By Brad Matsen
For almost a century one vital question about the disaster remained unanswered: Why did Titanic sink as quickly as she did? If the ship had remained afloat for just two hours longer likely more than two thousand people would have survived from the freezing waters of the North Atlantic on that infamous April night in 1912. Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler dove to Titanic and Britannic working with a marine forensic analyst and they tested their theories with skeptics. The book is a fresh, moving and irresistible portrait of the doomed ship. Combining insightful character sketches, forgotten archives, forensic engineering, death-defying dives and suspenseful writing, the author travels effortlessly between past and present and offers haunting new conclusions about Titanic. After weaving their way through a labyrinth of clues and theories, the answers they found are more shocking than anyone imagined. This is a tragic historical tale and an inspiring modern story of a struggle to uncover the truth. The chilling discoveries propel a page-turning narrative to its shocking conclusion: What happened aboard Titanic that night was far worse than anyone had ever guessed. Hardcover. Illustrated. 328 pages.