208
Notesp. 211
Select Bibliographyp. 228
Acknowledgmentsp. 230
Indexp. 231

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