Iceberg, right ahead! 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 21st 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 midocean 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 US Coast Guard. Even the most avid Titanic fans will learn something new as McPherson brings the listener 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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Intuitive. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000019/bk_lrnr_000019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Navigating among icebergs:Lessons from the Titanic applied to leadership Juan M. Serrano
On the night of April 14, 1912, the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank. This is the full story. Why did the Titanic sink so quickly? Why did so many people die? What are the stories of all those people, young and old, rich and poor?
K.T. Tomb takes an infamous page from history and recreates it as a sweeping adventure thriller and undersea treasure hunt in Ghosts of the Titanic. First, she takes listeners back to 1912 and the maiden voyage. Forbidden Russian lovers - Stephan Ivanovich, a peasant farmer, and Darya Nikita, an aristocrat with a dowry of diamonds - board the Titanic so they can elope and enjoy a life together in America. The plot fast-forwards to a present-day quest and introduces illegal salvage entrepreneurs posing as documentary filmmakers. Captain Jonathan Martin and his hand-picked crew go to the deep-sea waters of Newfoundland, Canada, to try to recover the diamonds for Darya´s descendants, who hired them. Nick and Franco, the divers, conflict with Lisa, the ship´s medic, who´s in charge of training them to use their new technology. They all have their doubts about the presence of James Harper, a wanted criminal, on this ship. In the past, Darya is trying to escape her aristocratic family and an arranged marriage. In the present, using experimental equipment, when divers Nick and Franco see ghosts on the wreck, an unexpected murder mystery unfurls startling secrets of the voyage before the Titanic hit the iceberg. An ancient curse puts an additional paranormal spin on the dark secrets held by the ghosts of the Titanic. And, once awakened, the ghosts aren´t content to stay at the bottom of the ocean. A small team of adventurers risks their very lives - and possible arrest - for a sack of diamonds. Will they succeed in their treasure hunt, or die trying? 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Doersch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039493/bk_acx0_039493_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.
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.
The original 1912 news accounts of the Titanic disaster include the first-hand accounts of survivors as told to reporters who met the ship bringing them from where they were saved from lifeboats. The surviving crew describes the crucial moments after the ship hit the iceberg. A crewman testifies just three days after the sinking that the ship had a fire in its coal bunkers from the time it set sail. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barry Abrams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009548/bk_acx0_009548_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Although we think we know the story of the Titanic - the famously unsinkable ship that hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Britain to America in April 1912 - little has been written about what happened to the survivors after the tragedy. How did the loss of the ship shape the lives of the people who survived? How did those who were saved feel about those who perished? And how did they remember that terrible night? Shadow of the Titanic will shed new light on this unforgettable event by showing how the disaster continued to shape the lives of those passengers who escaped the sinking ship. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Wallis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005367/bk_bbcw_005367_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.