Tragedy at Sea: The Sinking of the Titanic

(5 reviews with an average rating of 4 out of 5)

Publisher: Barrington Stoke

Shortly before midnight on April 14th, 1912, the world’s most luxurious (and probably most famous) ship, the Titanic, hit an iceberg while crossing the Atlantic Ocean from Britain to America. Even today, more than a hundred years later, it’s the biggest shipping disaster ever and a story that, although most people have heard it, continues to fascinate.

How could a ship that was considered ‘unsinkable’ and designed to be the safest ship of its time, sink on its first trip? What went wrong? What would it have been like to be there? Or to read about the disaster in the media the next day?

The real-life story of Titanic is told here in an accessible narrative style and dyslexia friendly format. From the vision and inspiration behind the ship, to the feats of engineering it took to build her and the uniqueness of her design, David Long shows how the Titanic’s tale is extraordinary in more ways than just the one it’s most famous for, while the details of the voyage and the events that led to the disaster are presented in a way that will surely get readers thinking.

This is a brilliant and fascinating retelling, great for reluctant or struggling readers, but also for anyone who loves non-fiction and dramatic real-life events.

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