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The Resource Desperate hours : the epic rescue of the Andrea Doria, Richard Goldstein

Desperate hours : the epic rescue of the Andrea Doria, Richard Goldstein

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Desperate hours : the epic rescue of the Andrea Doria
Title
Desperate hours
Title remainder
the epic rescue of the Andrea Doria
Statement of responsibility
Richard Goldstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On an extraordinary summer's night in 1956, in a fog off Nantucket, the world-renowned ocean liner Andrea Doria collided with the Swedish liner Stockholm and, eleven hours later, tragically sank. But in that brief time the Doria became, after the Titanic, the most storied vessel of the century, as nearly 1,700 people were saved in an unforgettable rescue punctuated by countless acts of heroism amid confusion, terror, and even cowardice. In the tradition of Walter Lord's A Night To Remember, Desperate Hours re-creates the ill-fated voyage, from the passengers' parting waves at Genoa, to their last evening highball in the Doria's lavish lounge, to the unbelievable realization that catastrophe was imminent. Richard Goldstein draws from dozens of interviews, court documents, memoirs, and reports that relate never-before-told stories. He also presents technical findings that shed light on the blame for the disaster. The result is a definitive history of a fateful day, a legendary liner, and a deadly shipwreck now considered by scuba divers to be the Mount Everest of the deep. - Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
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Goldstein, Richard
Dewey number
363.12/3/09163
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
G530.A244
LC item number
G66 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Andrea Doria (Steamship)
  • Stockholm (Motorship)
  • Andrea Doria (Ship)
  • Shipwrecks
Label
Desperate hours : the epic rescue of the Andrea Doria, Richard Goldstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-286) and index
Contents
Part I The Voyage -- Part II The Collision -- Part III The Rescue -- Part IV The Questions -- Part V The Memories -- Part VI The Shipwreck
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 294 p.
Isbn
9780471389347
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2001024233
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
ocm46472179
Label
Desperate hours : the epic rescue of the Andrea Doria, Richard Goldstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-286) and index
Contents
Part I The Voyage -- Part II The Collision -- Part III The Rescue -- Part IV The Questions -- Part V The Memories -- Part VI The Shipwreck
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 294 p.
Isbn
9780471389347
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2001024233
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
ocm46472179

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