Farewell, Titanic: Her Final Legacy
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Farewell, Titanic: Her Final Legacy

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On the 100th anniversary of the "Titanic"'s sinking, a prominent "Titanic" researcher offers a final chance to see the ship before it disappears foreverThe "Titanic" was the biggest, most luxurious passenger ship the world had ever seen; the ads proclaimed it to be unsinkable. When it sank in April 1912 after hitting an iceberg, killing more than 1,500 people, the world wa...more
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Published January 20th 2012 by John Wiley & Sons (first published January 18th 2012)
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J.W. Nicklaus
Nothing that teaches us about history is irrelevant. Nothing is irrelevant that instructs us regarding hubris. Posterity, when heeded, can illuminate far more than just the past—its brilliance can cast a meaningful glow into our future. Farewell, Titanic - Her Final Legacy should not be taken as just another book about a tragic ship or her history—author Charles Pellegrino has provided a wider scope of history, a template of humanity held against the context of Titanic's story.

Perhaps the most i...more
Mr. Titanic
An essential facet of this immortal story. "Farewell, Titanic" - the third and final book in Charles Pellegrino's Titanic trilogy proves to be a captivating tribute to honor the centennial of the legendary lost liner's sinking. Offering a unique personal account, this book covers his involvement with the James Cameron era of Titanic exploration, the most spellbinding, methodical and enlightening series of expeditions to probe deeper into the remains of the fabled vessel than ever. The author's g...more
Susan Paxton
As usual, Pellegrino's insights are valuable. In this book he answers some of his persistant critics by carefully footnoting his sources. A few minor irritants: a diagram of the ship to show the gradual flooding and location of structural failures would have been useful, there is at least one typo of the parenthentical comment attached to the wrong line variety, and Pellegrino needs to have someone proofread him to eliminate bonehead errors like referring to the "Countess Rothe" instead of the "...more
Kim Opitz
YES, Virginia, the Titanic really happened. No, Virginia, Leonardo's and Kate's characters did not. For the rest of us..... there is this book.
Can anyone say obsessed? I mean me -- although Mr. Pellegrino probably admittedly qualifies as well!

This book was fascinating. Charles Pellegrino has been studying the Titanic wreck for years, and is on the team of advisors for James Cameron's movie as well as his expedition dives -- all 13 of them!

Pellegrino also was friends with Walter Lord, who wrote the 1955 classic "A Night To Remember" based on all eye witness accounts of the sinking. This I now have downloaded on my Kindle and plan on r...more
Victoria Shepherd
Lots of detailed, fascinating research but this book is unfocused. Chaotic jumping back and forth through time, amd the author seems very unfocused. The bulk of the book does focus on the Titanic, but veers into biography, amd meanders into analogies to 9/11, Vesuvius, and the Cold War. This book would have greatly benefited from a firm editor's hand. Disappointing, given that there is enough fascinating insight into Titanic in this book to render everything else distracting. Would have been nic...more
Good technical information, but not a lot that I didn't know about. I'd have liked a few more hard and fast answers of why the iceberg won out, the causes of the sinking seem indirectly discussed at times or were just not clear enough for me I guess!
Jessica Stoller
Really enjoyed this book. Gives the best picture of what really happened that I have ever read. A little bit of technical writing thrown in here and there, but didn't put me off at all.
Matt Astin
Contained some new information that I, an amateur Titanic historian, did not know. Good combination of the scientific and humanistic aspects of the Titanic then and now.
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