By Wyn Craig Wade
On that fatal April night in 1912, the world’s largest moving object disappeared beneath the waters of the North Atlantic in less than three hours. Why was the ship sailing through waters well known to be a “mass of floating ice?” Why were there too few lifeboats so that 1,522 people were left to perish at sea?
Based on the sensational evidence of the US Senate hearings, eyewitness accounts of survivors and the results of the 1985 Woods Hole/French expedition that located and photographed the ship, this electrifying account recreates the doomed vessel’s last desperate hours and fully addresses the questions that have continued to haunt the tragedy of the Titanic.
358 pages illustrated, diagrams. PENGUIN 1979, 1986