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Titanic : legacy of the world's greatest ocean liner

by Wels, Susan.

Format: Print Book 1997
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
Available (7)
Location Collection Call #
Brentwood Library Nonfiction 910.452 Titanic
Location  Brentwood Library
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Call Number  910.452 Titanic
 
 
Carnegie Library of Homestead Non Fiction 910.45 Wels
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
 
Collection  Non Fiction
 
Call Number  910.45 Wels
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Non-Fiction 910.916 WEL
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  910.916 WEL
 
 
Hampton Community Library Non-Fiction 910.916 WEL
Location  Hampton Community Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  910.916 WEL
 
 
Moon Township Public Library Non-Fiction 910.916 WELS
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  910.916 WELS
 
 
Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 910.916 WEL
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  910.916 WEL
 
 
Plum Community Library Adult Non-Fiction 901.9 WEL
Location  Plum Community Library
 
Collection  Adult Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  901.9 WEL
 
 
Summary
The companion volume to the traveling exhibit, this rich documentary account of the recovery and preservation efforts includes never-before-seen photographs of the wreck, material from passenger diaries, and hundreds of artifacts.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Not more Titanic books! But the publication of both of these new titles is certainly justified. In 1985, O'Donnell discovered a cache of photos in a Dublin basement taken by Irishman Frank Browne, a Jesuit priest. Remarkably, many of them document the maiden voyage of the Titanic. Browne had received from his uncle "a trip of a lifetime": a two-day passage on the grand Titanic, as the brand-new ship made two preliminary stops before setting out across the Atlantic: departing from its home port of Southampton to gather passengers at Cherbourg, France, then on to Queenstown, Ireland, for the same purpose--and where Browne disembarked. Browne was an exceptional photographer, one whose work has been widely exhibited and reproduced. Naturally, given his avocation, he had a camera in hand for his brief Titanic trip, and his photographs of the event are reproduced here, along with O'Donnell's detailed captions. Ship facilities and harbor activities give us a personal look at what it was like on board the leviathan, even for just two days; but knowing as we do that the Titanic was soon a dead lady casts a chilling air over the viewing of these historically significant photos. Librarians who have neglected to add to their collections one of the recent general accounts of the Titanic and her fateful voyage can rectify the situation with Wels' overview of the liner and its brief life. In this absolutely stunning book, prepared in collaboration with the Discovery channel, are illustrations that Titanic buffs will not have seen before--many original artworks of unbelievable quality and sensitivity; they augment an engrossing text, which follows the Titanic from construction to launching to embarkation on its one and only crossing to, ultimately, its watery grave. These pages will keep the reader occupied and preoccupied for hours. --Brad Hooper"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Titanic (Steamship)
Shipwrecks -- North Atlantic Ocean.
Publisher [Alexandria, VA] :Time-Life Books,1997
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Discovery Channel (Firm)
Language English
Notes "Discovery Channel."
Description 205 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 203) and index.
ISBN 0783552610
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