This collection of 17 remarkable maritime stories stretches from 1752 to 2005, across several countries, and features warships and merchantmen, steam and sail, the humble and the prestigious. Encompassing the major causes of maritime disaster Â? war, weather, navigation, human failings and technology Â? it highlights the themes and qualities that make maritime drama so compelling: and it dares to challenge the popular perception of the Titanic as the greatest shipwreck… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (September 04, 2012)

Collection: Conway

Page count: 408 pages

Language: English