On a Sea of Glass The Life and Loss of the RMS Titanic On the night of April a brand new supposedly unsinkable ship the largest and most luxurious vessel in the world at the time collided with an iceberg and sank on her maiden voyage Of the

  • Title: On a Sea of Glass: The Life and Loss of the RMS Titanic
  • Author: Tad Fitch
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Hardcover
  • On the night of 14 15 April 1912, a brand new, supposedly unsinkable ship, the largest and most luxurious vessel in the world at the time, collided with an iceberg and sank on her maiden voyage Of the 2,208 people on board, only 712 were saved The rest either drowned or froze to death in the icy cold waters of the North Atlantic How could this supposedly unsinkable veOn the night of 14 15 April 1912, a brand new, supposedly unsinkable ship, the largest and most luxurious vessel in the world at the time, collided with an iceberg and sank on her maiden voyage Of the 2,208 people on board, only 712 were saved The rest either drowned or froze to death in the icy cold waters of the North Atlantic How could this supposedly unsinkable vessel sink and why did so few of those aboard survive The authors bring the tragedy to life, telling the story of the ship s design, construction and maiden voyage The stories of individuals who sailed on her, many previously known only as names on yellowing passenger and crew lists, are brought to light using rarely seen accounts of the sinking The stories of passengers of all classes and crewmembers alike are explored They tell the dramatic stories of lives lost and people saved, of the rescue ship Carpathia, and of the aftermath of the sinking Never again would a large passenger liner sail without lifeboats for all.Despite the tragedy, the sinking of the Titanic indirectly led to untold numbers of lives being saved due to new regulations that came into force after the tragedy Profusely illustrated, including many rare and unique views of the ship and those who sailed on her, this as accurate a telling of the life of the White Star Line s Titanic and her sinking as you will read anywhere Made special by the use of so many rare survivor accounts from the eyewitnesses to that night to remember, the narrative places the reader in the middle of the maiden voyage, and brings the tragic sinking to life as never before.

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    1. "On a Sea of Glass" is one of the most comprehensive factual and complete books dealing with the conception, voyage, and the sinking of Titanic. There is a great deal of information on her passengers and crew, their impressions of Titanic and the effect and its aftermath upon the survivors. The immense work that went into the completion of this book is astounding, and accolades should be showered upon the trio of authors: Tad Fitch, J. Kent Layton, and Bill Wormstedt for sorting through and comp [...]

    2. This book is a beast! The authors have painstakingly taken what feels like ALL the witness accounts and most of the credible research and written it as an almost narrative chronology.It is DENSE with information, small type and two columns pee page. I usually absorb Titanic books - even large ones - quickly, but not this one.Easily the most definitive tome it does focus on the building, sinking, and aftermath but not the discovery. As such, some major controversies, such as the Californian affai [...]

    3. People searching for new information on Titanic can be very specific in what element of the story they are interested in. Some are looking for technical and design information; Others want to see new photos of the ship. The history of the three sisters Olympic, Titanic and Britannic continues to fascinate researchers. Lastly, a book focusing on the passengers and crew will draw people to the human side of the story. On a Sea of Glass is a comprehensive book for those interested in every aspect o [...]

    4. A truly magnificent preservation of history that I am proud to have on my shelvesOver a hundred years have passed since the golden era of Edwardian superliners and we still stand in awe at the craftsmanship of these grand marvels just as those curious before us. They were said to be “practically unsinkable” and you know the ships' names as they were the elite of the Oceans and Seas that drew crowds of wanderers with their advertised newness and grandness to conquer the waves in style and bec [...]

    5. Hands-down the best book on Titanic I have ever read. If there is a topic connected with the ship that Fitch missed, I couldn't find it. The typeface is a little small, and the pictures --- which are plentiful, and some of which at least I had never seen before --- could be larger without offending anybody, but the end result is still a book that will provide afficiandos hours of pleasure. Fitch appears to have surrounded himself with fellow freaks about pre-war liners, which has led to several [...]

    6. One of the best titles to emerge in the number of books on the subject published to coincide with the Centenery of the sinking. A fresh appraisal of the evidence, including new material, that genuinely brings a new analysis to the table and critically examines common ideas and perceptions in Titanic historiography. Highly recommended.

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