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Title:
The Titanic
Author:
Burgan, Michael.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minn. : Compass Point Books, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm.
Summary:
A history of the Titanic and a recounting of one of the worst maritime disasters in history.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.0 1.0 75723.
ISBN:
9780756506148
Format :
Book

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A history of the Titanic and a recounting of one of the worst maritime disasters in history.


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Booklist Review

Reviewed with Andrew Santella's Navajo Code Talkers0 . Gr. 3-6. Although many of the titles in the extensive We the People series deal with our country's revolutionary beginnings, these two cover more recent U.S. history. Titanic 0 capitalizes on the famous tragedy's morbid allure, covering everything from the "unsinkable" behemoth's construction to the discovery of its remains on the ocean floor in 1985. While sure to attract many readers, Titanic 0 stands to fill a much less conspicuous gap in collections than Navajo Code Talkers0 ; 0 few children will have heard about the Marines' secret recruitment of Navajos during World War II to develop and implement a code based on their native language. Cryptographically inclined kids will particularly appreciate the chart listing code words for the letters of the alphabet and cleverly improvised military terms, such as chicken hawk 0 for dive bomber and eggs0 for bombs. Both treatments are smoothly written, concise enough for reluctant readers, and abundantly illustrated with well-chosen archival photos. Though the glossaries are unaccountably brief, other concluding resources should prove more useful, especially the prescreened Web sites accessible online--including one featuring recordings of Navajo code words. --Jennifer Mattson Copyright 2004 Booklist


Table of Contents

Disaster on the Seap. 4
Building the Best Everp. 8
The Ship Sailsp. 14
"Iceberg Right Ahead"p. 20
Matters of Life and Deathp. 26
After the Disasterp. 32
The Great Discoveryp. 37
Glossaryp. 42
Did You Know?p. 43
Important Datesp. 44
Important Peoplep. 45
Want to Know More?p. 46
Indexp. 48