books about: shipwreck
Titanic: An Illustrated History
This was a Christmas gift for my 9 year old grandson. He loved it! It's reported to me it is read often and at times he falls asleep after reading it at bedtime. This choice was a shot in the dark but worked out wonderfully.
James Cameron's Titanic
This is a MUST have for any Titanic collector. I waited for about 9 or so years for this book and I am so extatic that I finally have it!!
Carol Ryrie Brink
Loved this as a child
This was one of my favorite books as a child, I remember reading and re-reading it until the cover fell off and the pages were falling out; I was about 10 at the time. While the idea of being stranded on an island with several babies doesn't sound quite as exciting to me now that I am a mom (and frankly the whole idea of two very young girls caring for babies that small on an island scares ...
Ten Degrees of Reckoning: A True Story of Survival
Great book - important subject
My husband and I were at a sailboat show last weekend, and we met the author - Hester Rumberg. We casually discussed her book, and frankly, mostly because it was on the Kindle (which is how we read most of our books), and to support a sailboat show vendor, we bought the book. I'm a huge reader - and very picky. Shame on me, but the truth it, I didn't really expect to be impressed. I thought if ...
882 1/2 Amazing Answers To Your Questions About The Titanic
This book provides more information about the Titanic than I could have ever imagined! It is incredibly well written, and also has amazing illustrations and photography~ a must have for any Titanic enthusiast; it will surely answer any questions that you have, and then some! I highly recommend it!
John Myers Myers
Enthralling and Enjoyable
The joy I find in reading and re-reading Silverlock is that the book was a great tale to read the first time, as I skimmed through it to follow the plot, and it was even better with every subsequent reading, as I played the "reference recognition" game. The story taps into appropriate archetypes at every stage of Silverlock's progress; not only does it fit and shape the plot, but it makes the ...
Miracle in the Andes: 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home
Through the lenses of maturity
I have always been haunted by this story, mainly because my father, a longtime aviator, told me what happened right at the time the world was shocked by the news they were alive. And now, more than 35 years after, Nando Parrado has the fantastic idea of writing his own book, whose biggest merit is exactly the naturally acquired maturity of the author. He escapes from the easy calling of ...
Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum
Blazing example of negligence
Prior to September 11, 2001, the burning of the General Slocum was New York City's worst disaster in terms of casualty rate. An estimated 1300 Lower East Side residents, most of them members of St. Mark's Lutheran parish, boarded the steamer on the morning of June 15, 1904 for the annual church picnic at Eatons Neck, Long Island. Barely two hours later, a blaze broke out in a storage compartment, ...
The Black Stallion
The Black Stallion
Book is great. My kids hang on every word. Amazon- not so great. I ordered a hard cover and got a paperback. I let Amazon know and they replaced it with another paperback. Again, I let Amazon know and they suggested that I give it up and send it back for a refund or a small discount if I wanted to keep it. I figured Amazon needed the money more than me and decided not to get my discount. My kids ...
The Dead of Night (The Tomorrow Series #2)
Brilliant. Highly recommended.
The Dead Of Night (The Tomorrow Series #2) is the second book in John Marsden's Tomorrow series. As the teenagers continue to fight, they meet up with a group of adult resisters, experience romance and lose one of their number. This is just as good as Tomorrow, When the War Began (The Tomorrow Series #1), if not better. The characters and situations are realistic and the story full of drama. ...
The Night Lives on
William Morrow & Co
Questions finally meet their answers
Being a fan of Walter Lord's impeccably researched book "A Night to Remember," I was instantly intrigued upon learning of "The Night Lives On." I had had several lingering questions for years: why was an order given to turn the ship starboard when the iceberg eventually hit starboard? How, specifically, was the matter of the Californian's involvement dealt with? Which theories about "the gash" ...
"Titanic": Triumph and Tragedy
John P. Eaton
Charles A. Haas
Patrick Stephens Ltd
Comprehensive in the Extreme
I must say this is the most comprehensive book on the Titanic I have yet seen. Every facet of the liner's history from its origins to the wreck exploration is covered. Each chapter includes pictures of everything connected to the ship. Anyone with any interest in Titanic at all should have a copy. I did think the authors could have done better with their chapter on the sinking itself ...
The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue
Michael J. Tougias
The Finest Hours
Mr. Sherman came and spoke to our group. He did an excellent job on the book. He brought the heros to life in saving others.
The Circus Ship
Chris Van Dusen
An instant classic
This is probably my favorite of the 300+ books on my kids' shelves - excellent illustrations and wonderful verse. A truly great book, and a more-than-worthy follow-up to Van Dusen's equally enchanting "If I Built a Car."
Ghosts of the Abyss: A Journey Into The Heart of the Titanic
Da Capo Press
She still stands as a silent sentinel...
This book is an excellent tribute to those who designed,built and sailed on the world's most famous ship. It is also a fine tribute to those who sacrificed so much to find the ship laying on the ocean floor,at a depth of 2 1/2 miles below the surface,375 miles SE of Newfoundland,and 1,000 miles due East of Boston; and bringing back to us, in unimaginable detail ,how this magnificient ship, in all ...
Sailing into the Abyss: A True Story of Extreme Heroism on the High Seas
William R. Benedetto
My husband's brother
One of the hero's of this book was my brother-in-law Calvin Smith. I only knew that he died trying to save others. I am so happy to at last find a book with the whole story in it. I have a few pictures of him for the family tree, but now I will also have this book to pass down. Calvin (also called Todd and Rae) had no children.
Alive on the Andrea Doria! The Greatest Sea Rescue in History
Pierette Domenica Simpson
Purple Mountain Press
Students of shipwrecks should be grateful.
There are few people in the world I regret never having met. This author is, in many ways, a kindred spirit and one I would like to meet. Perhaps one day! Although well qualified to write such an account - after all she did survive the sinking of the Andrea Doria, no one person could possibly write the complete story of the loss of this ship from personal experience - if only because that ...
Plucked From The Fire
Well written and inspirational
This is a fine and inspirational account of a man who relied on God in his time of need. I would say that people who are struggling with their faith in God should read this book. Each chapter has scriptural references which relate very well to the chapter and Stanley Praimnath's experiences. It will help the reader understand God's grace and love, as well as improve his or her knowledge of the ...
Exploring the Titanic
Robert D. Ballard
Do you like old ships? Well, I know the right one for you. It is the Titanic. It is about a ship that hit an ice berg and went down. So go under water with Dr.Robert Ballard and explore the Titanic. Good Luck! This book is recommended for 8 and up.
Storm Tactics Handbook: Modern Methods of Heaving-to for Survival in Extreme Conditions
Totally A Must Have Book
This book is so informative and vital for the off shore sailor. It is so good that I ordered the DVD version and the DVD will be a mandatory view for anyone that crews on my boat. Bravo !!!
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