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  1. Iceberg, Right Ahead!: The Tragedy of the Titanic
    Iceberg, Right Ahead!: The Tragedy of the Titanic
    Iceberg, Right Ahead!: The Tragedy of the Titanic
    Iceberg, Right Ahead!: The Tragedy of the Titanic
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  2. Iceberg, Right Ahead!: The Tragedy of the Titanic

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Approaching its one-hundredth anniversary in 2012, the 1912 tragedy of the sinking of theTitanic still looms large in the public imagination, as attested by numerous books, films, and exhibitions. Through a straightforward account of events both before and after the largest ship in the world hit an iceberg and sank, Stephanie McPherson examines why the Titanic continues to intrigue us.

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Iceberg Right Ahead! may be aimed mostly at children (specifically ages 8-12), but it is a wonderful addition to any Titanic buff's collection. Author Stephanie Sammartino McPherson follows the story of the creation of the great ship right through its most recent developments and what a journey it is! Illustrated beautifully throughout with photographs and recreations of drawings and paintings, the doomed liner is brought to life through detailed accounts of survivors and careful research. Ms. McPherson adds lots of facts about how debate has arisen over the exact way the Titanic sank, and she doesn't shy away from the less savory aspects and people (including how J. Bruce Ismay was derided for leaving the dying ship). I particularly enjoyed the stories of what happened to some of the survivors, including many of the officers.

There really isn't anything too terribly revealing or new in Iceberg Right Ahead! and yet it's incredibly absorbing. At just over 100 pages, it is... Read more
This book is fabulously done. It is definitely going on my shelf of favorites. Not only is the writing crisp and easy to read, but the whole design is beautifully done. The photographs, illustrations, and sidebars are placed so that they add to the overall design but don't interrupt the flow of the narrative. This is the sort of nonfiction that would work really well as a read-a-loud. One of the things I especially appreciated were the sidebars explaining some of the things we are still learning about the Titanic and why she went down. For example, on page 10, the author points out that ideas are changing about just what damage the iceberg did to the ship. From the beginning, it was assumed that the iceberg created a 300 foot long gash in the starboard side of the ship. But a new theory suggests that was not the case, instead the rivets gave way creating hundreds of small holes. The water pressure was so great that it forced water through these holes at a remarkably fast... Read more
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