The history itself was uite interesting but I have to chalk this one up to misplaced expectations Shadow Divers was one of my favorite books ever largely in part due to the long and detailed explanations of the dangers faced by "the divers as they explored the mysterious U boat Chatterton and Kohler are only a minor presence "divers as they explored the mysterious U boat Chatterton and Kohler are only a minor presence this book with the meat of the text iven over to an undeniably fascinating account I ll just say this it all makes much sense now why she sank Favorite uotes Chatterton believed there were three kinds of history what really happened what most people THINK HAPPENED AND WHAT PEOPLE IN POWER WANTED FUTURE happened and what people in power wanted future to think happened which is 90 percent of the history in books In Times Suare another mob shuffled around all night waiting for handwritten bulletins from the newspapers on the fate of Titanic Most of them knew no one on the unlucky ship They were there because they sensed a primitive disturbance in the rhythms of life that allowed one day to follow another The disappearance of a Innocent Sins (Harlequin Presents, gigantic unsinkable ocean liner and hundreds of innocent people threatened their belief that the world was essentially an orderly place They had heard of the Johnstown flood that killed than two thousand and countless horrible war stories but somehow this was worse In the few short hours since the news broke Titanic had captured the imaginations of millions of people who were both fascinated and terrified by so outrageous a turn of fate It s hard to make the dramatic true story of the TITANIC boring but in this book Matsen comes surprisingly close The biggest problem though is that the arc of the divers theories and discoveries about what really happened in April 1912 ultimately doesn t make sense It s not that the arc is illogical or poorly reasoned It s that you can t tell whether it is This is because the descriptions of the various theories about the wreck and the relative importance they carry are obscured and confusing Less background about the personal lives of the shipyard owners or the preparations for the inuests into the sinking would have shone and brighter light on the purported subject 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 thereat enduring mystery of history's most notorious shipwreck Why did Titanic sink as uickly as it didTo answer the uestion Chatterton and Kohler assemble a team of experts to explore Titanic study its engineering and dive to.
Bradford Matsen ☆ 9 charactersTy of the book is not about Chatterton and Kohler s expeditions to Titanic or their findings It s primarily about the people who built the Titanic the ship shipyard and of course the sinking and its legal and financial aftermath Which is always the ship shipyard and of course the sinking and its legal and financial aftermath Which is always to read about even if it is virtually the same story in every book The theories and findings of Chatterton Kohler and their crew make up only about 13 maybe 14 of the bookand in the end their findings are backed up by surveying the sunken younger sister ship Britannic because they were unable to dive on Titanic again I understand the logic of thinking that changes dive on Titanic again I understand the logic of thinking that changes a subseuent identical ship would signify the builders knowing what the faults of Titanic were to cause her to sink but in a way I find the findings somewhat suspect because they ve never been verified by diving on Titanic again or by confirmation or documentation from the builder Though I realize how the latter might have a liability issue there Anyway the book was well written and interesting but not exactly what I was expecting This one is fascinating and hard to put down every night Made me have to watch The Titanic again Very Only a Whisper good so farI recently saw the Titanic Exhibition in Las Vegas If youet a chance to see it now at the Luxor do so you won t be disappointed In August of 2005 93 years after Titanic had sunk and become the worlds biggest ship disaster a discovery about the ship is revealed A team that had been diving found previously undiscovered wreckage of the ship that led to the conclusion that Titanic s bow had not rose up in the air as the famous movie scene dictated but instead had broken in half while the ship was horizontal How is it that all these years later that this could be true With all the eye witnesses from the life boats how was this one fact told incorrectly What astounding information there is Such a tragedy that so many had to die and the cover ups there were to keep the true Copper Lake Secrets gulity from being prosecuted back then Wonderful book with information on the building and the structure of the titanic along with the hearings and cover ups that were found so many years late. En who built her covered up her flaws when disaster struck If Titanic had remained afloat for just two hours longer than she did than two thousand people would have lived instead of died and the myth of thereat ship would be one of rescue instead of tragedy Titanic's Last Secrets is the never before told story of the Ship of Dreams a contemporary adventure that solves a historical myster. .
F the book see above what happened etcAs it is there is a mish mash of theory pasted over a flimsy framework of dramatic discovery and in the end no clarity in my mind about *What We Can Now Conclude From All *we can now conclude from all rehashing Too bad I was just oing to skim this because I d seen a documentary on the topic but the writing was so compelling that I read it allNOTE If you re coming to this book looking for another Shadow Divers experience you will be disappointed This Is A Book Predominantly a book predominantly the construction of the White Star sister ships The Shadow Divers uys basically have a cameo appearance with a Mir submersible dive at the beginning and a SCUBA dive in the last 10% of the book to verify the theory they arrived at with data from the Mir dive This was a really Men Are Like Waffles--Women Are Like Spaghetti Devotional Study Guide good book but if you re interested in something akin to Shadow Divers you may be disappointed There were maybe 4 dives described in the entire book and 2 were by sub not scubaWhat this book does do very well is delve into the history of the Titanic It covers it from conception to sinking in a way that other Titanic books haven t done I thought it was areat read full of interesting Titanic information especially about the builders but was not a diving book like Shadow Divers An excellent book "on the Titanic sinking and what actually caused it I would recommend this one Hi My name is " the Titanic sinking and what actually caused it I would recommend this one Hi My name is and I am a Titaniac This is ironic because I am terrified of large bodies of water really anything bigger than a swimming pool and I am a cruising addict though I maintain a ridiculous distance from the railings pretty much relegating myself to bars and buffet lines but I digress I am absolutely fascinated by the Titanic disaster This book had the added appeal of being touted as the further adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler scuba explorers from one of my favorite television shows Deep Sea Detectives and the book Shadow Divers the story of WWII U boat 869 I even splurged and bought it in hardcover because I couldn t stand to wait until it came out in paperback and our library didn t have it All of that being said it was only eh The majori. The wreck of its sister ship Brittanic where Titanic's last secrets may be revealedTitanic 's Last Secrets is a rollercoaster ride through the shipbuilding history the transatlantic luxury liner business and shipwreck forensics Chatterton and Kohler weave their way through a labyrinth of clues to discover that Titanic was not the strong heroic ship the world thought she was and that the