"Titanic & Her Sisters Olympic & Britannic" (used book)
Titanic & Her Sisters Olympic & Britannic
by Tom McCluskie, Michael Sharpe, & LeoMarriott
About the Book
Used Book. Hardcover. Dust jacket included. Good condition.
-- From the dust jacket
At the end of the 20th century, nearly 80 years after her demise, the Titanic is the most notorious ship ever to have taken to the sea. Her tragic story has fascinated every generation from the time, even before her sinking, that every Victorian schoolboy could recite her colossal dimensions by heart. Most recently, James Cameron’s movie, Titanic, has grossed in excess of $1.8 billion, making it the biggest block-buster ever – an indication of the extent to which she continues to capture the imaginations of people worldwide.
It is less widely known that she was the second of three vessels known as the ‘Olympic’ class. Her sisters were the Olympic and the Britannic. Together, these were the largest and most luxurious liners of their time, their sheer size giving an overwhelming feeling of safety and security. This was backed by the best traditions of British shipbuilding and the latest techniques of design and construction. However, only one of them, Olympic, was to have a full career and Britannic, just a year after entering service and despite many modifications to further enhance safety after Titanic’s loss, sank after hitting a mine in a chilling echo of her sister’s fate.
Titanic and Her Sisters is a definitive account of these three beautiful ships and details their stories from the events that shaped their construction to the present day Cameron’s movie and the salvage of artefacts from Titanic’s wreck. Illustrated with over 500 pictures, many of them in full colour, this collaboration of three writers, each of whom are noted for their expertise, is, perhaps, the most comprehensive work ever produced on the subject.