|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 61) and index.
|aSetting the scene a new kind of ship -- The crown of civilization -- Iceberg right ahead -- And the band played on -- A world shaken -- Map of the events: what happened where? -- The story continues -- Diving deep -- Influential individuals -- Timeline -- Living history.
Learn about the events that made America what she is today.On April 10, 1912, the massive ocean liner Titanic set off on its maiden voyage, from England to New York City. Five days later, the incredible ship was its way to the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. This title covers the history of this legendary ship, from its planning and construction to its tragic sinking. It also details the worldwide reaction to the disaster and the lasting influence the Titanic has had on our culture.