All Stations! Distress!

All Stations! Distress!

April 15, 1912, the Day the Titanic Sank

Book - 2008/12/09
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Provides the captivating story of this amazing vessel, the people who built it, and its tragic demise during its maiden voyage across the Atlantic as told through first-hand accounts and detailed illustrations of the events as they happened.

McMillan Palgrave

THE "UNSINKABLE" MEETS THE UNTHINKABLE -- A gripping account of the ill-fated maiden voyage of the Titanic.

It took 4,000 men to build it, 23 tons of animal grease to slide it into the ocean, 100,000 people to wave bon voyage, but only one wrong move to tear the Titanic apart, sinking it into the pages of history. On a cold moonless night in April of 1912, 2,000 passengers--both the uber-rich enjoying a luxury cruise and the dirt-poor hoping to find a new life in America--struggled to survive. Only 700 succeeded. Lifeboats were launched half-full; women were forced to leave their husbands and sons behind; and even those who made it out alive were forever haunted, constantly wondering "why me?" Told through captivating prose and chilling first-hand accounts, Don Brown take the pieces of the broken Titanic and gives it such a vivid shape that you'd swear you've never heard the story before.



Baker
& Taylor

Presents the story of the Titanic, describing the people who built it and its tragic demise during its maiden voyage across the Atlantic, as told through first-hand accounts and detailed illustrations of the events as they happened.

Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2008/12/09
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781596432222
1596432225
Branch Call Number: J 910.452 BRO
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged)

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ChristchurchLib Apr 23, 2013

"All Stations! Distress! is an excellent choice for readers looking for a general history of the Titanic. Author Don Brown combines absorbing and accessible prose with expressive watercolour illustrations to tell the ship's tragic story. Often including first-hand accounts, Brown discusses the Titanic's design and supposed indestructibility, the likely reasons for its crash, and the horrific events that followed as 2,224 passengers and crew members attempted to escape the sinking ship." April 2013 Kids' Books newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=627240

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