[Epub] ➛ Titanic's Last Secrets: The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler ➜ Bradford Matsen – Writerscompany.co.uk

Titanic's Last Secrets: The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler An excellent book on the Titanic sinking and what actually caused it I would recommend this one. 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 live I ll just say this it all makes much sense now, why she sank Favorite quotes Chatterton believed there were three kinds of history what really happened what most people think happened and what people in power wanted future generations to think happened, which is 90 percent of the history in books In Times Square, 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 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 Hi My name is Sam 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 majority 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 interesting to read about even if it is virtually the same stor I was just going to skim this because I d seen a documentary on the topic, but the writing was so compelling that I read it all.NOTE If you re coming to this book looking for another Shadow Divers experience you will be disappointed This is a book predominantly about the construction of the White Star sister ships The Shadow Divers guys basically have a cameo appearance, with a Mir submersible dive at the beginning and a SCUBA dive in the last 10% of This one is fascinating and hard to put down every night Made me have to watch The Titanic again Very good so far.I recently saw the Titanic Exhibition in Las Vegas If you get a chance to see it now at the Luxor do so you won t be disappointed. 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 The Great Enduring Mystery Of History S Most Notorious Shipwreck Why Did Titanic Sink As Quickly As It Did To Answer The Question, Chatterton And Kohler Assemble A Team Of Experts To Explore Titanic, Study Its Engineering, And Dive To The Wreck Of Its Sister Ship, Brittanic, Where Titanic S Last Secrets May Be Revealed.Titanics 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 Men 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 The Great 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 Mystery. 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 or pushed so far from what really happened I have always been fascinated with all things Titanic The tragedy is monumental and to this day I struggle wrapping my heard around the sheer magnetism of the senseless loss of life I have read many books on the subject feeling almost as though I had put myself on the ship, trying to escape Titanic and hoping for another outcome when I seen this audio I knew I had to listen to it.What Brad Matsens research for this book covers is why the Titanic sunk so quickly, when in all rights it should have been fine to float until the rescue boats came instead, the time between the iceberg hitting the boat and the sinking of this great ship was two hours and forty minutes That s enough to give my chills This was a really 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 scuba.What this book does do very well is delve into the history of the Titanic It covers it from conception to sinking in a way What astounding information there is Such a tragedy that so many had to die and the cover ups there were to keep the true gulity from being prosecuted back then Wonderful book with information on the building and the structure of the titanic along with the he

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About the Author: Bradford Matsen

Brad Matsen has been writing about wonders of the sea for forty years He is the author of Jacques Cousteau The Sea King Descent The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 2006 the New York Times bestseller Titanic s Last Secrets Planet Ocean A Story of Life in the Sea and Dancing to the Fossil Record with artist Ray Troll the award winn