The Tragedy That Shook the World—One Century Later
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One hundred years ago, a ship thought to be indestructible struck an iceberg during its maiden voyage and sunk in the icy waters of the North Atlantic. What happened on that night has haunted and entranced us ever since.
On the 100th anniversary of “the night to remember,” LIFE revisits the human drama surrounding the Titanic—a story of heroism and hubris, romance and recrimination, told in a panorama of words and stunning pictures.
This oversized, deluxe book features archival photography, past reporting in LIFE magazine and accounts of the modern-day explorations of Robert Ballard and others. The book will also include a section on the 3-D treatment of the hugely popular 1997 movie. And there are scores of first-person accounts: the words of survivors, including little-known stories from steerage as well as the well-known drama that occurred above decks. In addition, there are chapter sections that lend valuable context; for example, a history of famous shipwrecks, and where the Titanic fits in the grand picture.
LIFE: Titanic—The Tragedy That Shook the World—One Century Later leaves us with the indelible feeling that the Titanic tragedy is the one we care about, and need to revisit.
Hardcover Book : 144 pages
Publisher: Time Life Inc ( March 13, 2012 )
Item #: 13-535599
Product Dimensions: 10.75 x 11.75 inches
Product Weight: 42.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
This book is a wonderful edition to our library. Packed with beautiful photographs and page after page of information on that historical day. The kids love going through all the pictures and asking question after question about how in the world a ship deemed to be the biggest and unsinkable sank while taking so many lives. Of course there is the allure around the mystery of the sinking that keeps the kids coming back to the book for more.
I have been a Titanic buff for about 20 years and I think that this book was very well done. It did have a few things in it that I did not know. The pictures were also very good.
Great book and lots of Awesome pictures. A must have book for anyone interested in the titanic and wanting to learn more about it.
I've always been interested in the Titanic ever since I was little and I was so happy when this book finally came in the mail. The pictures are wonderful and to see what the interior of the Titanic looked like was amazing. I even learned some new things that I hadn't known before- The numbers alone are shocking. Definitely a good read for anyone who loves history!
My husband has read all that has been written on the Titanic and he did not hav erthis one so got it for him and he really enjoyed it and even learned a few new things he didnt know before reading this book!!!!!