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Her Name, Titanic

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1998 McGraw Hill hardcover, full number line. ISBN: 9780070492806. Charles R. Pellegrino (Farewell, Titanic: Her Final Legacy).
An Evolutionary biologist and spacecraft consultant, who helped find the Titanic in 1987, takes a look at the sinking compared to the destruction of the Challenger space shuttle.
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Published October 1st 1999 by Bt Bound (first published 1988)
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Oct 03, 2015 Angie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story is more about those who found her and the ship involved than the Titanic herself. It was a very interesting and respectable look at the wreckage and the finding and the original thoughts that went into her find
Phil LeDuc
Jul 06, 2014 Phil LeDuc rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading "The Sleepwalkers" I needed a quick read before starting "Advise and Consent", and this was it. Be forewarned, it's not a straight recounting of the sinking of the Titanic - "A Night to Remember" is still the best of the bunch for that. This is partly stories/vignettes of the sinking and partly a recounting of the discovery of the sunken liner. Pellegrino was part of Robert Ballard's team and so there are extracts from his journals, interviews with Ballard and others, narrative cha ...more
This is another good read by the author of the wonderful GHOSTS OF THE 'TITANIC' (it looks as if this one came out before that one). Runs you through the sinking of the ship, some of the more awful and even some funny moments connected to the sinking, and what went into finding the wreckage 77 years later. Makes a very apt comparison to the events surrounding the 'Challenger' explosion. Pellegrino should know, because he dealt directly with both.
Michael Murdoch
Aug 03, 2012 Michael Murdoch rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Engagingly haunting - although broken into snippets and articles, the format does not distract from the history lover's yearnings. Moreover, Pellegrino leaves you with the greatest gift a writer can give, he leaves you wanting more.
Pellegrino is a very good author, although he does tend to involve himself in the story more than I'm comfortable with. Even so, I would recommend this to anyone interested in the Titanic, Bob Ballard, or both.
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Not what I expected. I wanted to learn more about the discovery of Titanic and not so much of the vessels that were used to find her wreckage. I did enjoy the parts that go back to 1912 though when people were on board.
Sean Chick
Jun 23, 2016 Sean Chick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It has its share of errors of analysis, but I liked the purple prose and Pellegrino's love of technology coupled with Titanic's constant reminders of technology's limitations. This is a passionate book.
Apr 28, 2010 Wsprag rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an awesome book! Great insights into that terrible night and the finding of the wreckage. I highly recommend to everyone.
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Charles Pellegrino is a scientist working in paleobiology, astronomy, and various other areas; a designer for projects including rockets and nuclear devices (non-military propulsion systems), composite construction materials, and magnetically levitated transportation systems; and a writer. He has been affiliated with Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand National Observatory, Brookhaven N ...more
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