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  • Titanicby Roger Cartwright; June Cartwright

    The History Press 2011; US$ 7.28

    On 15 April 2012, 100 years will have passed since the Royal Mail Steamer Titanic hit an iceberg and foundered in the North Atlantic with the loss of 1,503 lives. Had the disaster not occurred, what is now the best-known ship in the world would have lost the title of the largest liner within just two years. She was certainly not the fastest passenger... more...

  • The Loss of the Titanicby Lawrence Beesley

    The Floating Press 1912; US$ 5.99

    Learn more about the disaster that befell the Titanic and caused the untimely deaths of 1,517 passengers in this gripping first-hand account from survivor Lawrence Beesley. Originally published a mere nine weeks after one of the most profound maritime disasters in human history, The Loss of the Titanic shed new light on the tragedy and leveled troubling... more...

  • The Pirates' Who's Whoby Philip Gosse

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Can't get enough of high-seas adventure? Dip into this fascinating biographical record of some of the most scandalous scallywags history has ever known. This exhaustively researched volume provides details about the hard-lived lives -- and ignominious deaths -- of the most infamous pirates. more...

  • Faszination Titanicby Manuel Grandegger

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 38.51

    "Es herrschte Frieden und die Welt war mit sich im Einklang. Mir scheint, als wäre die bevorstehende Katastrophe das Ereignis gewesen, durch das die Welt nicht nur langsam zu sich kam, sondern das sie mit einem Schlag wach rüttelte. Meiner Meinung nach war der 15. April 1912 die Geburtsstunde der modernen Welt!" (Jack Thayer, Überlebender des "Titanic"-Unglückes).... more...

  • Titanicby John Welshman

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    In his famous book A Night to Remember, historian Walter Lord described the sinking of the Titanic as 'the last night of a small town'. Now, a hundred years after her sinking, John Welshman reconstructs the fascinating individual histories of twelve of the inhabitants of this tragically short-lived floating town.They include members of the... more...

  • Schatzfinderby Hermann Scherer

    Campus Verlag 2013; US$ 19.66

    Vielleicht sind Sie viel besser, als Sie denken. Vielleicht schlummern ungeahnte Schätze und Talente in Ihnen. Vielleicht sollten Sie einfach mal dieses Buch lesen, um es herauszufinden. Hermann Scherer zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie sich aus festgefahrenen Strukturen lösen und mehr aus Ihrem Leben machen. Es ist ganz einfach: Seien Sie anders als der Durchschnitt.... more...

  • Katastrophen in der Antikeby Holger Sonnabend

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 18.50

    Erdbeben, Vulkanausbrüche, Hungerkatastrophen oder Seuchen - das Leben in der Antike war geprägt von verheerenden Katastrophen jeglicher Art. Diese stellten schon damals existentielle Bedrohungen dar und wurden von den Menschen oft als Strafe der Götter verstanden. Holger Sonnabend liefert mit seinem Buch ein detailliertes Katastrophen-Kompendium mit... more...

  • In the Heart of the Seaby Nathaniel Philbrick

    Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 16.00

    Soon to be a major motion picture starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Wishaw, and Brendan Gleeson, and directed by Ron Howard. The ordeal of the whaleship Essex was an event as mythic in the nineteenth century as the sinking of the Titanic was in the twentieth. In 1819, the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific with twenty crew... more...

  • Near Death on the High Seasby Cecil Kuhne

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95

    ?The wind was blowing at hurricane strength-sixty-five knots and over-and increasing in the gusts to eighty knots. His boat was surfing on waves as high as a sixty-foot, six-storey building. . .Each wave that struck choked and froze him, the icy water working its way down inside his survival suit.? ?from Close to the Wind by Pete Goss In Near... more...

  • Titanic's Last Secretsby Brad Matsen

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99

    After rewriting history with their discovery of a Nazi U-boat off the coast of New Jersey, legendary divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler decided to investigate the great enduring mystery of history's most notorious shipwreck: Why did Titanic sink as quickly as it did? To answer the question, Chatterton and Kohler assemble a team of experts to... more...