Welcome to the RMS Titanic, the world’s largest passenger ocean liner, where no matter your class, you’ll be assured of a comfortable voyage. But unfortunately, we can’t guarantee you’ll make it! You may remember a few things about the Titanic from that big movie or from your history classes, but this book is here to help fill in the blanks. Get ready to learn all about the Titanic, from the creation of the first passenger steam liners in the 1880s, to the construction and ultimate destruction of the Titanic in 1912.This book will bring to life the Titanic by letting you in on some often overlooked details and letting you ride along with some of the passengers - some who enjoyed their last few days of life on the ship, while others did what they could to survive.You’ll learn: Who is the man responsible for the start of the passenger ocean liner boom?Why were the workers on the Titanic almost entirely Protestant?What was the name of the Titanic’s mascot cat?Who were some of the richest people in the world on board the Titanic, and which of them survived?How did some of the passengers on the Titanic become heroes, while others proved to be zeroes?What were some of the connections and coincidences the Titanic had with another doomed passenger linger, the Lusitania?Each chapter of our trivia book is broken up into 15 short sections that will introduce you to major themes, background, and sometimes weird stories surrounding the Titanic. Unlike your high school history teacher, we’re not going to put you to sleep with endless line of dates, countless numbers about the costs, or a whole lot of deep sea technical jargon, but instead we’ll show you the Titanic from a series of different perspectives and themes in a way that landlubbers can understand. To go along with the 15 short 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/174722/bk_acx0_174722_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection of 21 audio episodes reveals the truths, myths, and legacies of R.M.S. Titanic - One of the most impactful global tragedies in over a century. Hosted by world-renowned experts, Titanic Channel Talks uses decades of research to tell fresh stories about the lives of passengers, crew, and the inner workings of the ship. Storytellers include historians, authors, naval experts, researchers, and marine archaeologists - many of whom have experienced diving to Titanic's wreck site firsthand. Full Episode listing: 1. Titanic's Most Refined Features - Host: Bill Sauder 2. Remembering Ruth Becker Blanchard - Host: Ken Marschall 3. The Excommunication of Masabumi Hosono - Host: Robert Bracken 4. A Thief on Titanic - Host: Senan Molony 5. Thomas Andrews' Notes - Host: Mark Chirnside 6. Managing Titanic's Underwater Heritage - Host: Ken Vrana 7. Surprises Inside Titanic: The Turkish Bath - Host: Ken Marschall 8. Wreck Wood from Titanic - Host: Craig Sopin 9. We've Got to Know More - Host: Charles Haas 10. Watertight Compartments - Host: Parks Stephenson 11. What Did Superintendent James McGiffin Know? - Host: Senan Molony 12. The Untold Story of Jack Binns - Host: Craig Sopin 13. Underwater Archaeology - Host: Ken Vrana 14. Did the Lights Stay On? - Host: Parks Stephenson 15. Should Titanic Have Turned into the Iceberg? - Host: Parks Stephenson 16. More Lifeboats Would Not Have Helped - Host: Charles Haas 17. The J.J. Davies Bag - Host: Andrew Aldridge 18. Did Lifeboats Douse Their Lights? - Host: Senan Molony 19. Titanic's Morse Lamps Host: - Host: Bill Sauder 20. Shipwreck Diving - Host: Richie Kohler 21. Matching Shoes, What Else Could That Be? - Host: Ken Marschall 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Marschall, Bill Sauder, Parks Stephenson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnic/000001/bk_tnic_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you fascinated with the Titanic? Have you wondered what it must have been like to work in those hot boiler rooms, or as a maid to a first class passenger? What about what it would have been like to actually be a first class passenger? Did you watch James Cameron's Titanic and think, "How would I have survived the sinking?" Well, this listen is for you. You will discover more than 200 facts about the Titanic including: Building the Titanic Crew of the Titanic Passengers of the Titanic Interior of the Titanic Maiden voyage of the Titanic Sinking of the Titanic Survivors of the Titanic Museums of the Titanic Movies about the Titanic Titanic's legacy Ready? Let's go back to Titanic... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bryan Patrick Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041399/bk_acx0_041399_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The sinking of the Titanic on her maiden voyage in 1912 is one of the most dramatic stories in maritime history. The largest passenger steamship in the world, fitted with more advanced safety features than any of her rivals, she was proclaimed to be virtually unsinkable. Just how and why the Titanic foundered on such a beautiful April evening is the subject of this fascinating book. Author Rupert Matthews explores the evidence behind the stories of heroism and cowardice related by survivors, and investigates the many theories surrounding the great ship's tragic loss. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabrielle Glaister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080536/bk_acx0_080536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It has been 100 years since the Titanic sank. Well-researched and thorough, Titanic: The Most Complete Story Ever Told gives an accurate and up-to-date account of every aspect of the Titanic saga, from its inception and construction to its more recent discovery. Vollbrect explores the impact of the Titanic on society and culture, examines what has changed since Titanic was built, and speaks to the question of whether a similar disaster could ever happen again. Written in an informal and approachable style, Titanic: The Most Complete Story Ever Told is appropriate for anyone interested in the subject, including young listeners. The audio version of this title includes exclusive bonus content, including period-accurate music, special notes from the author, and a complete interview with a cruise-line employee. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/open/000030/bk_open_000030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking, a prominent Titanic researcher offers a final chance to see the ship before it disappears forever. The Titanic was the biggest, most luxurious passenger ship the world had ever seen; the ads proclaimed it to be unsinkable. When it sank in April 1912 after hitting an iceberg, killing more than 1,500 people, the world was forever changed and the public has been spellbound ever since. Now, a century later, the Titanic is about to disappear again: its infrastructure is set to collapse in the next few years. In this book, scientist Charles Pellegrino offers what may be the last opportunity to see the ship before it is lost to the seas for eternity. The last book to be written while survivors were still alive and able to contribute details, Farewell, Titanic includes many untold stories about the sinking and exploration of the unsinkable ship. Author Charles Pellegrino provided source material for James Cameron's Oscar-winning Titanic film, which is being re-released in 3D at the same time as the book Written by a New York Times best-selling author who participated in the post-discovery analysis of the Titanic's remains during the expedition that immediately followed Robert Ballard's Titanic discovery in 1985 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bronson Pinchot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007273/bk_adbl_007273_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Just before midnight on April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic, the largest ship in the world, hit an iceberg, setting in motion a chain of events that would ultimately make it history's most famous, and notorious, ship. The Titanic was neither the first nor last big ship to sink, so it's clear that much of its appeal stems from the nature of ship itself. Indeed, the Titanic stands out not just for its end but for its beginning, specifically the fact that it was the most luxurious passenger ship ever built at the time. In addition to the time it took to come up with the design, the giant ship took a full three years to build, and no effort or cost was spared to outfit the Titanic in the most lavish ways. Given that the Titanic was over 100 feet tall, nearly 900 feet long, and over 90 feet wide, it's obvious that those who built her and provided all of its famous amenities had plenty of work to do. The massive ship was carrying thousands of passengers and crew members, each with their own experiences on board, and the various amenities offered among the different classes of passengers ensured that life on some decks of the ship was quite different than life on others. Much has been made through the years about the failures of those designing the Titanic to take proper safety precautions, and how these failings led to the disaster and huge loss of life. In fact, the number of lives lost was so great that it can be hard to believe that the death toll might have been higher. Nonetheless, it's true that many more would have died without the courageous efforts of those on the ships who responded to the Titanic's distress calls and sailed through the same dangerous conditions that brought down the "unsinkable" ship itself. Investigating the Sinking of the Titanic chronicles the immediate aftermath of the tragedy and the investigations and changes that followed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Gagnepain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036305/bk_acx0_036305_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic was written by Lawrence Beesley and was first published in 1912. The interesting element is that Lawrence Beesley was a survivor of the Titanic disaster and provides a realistic account of some of the events leading to and following the sinking of the Titanic. The RMS Titanic was an Olympic class passenger liner that became infamous for its collision with an iceberg and dramatic sinking in 1912. The second of a trio of superliners, she and her sisters, Olympic and Britannic, were designed to provide a three-ship weekly express service and dominate the transatlantic travel business for the White Star Line.Built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland, Titanic was the largest passenger steamship in the world at the time of her sinking. During Titanic's maiden voyage (from Southampton, England; to Cherbourg, France; Queenstown (Cobh), Ireland; then New York), she struck an iceberg at 11:40 PM (ship's time) on Sunday evening April 14, 1912, broke into two pieces, and sank two hours and forty minutes later at 2:20 AM Monday morning.According to the US Senate investigation, 1,523 people perished in the accident, ranking it as one of the worst peacetime maritime disasters in history and by far the most famous. Titanic's design used some of the most advanced technology available at the time and the ship was popularly believed to be "unsinkable". It was a great shock that, despite the advanced technology and experienced crew, Titanic sank with a great loss of life. The media frenzy about Titanic's famous victims, the legends about what happened on board the ship, the resulting changes to maritime law, and the discovery of the wreck in 1985 by a team led by Robert Ballard and Jean-Louis Michel have made Titanic persistently famous in the years since.This account by a survivor of the Titanic disaster was first published in 1912. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/008373/bk_edel_008373_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What could possibly connect the famous sinking of the Titanic in 1912 and a WWII German U-boat loaded with a mysterious cargo? In this tribute to the 100th anniversary of the famous disaster, Chris Angus takes the reader on an adventure that includes shipwreck survivors, stolen treasures, a race across the Arctic and a century-old journal that holds the key to the connection and solving the mystery. Laura Engalls is an anthropologist working with the Inuit in Greenland when she’s shown the diary of sixteen year old Titanic survivor Samuel Meade – a diary whose story holds clues to the whereabouts of missing Titanic treasure. She enlists the help of reporter and Titanic fanatic Matt Mosher, as well as native Greenlander Ulrik, to uncover the truth. Together they begin an adventure that takes them across the inhospitable ice fields of Greenland. However, they soon discover they are not the only ones trying to unravel the mystery. What ensues is a tale of intrigue, international thievery and murder that ranges across 100 years, from the sinking of the famous ship and a plot hatched by Hitler himself to the machinations of present-day neo-Nazis and a modern-day treasure hunt for the truth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Romy Nordlinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010752/bk_adbl_010752_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.