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Building the Titanic

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  37 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Everyone knows how the story of RMS Titanic ended, but few know how it began. Now, for the first time, that remarkable history has been traced back to its start-with the 1907 decision to build her in the first place. From there we go into the shipyard, where 4,000 tradesmen-joiners, fitters, electricians, plumbers, welders, riveters, and more-turned dreams into reality. Pr ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 by Carlton Books (first published November 3rd 2005)
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Mallory
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
Over the top decadence to be sure, but the obvious care that went into the design of this grandest of ships makes her short life even more tragic and adds another layer to an endlessly fascinating story. There were photos I hadn't seen before either, which at this point is rare for me!
Riley Gardner
Mar 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let me just say that I loved this book. The first two-thirds of it are fantastic and gives a lot detail about the physical construction of the Titanic, and I flipped about that. I learned more than I figured I would.

Then the last third gets kind of weird. While previously going into massive detail, the author chooses to gloss over things and hardly covers the sinking at all - fine considering this is a novel about the construction and nothing more, right? Eh. We don't get any reaction from the
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Daniel
Aug 17, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Takes you right back in time.
Matthew Barlow
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book.
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Rod Green is a children’s writer who has worked with many publishers, including Puffin and HarperCollins. With Templar, he has written books in the Mean Machines series.
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