Sunday, July 31, 2011

Iceberg, Right Ahead! The Tragedy Of The Titanic by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson

Iceberg, Right Ahead! The Tragedy Of The Titanic by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
Released: November 1st 2011 (expected date)
Publisher:Lerner Publishing
Page Amount: 112

"Iceberg, Right Ahead!"
Only 160 minutes passed between the time a sailor on lookout duty uttered these chilling words and the moment when the mighty ocean liner Titanic totally disappeared into the cold, dark waters of the North Atlantic. This century-old tragedy, which took more than 1,500 lives, still captivates people in the twenty-first century.
Seventy-three years separate the two major Titanic events—the 1912 sinking of the vessel and the dramatic 1985 discovery of the wreck by Robert Ballard. But additional stories about the victims, survivors, rescuers, reporters, investigators, and many others show the far-reaching effects this tragedy had on society. Award-winning author Stephanie Sammartino McPherson has collected numerous personal accounts of the event, including the knighted man who spent the rest of his life in seclusion because he was accused of dishonorable behavior in a lifeboat, the stewardess who survived two shipwrecks and a mid-ocean collision, and the New York Times executive who sent multiple reporters to meet the rescue ship, thus earning a national reputation for his newspaper. She also links the Titanic tragedy to changes in regulations worldwide. After a Senate Inquiry and a British trial attempted to assign blame for the disaster, new laws on ship safety were put in place. A group of nations also banded together to form an ice patrol, eventually leading to the formation of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Even the most avid Titanic fans will learn something new as McPherson brings the reader up to date on the politics and intrigue still surrounding the wreck—including what modern science can reveal about what really happened to the ship and who was at fault. Prepare to follow the never-ending story of the Titanic into its second century."
-Information from netGalley.

My Thoughts:
For as long as I can remember I have always been obsessed with the story of the Titanic. I've seen most of the movies and documentaries on this amazing ship and the stories. So to have seen this on Netgalley and been given the chance to read it. I was amazing for me. I learned things I did not know about the Titanic. Anyone who is a history buff on all things Titanic should pick this up in November. I loved it!! 

5/5 stars!! 

Happy Reading, Ashley  


  1. I too am a bit obsessed with stories of the Titanic. I have contacted Twenty First Century Books who informed me that they are not the publishers of this book and referred me to Lerner Publishing with whom I have confirmed to be the publisher. Twenty First Century Books asked that I notify any who may have this information incorrrect so they might make the necessary changes.

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  3. Thank you, for telling me the right publisher. The information I got was from Normally their right about that sort of thing. Anyways glad to meet another Titanic obsessed fan. I love learning more about the ship and the passengers. I actually own a cross necklace with coal from the ship in it. I got it at Titanic expedition at a museum.