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Desperate Hours The Epic Rescue of the Andrea Doria

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ISBN-10: 0471423521

ISBN-13: 9780471423522

Edition: 2001

Authors: Richard Goldstein

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"A stupendous feat of reportage. Goldstein has virtually put us into lifeboats and sent us hurtling into the North Atlantic on the night of July 25, 1956." -Ron Powers, coauthor of Flags of Our Fathers and author of Dangerous Water On a summer's night in 1956, in a fog off Nantucket, the world-renowned ocean liner Andrea Doria collided with another ship, the Stockholm. Eleven hours later it sank. But, in that brief time the Doria became, after the Titanic, the most storied vessel of the century, as 1,700 people were saved in an unforgettable rescue punctuated by countless acts of heroism amid confusion, terror, and even cowardice. Drawing on dozens of interviews that relate stories never…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 2/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Voyage
"Brace Yourself"
"A Floating Art Gallery"
"Take the Doria, You'll Never Forget It"
"A Picture of Scandinavian Efficiency"
"The Times Square of the Atlantic"
"Each Shall Alter Her Course to Starboard"
The Collision
"Why Doesn't He Whistle?"
"I Think We Hit an Iceberg"
"Don't Worry, There's Nothing Wrong"
"Need Immediate Assistance"
The Rescue
"This Is No Drill"
"How Many Lifeboats?"
"We Are Bending Too Much"
"Let's Pray to St. Ann"
"We Won't Leave You"
"Lady, You're Lucky to Be Alive"
"Light Up Everything, Quickly"
"You Have to Have Courage"
"Get Your Cameras"
"Bulletin ... Bulletin ... Bulletin"
"You May Go, I'm Staying"
"Seaworthiness Nil"
"That Thing's Going Down in Five Minutes"
"It Is Incomprehensible"
"How Good God Is to Me"
"Oh, What a Climax"
"It's My Baby"
"I Lost My Love for Italians"
"This Is a Jumbled Story"
The Questions
"The Passengers Were Highly Excitable"
"It Could Have Been a Patch of Fog"
"The Stability of the Ship Was Low"
"I Could Have Changed Course"
The Memories
"Why Did I Get Spared?"
"The Poor Man Was Destroyed"
The Shipwreck
"It's Got the Mystique"
Appendix
Sources
Index