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Andrea Doria and Other Recent Liner Disasters by William H. Miller

By William H. Miller

catastrophe at sea has been part of maritime lifestyles for so long as guy has sailed the seas. no matter if or not it's the tragic real-life story of the mammoth or the fictitious break of the Hesperus, we've got lengthy been captivated and enthralled through the mysteries and perils of the ocean.

In this attention-grabbing booklet, William H. Miller seems to be at many of the newer failures to have befallen the sea liners of the realm. specific cognizance is paid to the Andrea Doria, which ignited fierce debate and won overseas infamy because it sunk in 1956 at a value of greater than fifty lives – nonetheless, this present day, the worst maritime catastrophe in American waters for over a century. Others featured contain the Normandie, acknowledged to be the main significant Atlantic liner of all time, former Blue Riband-holder SS Rex and plenty of others.

Utilising an in depth number of infrequent pictures, Miller sheds gentle not just at the failures themselves, but additionally years of devoted provider ahead of catastrophe. Captured either of their pomp and within the aftermath in their darkest hour, this pretty number of infrequent photos is vital to an individual with an curiosity in ocean-liner heritage or maritime disasters.

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