Titanic: History in an Hour : History in an Hour

  • by Sinead Fitzgibbon
  • Narrated by Jonathan Keeble
  • Series: History in an Hour
  • 1 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.
The sinking of the Titanic 100 years ago in 1912, and the subsequent deaths of over 1,500 passengers, sent shock waves around the world. Never before or since has a maritime disaster in a time of peace had such an impact.
Titanic: History in an Hour is an entertaining and well researched account of the events leading up to the sinking of this 'unsinkable' ship, providing an fascinating commentary on the pressures of the White Star Line, the importance of class to Titanic's unfortunate passengers and the legacy of the disaster in Britain and America.
Titanic: History in an Hour is a gripping and accessible account.

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What the Critics Say

"If the past is a foreign country, History in an Hour is like a high-class tour operator, offering delightfully enjoyable short breaks in the rich and diverse continent of our shared past" (Dominic Sandbrook)
"The practice of History is ever-evolving, and the History In An Hour idea brings it back up to date for the digital age" (Andrew Roberts, Bookseller)
"This is genius" (MacWorld.com)

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Customer Reviews

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what about the out of control fire below ?

what about the raging out of control fire below since it set sail from Southampton? this warped many of the structure.
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- Amazon Customer

Enjoyable read...

Informative, passionate and well put together, with thought to the thousands effected by the tragedy.

Very good read and one easily repeated whilst short listening time to spare.
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- Craig

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-04-2013
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited