And the Band Played On: The enthralling account of what happened after the Titanic sank:The enthralling account of what happened after the Titanic sank Christopher Ward
The Band that Played On:The Extraordinary Story of the 8 Musicians Who Went Down with the Titanic Steve Turner
April 15, 2012, marked 100 years since the Titanic sank. Since that fateful night, stories about the sinking have become legendary - how the band played to the end, how lifeboats were lowered half-empty - but amongst the films, novels and academic arguments, only those who were there can separate truth from fiction. After the sinking, inquiries into the loss of 1,517 lives (out of 2,223 aboard) were held in both the UK and US. The proceedings produced 1,000 pages of transcripts. Some of the testimonies were inevitably less than impartial, but as a whole the transcripts represent the most thorough and complete account of the sinking, told in the voices of those who were there. For the first time these transcripts have been specially edited and arranged chronologically, so that they tell the story of the Titanic´s sinking as a narrative, rather than a list of questions and answers in a courtroom. The witnesses are transformed into characters in a much bigger story, and the events are described from different perspectives of people in every part of the ship, from a stoker in the boiler room escaping his section before the water tight doors sealed behind him, to first class passengers trying to buy their way onto lifeboats. Capturing the disbelief, the chaos and the terror of the disaster, this unique book brings to life the tragedy through the voices of those who survived it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Altschuler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009525/bk_adbl_009525_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After every disaster, someone has something to hide.... A few minutes before midnight on April 14, 1912, the ´´unsinkable´´ RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage to New York, struck an iceberg. Less than three hours later she lay at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. While the world has remained fascinated by the tragedy, the most amazing drama of those fateful hours was not played out aboard the doomed liner. It took place on the decks of two other ships, one 58 miles distant from the sinking Titanic, the other barely 10 miles away. The masters of the steamships Carpathia and Californian, Captain Arthur Rostron and Captain Stanley Lord, were informed within minutes of each other that their vessels had picked up the distress signals of a sinking ship. Their actions in the hours and days that followed would become the stuff of legend, as one would choose to take his ship into dangerous waters to answer the call for help, while the other would decide that the hazard to himself and his command was too great to risk responding. After years of research, Daniel Allen Butler now tells this incredible story, moving from ship to ship on the icy waters of the North Atlantic - in real time - to recount how hundreds of people could have been rescued, but in the end only a few outside of the meager lifeboats were saved. He then looks alike at the U.S. Senate investigation in Washington, and ultimately the British Board of Trade inquiry in London, where the actions of each captain are probed, questioned, and judged, until the truth of what actually happened aboard the Titanic, the Carpathia and the Californian is revealed. Daniel Allen Butler, a maritime and military historian, is the best-selling author of ´´Unsinkable´´: The Full Story of RMS Titanic, Distant Victory: The Battle of Jutland and the Allied Triumph in the First World War, and The First Jihad: The Battle for Khartoum and the Da 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Heitsch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010093/bk_adbl_010093_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A master storyteller, Stephen R. Donaldson established a worldwide reputation with his unforgettable, critically acclaimed fantasy series The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant. Then, with The Real Story and Forbidden Knowledge, he launched a thrilling new science fiction series. Now the galactic epic continues as humanity struggles against the forces of ultimate evil - and its own dark nature. The stage is set for confrontation at Billingate - illegal shipyard, haven for pirates and brigands, where every vice flourishes and every appetite can be sated. Gateway to the alien realm of the Amnion, the shipyard is a clearinghouse for all they require to fulfill their mutagenic plans against humanity. It is here that the fate of Morn Hyland is to be decided amid a kaleidoscopic whirl of plot and counterplot, treachery and betrayal. As schemes unravel to reveal yet deeper designs, Morn, Nick, and Angus´ lives may all be forfeit as pawns in the titanic game played our between Warden Dios, dedicated director of the UMC Police, and the Dragon, greed-driven ruler of the UMC. Here, the future of humankind hangs on the uncertain fortune of Morn Hyland in a daring novel of epic power and suspense, relentlessly gripping from first page to last. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003977/bk_adbl_003977_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You are allowed 3 days... The publication of a mysterious book on the history of witchcraft is at the center of a dark and terrifying mystery. It´s a race against time as Edward Dunning must try to unravel the secret of the ancient runes, and a demonic curse placed upon him by the evil Magnus Karswell - played by legendary film star David Warner (The Omen, Titanic). A classic chiller brought to life in this terrifying adaptation of the M.R. James classic! Cast: David Warner (Karswell), Anthony D.P. Mann (Dunning), Terry Wade (Rhodes), Anne-Marie Bergman (Mme. Somnambula), Steven Spencer (The Professor), Dave Hudson (Cabby #1 / Porter), Nikolas Yuen (Freder / Cabby #2 / The Demon). Music by Brent Holland 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009437/bk_brll_009437_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the surprising literary and poetic history of the RMS Titanic!Imagine getting the inside, behind the scenes story of the Titanic tragedy written by those who did not survive - but whose poetry and short accounts of the moments leading up to the Titanic sinking did.The time has finally come to share the World Codex´s revelations with the public at large. Codex SE is a concerted work of dedicated people who have worked tirelessly to bring this literary publication to the world stage. My connection to Titanic, through my great-grandfather´s experience, has played an essential role as to who I am, cultivating an awareness of the importance of art as it inspires the better nature of humanity - through life´s inevitable turmoil and even disaster.Discover unpublished poems and prose by historical figures including Albert Einstein, George Bernard Shaw, Edgar Allan Poe, Sylvia Barrett, Herman Holmes, Robert Wolcott, and many more.The World Codex Planet Poetry publication encapsulates a snapshot of the era shortly after the turn of the 20th century and is a gem of historical maritime poetry. In this recently discovered history, previously unpublished works by celebrities of its day make the doomed publication an echo of the fate of the Titanic herself. Had it not been for the controversy that forced the publication to be shelved, perhaps the world would have recorded history a bit differently.Included among the poems is a firsthand account of how the collection was rescued from the ship shortly before her untimely demise. Later research into the chain of events culminated in a backstory that exacerbated the drama around the onboard Titanic poetry contest.Discover the surprising literary and poetic history of the RMS Titanic! Buy Codex: Special Edition now for the previously suppressed inside story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jerrilee Geist, Mark Sebastian, Gina Coyle, Judith McSpadden, David Hale, Samantha Boffin, Michael Axtell, Becky Parker, David Micklem, Austin Rising. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/145223/bk_acx0_145223_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Statistics has played a leading role in our scientific understanding of the world for centuries, yet we are all familiar with the way statistical claims can be sensationalised, particularly in the media. In the age of big data, as data science becomes established as a discipline, a basic grasp of statistical literacy is more important than ever. In The Art of Statistics, David Spiegelhalter guides the reader through the essential principles we need in order to derive knowledge from data. Drawing on real world problems to introduce conceptual issues, he shows us how statistics can help us determine the luckiest passenger on the Titanic, whether serial killer Harold Shipman could have been caught earlier, and if screening for ovarian cancer is beneficial. How many trees are there on the planet? Do busier hospitals have higher survival rates? Why do old men have big ears? Spiegelhalter reveals the answers to these and many other questions - questions that can only be addressed using statistical science.