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Iceberg Right Ahead!

The Tragedy Of The Titanic

By Stephanie Sammartino McPherson

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 more than 1,500 lives, still captivates people in the twenty-first century. Seventy-three years separate the two major Titanic events--the 1912 sinking of the vessel and the dramatic 1985 discovery of the wreck by Robert Ballard. But additional stories about the victims, survivors, rescuers, reporters, investigators, and many others show the far-reaching effects this tragedy had on society. Award-winning author Stephanie Sammartino McPherson has collected numerous personal accounts of the event, including the knighted man who spent the rest of his life in seclusion because he was accused of dishonorable behavior in a lifeboat, the stewardess who survived two shipwrecks and a mid-ocean collision, and the New York Times executive who sent multiple reporters to meet the rescue ship, thus earning a national reputation for his newspaper. She also links the Titanic tragedy to changes in regulations worldwide. After a Senate Inquiry and a British trial attempted to assign blame for the disaster, new laws on ship safety were put in place. A group of nations also banded together to form an ice patrol, eventually leading to the formation of the U.S. Coast Guard. Even the most avid Titanic fans will learn something new as McPherson brings the reader up to date on the politics and intrigue still surrounding the wreck--including what modern science can reveal about what really happened to the ship and who was at fault. Prepare to follow the never-ending story of the Titanic into its second century. Stephanie Sammartino McPherson wrote her first children's story in college. A former teacher and freelance newspaper writer, she has written twenty-eight books and numerous magazine stories.

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Format: Book
Author: McPherson, Stephanie Sammartino
Summary: Learn about the sinking of the Titanic, the discovery of its wreckage and more.
Title: Iceberg right ahead! : the tragedy of the Titanic / Stephanie Sammartino McPherson.
Publisher Date: Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, c2012.
Subject: Titanic (Steamship) -- Juvenile literature. Shipwrecks -- North Atlantic Ocean -- Juvenile literature
Isbn: 9780761367567 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper) 076136756X (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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Call Number: 910.9163 McP
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Format: Book
Author: McPherson, Stephanie Sammartino
Summary: Learn about the sinking of the Titanic, the discovery of its wreckage and more.
Title: Iceberg right ahead! : the tragedy of the Titanic / Stephanie Sammartino McPherson.
Publisher, Date: Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, c2012.
Description: 112 p. : ill. ; 24 x 28 cm.
Subjects: Titanic (Steamship) -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Shipwrecks -- North Atlantic Ocean -- Juvenile literature
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Introduction : "Iceberg, right ahead!" -- The biggest ship in the world -- Full speed ahead -- Man the lifeboats -- "She's gone" -- Carpathia to the rescue -- Arrival in New York -- A legacy of safety -- Life after the Titanic -- Quest for the Titanic -- "The biggest museum in the world" -- The story that never grows old.
LCCN: 2011002352
ISBN: 9780761367567 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 076136756X (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 3
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Call Number: 910.9163 McP