The one illustrated book that tells the complete, heart-stopping story of the legendary ship.
"A fantastic book... The 882 1/2 answers in this book truly are amazing -- both for the scope of information they cover as well as for the depth of details given."
-- CM Magazine
"For all trivia lovers this is a great book of questions and answers... and would prove useful to anyone who has an interest in the topic from young readers through to adults."
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It's all here. The financiers and founders of the White Star Line; the building and launch; the ship's features; the crew and passengers; the fateful collision; the scramble for lifeboats; the sinking and the survivors; the high-tech discovery of the wreck; the movie.... 882 1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions About the Titanic is packed with all of the intriguing details and fascinating facts that tell the true story.
It puts myths to rest and confirms the truth. Was the Titanic really unsinkable? Were third-class passengers locked down below? Were there enough lifeboats? Was there a Jack Dawson? Did the Heart of the Ocean diamond really exist? Was there a murderer aboard the ship?
It tells of the small tragedies for some survivors. Deceased violinist Jock Hume's family received a bill for $3.50 for the cost of his uniform. A baby was kidnapped on board the rescue ship, the Carpathia, by a woman who had lost her child. Jack Thayer, who never got over the death of his son in the water, took his own life thirty years after the sinking.
Illustrated with dozens of accurate paintings, diagrams and rare photographs, the book's special features include the making of James Cameron's movie Titanic, a true-or-false quiz and the real-life stories of the young people who sailed on the fateful voyage.
882 1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions About the Titanic is a must-have purchase for all Titanic enthusiasts.
Hugh Brewster is the author of several books for children and young adults, including Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World.
Laurie Coulter is a children's book author who specializes in historical nonfiction. Her books include To Be a Princess. She lives in Toronto.
Ken Marschall is a painter best known as the world's foremost creator of Titanic artwork. His books include Titanic: An Illustrated History, a Globe and Mail bestseller. He lives in Redondo Beach, California.