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9781592234240

The Lost Ships of Robert Ballard An Unforgettable Underwater Tour by the World's Leading Deep-Sea Explorer

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  • ISBN13:

    9781592234240

  • ISBN10:

    1592234240

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-09-19
  • Publisher: Thunder Bay Press

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The stories of the great lost liners and warships-Titanic, Lusitania, Empress of Ireland, Bismarck, Quincy, and others-are filled with drama, suspense, romance, and tragedy. Today those fabled ships that lie on the ocean floor comprise and extraordinary underwater museum. In this large and splendidly illustrated volume, underwater explorer Robert D. Ballard gives a guided tour of these ghostly wrecks and tells their complete stories. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Revisiting Lost Shipsp. 10
A Better Way To Cross: The Birth of the Transatlantic Ocean Liner, 1819-1900p. 14
Friendly Rivals: The Story of the Lusitania and Mauretania, 1907-1935p. 38
Death of A Dream: The Saga of the Olympic and the Titanic, 1911-1935p. 68
Forgotten Sister: The Brief Life of White Star's Britannic, 1914-1916p. 116
High-Seas Society: Normandie, Queen Mary and the Rise of Glamour, 1919-1945p. 144
Fast Fade: The Twilight of the Atlantic Passenger Liner, 1945-1956p. 188
Sunken Warriors: The Pursuit of the Bismarck and the Lost Ships of Iron Bottom Sound, 1941-1942p. 216
Epilogue: Preserving Lost Shipsp. 246
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