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Alive On The Andrea Doria

Author : Pierette Domenica Simpson
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Genre : Transportation
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A breathtaking minute-by-minute account of the most catastrophic tragedy-at-sea since the sinking of the Titanic—told by a survivor. More than one half-century later, the catastrophic ramming of the MS Stockholm into the Italian luxury liner, the SS Andrea Doria in 1956, is relived in this candid, heartrending account. Author Pierette Domenica Simpson, who, with her grandparents, survived the tragedy off the shoals of Nantucket, shares the human and technical aspects of what has become known as the greatest sea rescue in history. As only an eyewitness can do, Simpson shares the survivors’ harrowing recollections that meticulously recreate the terrifying and heart-wrenching tragedy that united poor immigrants and wealthy travelers alike. They give their accounts of ultimate despair and infinite elation after staring at their own reflections in the black ocean that night and seeing death stare back. Equally dramatic are the revelations of new facts exposed by nautical experts from two continents that finally solve the mystery of who was to blame for this most improbable collision between two random ships on the open Atlantic.

Alive On The Andrea Doria

Author : Pierette Domenica Simpson
ISBN : 9781600374609
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One half-century later, the catastrophic ramming of the MS Stockholm into the Italian luxury liner the SS Andrea Doria in 1956 is relived in this candid, heartrending account. Author Pierette Domenica Simpson, who, with her grandparents, survived the tragedy off the shoals of Nantucket, shares the human and technical aspects of what has become known as the greatest sea rescue in history. As only an eyewitness can do, the author presents survivors' recollections in dramatic vignettes that meticulously re-create a horrific event-one that could have been another Titanic. Both poor immigrants and wealthy travelers give their accounts of ultimate despair and infinite elation after staring at their own reflections in the black ocean that night and seeing death stare back. Equally dramatic are the revelations of new facts exposed by nautical experts from two continents facts that solve the "mystery" of who was to blame for this most improbable collision between two ships on the open seas.

The Last Voyage Of The Andrea Doria

Author : Greg King
ISBN : 9781250194558
Genre : History
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In the tradition of Erik Larson's Dead Wake comes The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria, about the sinking of the glamorous Italian ocean liner, including never-before-seen photos of the wreck today. In 1956, a stunned world watched as the famous Italian ocean liner Andrea Doria sank after being struck by a Swedish vessel off the coast of Nantucket. Unlike the tragedy of the Titanic, this sinking played out in real time across radios and televisions, the first disaster of the modern age. Audiences witnessed everything that ensued after the unthinkable collision of two modern vessels equipped with radar: perilous hours of uncertainty; the heroic rescue of passengers; and the final gasp as the pride of the Italian fleet slipped beneath the Atlantic, taking some fifty lives with her. Her loss signaled the end of the golden age of ocean liner travel. Now, Greg King and Penny Wilson offer a fresh look at this legendary liner and her tragic fate. Andrea Doria represented the romance of travel, the possibility of new lives in the new world, and the glamour of 1950s art, culture, and life. Set against a glorious backdrop of celebrity and La Dolce Vita, Andrea Doria's last voyage comes vividly to life in a narrative tightly focused on her passengers – Cary Grant's wife; Philadelphia's flamboyant mayor; the heiress to the Marshall Field fortune; and many brave Italian emigrants – who found themselves plunged into a desperate struggle to survive. The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria follows the effect this trauma had on their lives, and brings the story up-to-date with the latest expeditions to the wreck. Drawing on in-depth research, interviews with survivors, and never-before-seen photos of the wreck as it is today, The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria is a vibrant story of fatal errors, shattered lives, and the triumph of the human spirit.

I Was Shipwrecked On The Andrea Doria The Titanic Of The 1950s

Author : Pierette Domenica Simpson
ISBN : 0985077603
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Book Description Who will survive the most catastrophic collision ever between two ocean liners? On July 25, 1956, after nine days of blissful travel, passengers on the Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria are hurled into a struggle for survival. As the murky fog lifts on the black Atlantic, the sea becomes a mirror in which passengers stare at death in the face. Their destinies are literally suspended on a rope and in the hands of their fellow passengers and crew. Don t jump! we heard the crewman beg from above. Wait your turn for the rope! Everybody, wait your turn! Written by a survivor of the catastrophic Andrea Doria-Stockholm collision, the novel is an up close and personal anatomy of a shipwreck on the Atlantic Ocean on July 25, 1956. Life on board the safest and most beautiful passenger liner after World War II opens new portholes to the world for passengers of every age and background. We meet nine-year-old Piera (the author), shy and overly protected, immigrating to the New World with her grandparents where she will finally meet her mother. The reader then travels First Class, where Daniel, a sixteen-year-old would-be naval architect is doing an internship with the help of his father. There is also a mysterious and fearful elderly passenger on board. Through him, all the characters intersect at the finale, in a most miraculous way. The voyage itself sets the foundation for surviving insurmountable odds during the collision and rescue operations. Premonitions, excerpts from Moby Dick, discussions on the Titanic, and a terrible sea storm, prepare the reader for the inevitable. Ultimately, the story is that of the greatest sea rescue in history . This story could only be told through the sensibilities of a survivor. It s so compelling that it could be made into a movie. Yet, Ms. Simpson took measures to preserve scientific, engineering, and historical accuracy. William H. Garzke, Jr. Chairman of the Marine Forensics Committee, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Simpson s telling is a well-paced account of the ship s decline and the families the catastrophe affected. Her female perspective helps mold a heartily compelling tale...A pleasant voyage for anyone seeking a personal history of the ocean liner. Kirkus Reviews Ms. Simpson became the first shipwreck survivor to give a complete human and scientific account of her own shipwreck with her book, Alive the Andrea Doria! The Greatest Sea Rescued in History. The author is a member of the national marine forensics committee of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. The chairman of marine forensics endorsed her first publication for shipwreck research. Ms. Simpson frequently speaks about shipwreck survival to local and international groups and the media. For more information on Pierette Simpson and Alive on the Andrea Doria! The Greatest Sea Rescue in History: www.pierettesimpson.com. For watching and reading the author s media interviews: http: //www.pierettesimpson.com/press/ and http: //www.pierettesimpson.com/press/costa-concordia/

Life At Sea

Author : Monique Layton
ISBN : 9781525500930
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In Life at Sea, anthropologist Monique Layton draws on her experiences on modern cruise ships to examine the evolution of sailing from the Age of Exploration to the Age of Tourism. Using historical records and the reports of people who once went to sea through necessity, curiosity, or adventure, she shows the common events that have shaped their voyages and the ingenuity, courage, and determination that characterize mankind's connection with the all-surrounding sea. The book's topics range from the dependence on the wind and manpower through the invention of devices to determine location at sea to modern maritime technology, from the devastation of scurvy and starvation on early ships of exploration and trade to the luxuries of omnipresent food, on-board medical treatment, and professional entertainment available on behemoth cruise ships. The book also delves into the deeper meaning of seafarers' rituals and their harsh lives with severe discipline and few rewards. These aspects along with the horrors of the slave trade and naval warfare, the harrowing crossings of emigrants and convicts, the ambiguities of piracy, and economics of global trade all show the contradictory elements that have consistently shaped travel by sea....

Picture History Of The Andrea Doria

Author : William H., Jr. Miller
ISBN : 9780486136547
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Scores of rare photographs recall one of the most luxuriously outfitted ships of the 20th century. 183 black-and-white photographs show views of lounges and staterooms, shots of the ship in port, more.

Sea Wolves Of The Mediterranean

Author : Hamilton Currey
ISBN : 9781531280314
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There is, in the deeds of men of action, an interest which is never aroused by those persons of brains and capacity by whom the world is really ruled. The statesman in his cabinet is the god within the machine; it is he who directs the acts of nations, it is he who moves the fleets and armies as if they were pieces on the chess-board; to him, as a rule, is the man of action subordinate, obeying his behests. Rule and governance are his, power both in the abstract and the concrete. Seldom in the history of the world do we come across the men who are at one and the same time statesmen and soldiers, who, taking their destiny in their own hands, work it out to the appointed end thereof. But, as we stray in the by-paths of history, we meet with some who, in their day, have influenced not only the age in which they lived themselves, but also the destinies of generations yet unborn. It would seem incredible that mere pirates, such as the Muslim corsairs of the Mediterranean, could be included in this category, and yet, as their story is unfolded, we shall see how the Sea-wolves rose from the humblest beginnings to trouble the peace of Europe, to found for themselves dynasties which endured.

Contemporaries Of Erasmus

Author : Peter G. Bietenholz
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Offers biographical information about the more than 1900 people mentioned in the correspondence and works of Erasmus who died after 1450 and were thus approximately his contemporaries.

Massachusetts Disasters

Author : Larry Pletcher
ISBN : 9781493028771
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Facing Unimaginable Events With Courage It's only human to be fascinated by disasters--and uplifted by reports of survival in the face of overwhelming circumstances. This book takes you back to Massachusetts' most catastrophic events, vividly re-creating the moments that changed the state forever. The twenty-five true stories presented here are a chilling reminder to expect the unexpected. From the 1874 Mill River flood and wreck of the City of Columbus, in 1884, to the Cocoanut Grove fire, in 1942, and the Amtrak derailment of 1990, Massachusetts has been the site of some of the nation's most dramatic moments. Each account in this book reveals not only the circumstances surrounding the disaster and the magnitude of the devastation, but also the courage and ingenuity displayed by those who survived and the heroism of those who helped others, often risking their own lives in rescue efforts.

The 50 Greatest Shipwrecks

Author : Richard Jones
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When you think of a shipwreck, what image springs to mind? A tall sailing ship on the rocks, or perhaps the sinking Titanic surrounded by lifeboats? Historian Richard M. Jones has put together 50 stories of lost ships throughout history that are among the most important, infamous and in some cases tragic ships in the whole of history. When did two liners collide and lead to one of the greatest rescues in history? How did a Scotsman become an American hero against his own country? Which warship sank with gold bullion on board during the Second World War? This book tells the story of these fascinating cases plus many more, explores the largest shipwrecks, the treasure wrecks and the ones that are talked about still as the most famous. Starting at the tiny island of Alderney in 1592, we take a journey through history, through the First and Second World Wars, into the age of the passenger ferry and finally to the modern day migrant issues in the Mediterranean Sea. Never before have these fifty wrecks come together in a book that really brings home to the reader just how many lost vessels there are, how deadly many can be and what this teaches us today about our own history.

Flag Of The Prophet

Author : E. Hamilton Currey
ISBN : 9781934757550
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You know about the fleets of Britain, France, Spain, and America; but did you know that some of the most formidable naval forces in history were not European at all? As the 16th Century opened, the moors had been driven out of Spain and cast onto the barren shores of north Africa. Driven by a combination of greed, desperation, and religious fanaticism, they took to the seas and formed themselves into fleets of pirates. These, however, were not the free-lance murdering marauders of a later age These were well-organized, well-led, well-disciplined, nautical shock troops. For almost 100 years they menaced the Mediterranean at will. When booty was scarce at sea, they simply went ashore and took what they wanted: gold, silver, jewels and, most of all, people as slaves. From 1492 to 1580 they defied Charles V, Philip II, 13 consecutive Popes, and the best soldiers and sailors that Spain, Venice, Genoa, Catalonia and France could throw against them. This then is the story of the era known as The Grand Period of the Muslim Corsairs. More specifically, it is the story of three leaders: Kheyr-ed-Din Barbarossa, Dragut Reis, and Ali Basha. It goes without saying that they were each stained with the blood of a thousand crimes and acts of cruelty. Nevertheless, in each, there was a spark of genius that helped shape the course of history."

Setting The Hook

Author : Peter M. Hunt
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The 1956 collision of the Andrea Doria and the Stockholm triggered a night of sheer terror for the Andrea Doria's 1,134 passengers and set in motion one of history's most dramatic rescues at sea. From the moment the Andrea Doria settled on the sea floor in 240 feet of water, skilled amateur divers have risked their lives to simply touch her broken hull. In 1981, wealthy adventurer Peter Gimbel enlisted the aid of commercial salvage divers to torch open the Andrea Doria's Foyer Deck doors in search of treasure and answers. The unprecedented access to deep within the sunken ship's interior enticed growing numbers of sport divers to explore the wreck in increasingly daring quests for a piece of the “Mt. Everest of wreck diving.” Not all returned alive.Peter Hunt crewed on five Andrea Doria diving expeditions during the early 1980s aboard Steve Bielenda's legendary research vessel Wahoo before becoming a Navy carrier pilot and settling in Washington State. Nearly twenty years after first exploring the Andrea Doria - and following twelve months of arduous Pacific Northwest dive training in the newest equipment and techniques - Hunt hugged his wife and children goodbye and returned to New York to dive the Andrea Doria once again. The experience transformed him forever.Setting the Hook explores the Andrea Doria and extreme diving through an introspective odyssey of memory and history back to the dangerous underwater world of northeast shipwrecks. Extreme adventure, thirty years of technical diving, and enduring friendships merge in a personal tale of learning to accept life's oldest challenge.

Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Andrea Doria

Author : Gary Gentile
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The Rough Guide To Italy

Author : Celia Woolfrey
ISBN : 9781409325406
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The Rough Guide to Italy is the ultimate handbook to one of Europe's most appealing countries. You'll find all the detailed information you need from vaporetto routes in Venice to hole-in-the-wall pizza joints in Naples or the best spot to watch the sunset on the Amalfi coast. From the top draws of Rome and Florence to hidden corners of Friuli or Liguria, this guide will help you make the most of your trip to Italy. Be inspired to go diving in Sardinia, climbing on Mount Etna, windsurfing on Lake Garda or trekking in the Alps or to lie on beaches in Puglia, wine taste in Piemonte or explore ruins in Sicily. Clear detailed listings sections will lead you to great accommodation from swish boutique hotels and quirky B&Bs to idyllic agriturismos and slick city apartments as well as to atmospheric osterie, gourmet restaurants and melt-in-your-mouth ice cream. A full colour introduction helps you plan your trip while readable accounts of Italy's history, art and groundbreaking film industry will help you get the most from your trip. Full colour and with crystal clear maps, The Rough Guide to Italy is your essential travel companion. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Italy. Now available in ePub format.

Life

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

Setting The Hook A Diver S Return To The Andrea Doria

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The 1956 collision of the Andrea Doria and the Stockholm triggered a night of sheer terror for the Andrea Doria's 1,706 passengers and crew and set in motion one of history's most dramatic rescues at sea.From the moment the Andrea Doria settled on the sea floor in 240 feet of water, skilled sport divers have risked their lives to simply touch the "Mount Everest of wreck diving." Not all returned alive.Peter Hunt crewed on five Andrea Doria expeditions during the early 1980s before becoming a Navy pilot and settling in Washington State. Nearly twenty years after first exploring the Andrea Doria - and following twelve months of training in the sport's amazing advances in equipment and techniques - Hunt hugged his wife and children goodbye and returned to New York to dive the Andrea Doria once again. The experience transformed him forever.Setting the Hook explores the Andrea Doria through an introspective odyssey of memory, heart-pounding adventure, and history as thirty years of extreme diving and enduring friendships merge in a personal tale of learning to accept life's oldest challenge.Review Excerpts:A deep-sea diver explores shipwrecks and his own character in this gripping scuba memoir...Hunt's taut scenes and meticulous prose will have readers holding their breath, but his saga probes hidden depths as well. -Kirkus Reviews...fascinating read of true adventure, very much recommended. -The Midwest Book Review"Setting the Hook" is excellently written, well structured, and superbly proofed...fully delivered on the diving, adventure and technical fronts, but it was the human angle of the author's very personal journey that elevates this much recommended book. -C. H. Blickenstorfer, scubadiverinfo.com...a book truly meant for everyone...heartfelt and inspiring story of diving, the fragility of life, and a reflection on our humanity. -Dive News Network Media Group, publishers of five regional print and electronic magazinesPeter Hunt's engaging memoir...offers a thoughtful perspective of America's wreck diving scene. -Simon Rogerson, British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) SCUBA Magazine...a story of camaraderie, conflict, drama, success and failure in early technical diving, and also one man's personal struggle...thought-provoking...highly recommended. -Jesper Kj©ıller, DYK0́3The Scandinavian Dive Magazines...the story of a wreck diving pioneer and the personal story of a man...Setting the Hook is a great read...well written...a great diving book, but an even better people book. -Charles George, Wreck Diving MagazineA "Must Pack" book for your next dive vacation... -Sport Diver Magazine

Don Quixote De La Mancha Vol I

Author : M. Cervantes
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pomona Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The History Of The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote Of La Mancha

Author : Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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The History Of The Renowned Don Quixote De La Mancha

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