The Myths and Legacy of A Disaster

Book - 2011
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Independent Publishing Group
An exploration of why the legacy of the Titanic persists, in procedures, building regulation, navigational practice, statues, poems, novels, movies, and even a musical
April 15, 2012, marks 100 years since the Titanic hit an iceberg and foundered in the North Atlantic with the loss of 1,513 lives. She was certainly not the fastest passenger ship of the time and had the disaster not occurred, she would have lost the title of the largest liner within just two years—yet Titanic captures the imagination like no other. This book seeks to explore the myths and the truth aboutTitanic as well as the legacy that has made the ship so well known. It discusses such questions asWhy was she built? Who really owned her? Why was nobody ever proved negligent? How has today's transportation been made safer byTitanic? and Have we really learned the right lessons?

Publisher: Stroud : History, 2011
ISBN: 9780752451763
Characteristics: 175 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Cartwright, June


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Jun 25, 2015

Admittedly in the introduction it does state this book is not for the Titanic Buff, more suitable for the casual reader.
The main detraction from the book was it had a number of factual errors, one of them quite significant. It stated in the book 3rd officer Pitman (misspelled "Pirman") did not survive the Titanic sinking, this in NOT true, he was reported as leaving the sinking ship at 12:45 in charge of lifeboat No 5 and did survive. Pitman was one of the main witnesses at the Titanic hearings. The presence of obvious factual errors in the book, does not bode well in the accuracy of the authors' research.


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