What Was the Titanic?

What Was the Titanic?


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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."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780515157260
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Series: Penguin What Was... Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 28,539
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

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

Warnings 44

Iceberg! 52

Abandon Ship! 57

Rescue 77

The Lost 84

Discovery 89

What If? 102

Timelines 106

Bibliography 108

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What Was the Titanic? 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
2 things 1 WHO DOES NOT KNOW THE TITANIC.2 looooved the book even tho i read all titanic books and diffrent langueges, and yes i have