For more than 100 years, people have been captivated by the disastrous sinking of the Titanic that claimed over 1,500 lives. Now young readers can find out why the great ship went down and how it was discovered seventy-five years later.
At 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, the Royal Mail Steamer Titanic, the largest passenger steamship of this time, met its catastrophic end after crashing into an iceberg. Of the 2,240 passengers and crew onboard, only 705 survived. More than 100 years later, today's readers will be intrigued by the mystery that surrounds this ship that was originally labeled "unsinkable."
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Stephanie Sabol is a native of the Jersey Shore and a graduate of Boston College. She currently resides in Hoboken, New Jersey.
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What Was the Titanic?
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Table of Contents
What Was the Titanic? 1
The Age of Steam 6
Building the Titanic 10
Fitting Out the Ship 19
Stuff and More Stuff 25
Life aboard the Ship 34
Abandon Ship! 57
The Lost 84
What If? 102
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