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The Resource The last voyage of the Andrea Doria : the sinking of the world's most glamorous ship, Greg King and Penny Wilson

The last voyage of the Andrea Doria : the sinking of the world's most glamorous ship, Greg King and Penny Wilson

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The last voyage of the Andrea Doria : the sinking of the world's most glamorous ship
Title
The last voyage of the Andrea Doria
Title remainder
the sinking of the world's most glamorous ship
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Greg King and Penny Wilson
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 Titanic, this sinking played out in real time across radios and televisions, the first disaster of the modern age. Audiences witnessed it all: 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 era of ocean liner travel. Now, Greg King and Penny Wilson offer a fresh look at this glittering liner and her untimely end. 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 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 and new interviews with survivors, many of which have never been published before, The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria offers a fresh look at this legendary liner and her tragic fate, in this vibrant story of fatal errors, shattered lives, and the triumph of the human spirit"--
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1964-
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King, Greg
Dewey number
910.9163/46
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
G530.A244
LC item number
K56 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1966-
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Wilson, Penny
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  • Andrea Doria (Steamship)
  • Shipwrecks
  • Shipwreck victims
  • Shipwreck survival
  • Andrea Doria (Steamship)
  • Shipwrecks
  • North Atlantic Ocean
Label
The last voyage of the Andrea Doria : the sinking of the world's most glamorous ship, Greg King and Penny Wilson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1097579039
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
344 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9781250194534
Lccn
2019048696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1097579039
Label
The last voyage of the Andrea Doria : the sinking of the world's most glamorous ship, Greg King and Penny Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1097579039
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
344 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9781250194534
Lccn
2019048696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1097579039

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