Nella notte tra il 14 e il 15 aprile 1912 il Titanic, la più grande e lussuosa nave da crociera mai costruita fino ad allora, si inabissò tra i flutti del mare del Nord Atlantico dopo una collisione con un iceberg. Questo drammatico evento che causò la morte più di 1.500 persone segnò un vero spartiacque nella storia moderna, tanto che in breve divenne il simbolo di un'epoca che ormai volgeva al tramonto. Oggi, a cento anni esatti da quegli avvenimenti drammatici, la storia del Titanic e della cieca arroganza degli uomini hanno ancora molto da insegnarci. Quest'opera, oltre a ricostruire passo per passo tutta la storia del Titanic, presenta in appendice i documenti originali dei report delle due commissioni d'inchiesta, quella statunitense e quella britannica, che indagarono su questa immane sciagura.
A Night to Remember
Author: Walter Lord
Publisher: Open Road Media
#1 New York Times Bestseller: The definitive account of the sinking of the Titanic, based on interviews with survivors. At first, no one but the lookout recognized the sound. Passengers described it as the impact of a heavy wave, a scraping noise, or the tearing of a long calico strip. In fact, it was the sound of the world’s most famous ocean liner striking an iceberg, and it served as the death knell for 1,500 souls. In the next two hours and forty minutes, the maiden voyage of the Titanic became one of history’s worst maritime accidents. As the ship’s deck slipped closer to the icy waterline, women pleaded with their husbands to join them on lifeboats. Men changed into their evening clothes to meet death with dignity. And in steerage, hundreds fought bitterly against certain death. At 2:15 a.m. the ship’s band played “Autumn.” Five minutes later, the Titanic was gone. Based on interviews with sixty-three survivors, Lord’s moment-by-moment account is among the finest books written about one of the twentieth century’s bleakest nights.
Author: Walter Lord
Quello di Walter Lord è il resoconto più fedele e toccante del più grande disastro marittimo del Novecento. A Titanic. La vera storia fanno infatti riferimento tutte le ricostruzioni anche cinematografiche - dal film di Kenneth More Titanic, latitudine 41 nord del 1958, al colossal pluripremiato di James Cameron del 1997 - che rievocano la notte del 14 aprile 1912, e le interminabili ore trascorse tra l'urto contro l'iceberg, alle 23,40, e la mattina seguente, quando i superstiti vennero soccorsi. Quella tragedia continua a commuovere il mondo intero: delle 2207 persone a bordo di quella nave «inaffondabile» se ne salvarono solo 705. Intervistando i superstiti con la spregiudicatezza e lo scrupolo del grande giornalista, ricostruendo i fatti con la precisione dello storico, Walter Lord racconta in presa diretta l'affondamento del Titanic. Illustra i risvolti tecnici, chiarisce dubbi e misteri; e soprattutto dà la parola a chi ha vissuto quell'evento in prima persona: milionari ed emigranti, ufficiali e marinai, donne e bambini. Pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1955 e immediatamente accolto con enorme successo, Titanic. La vera storia è la ricostruzione scrupolosa di quello che accadde nel gelido mare tranquillo, sotto un cielo stellato, in quella terribile notte.
Author: Aldo Caterino
WHAT COMMON FACTORS CONNECT THE DEATH OF MARY SANDERS DURING A SIMPLE SURGICAL INTERVENTION, CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER, AND THE COSTA CONCORDIA SHIPWRECK? WAS IT A FATAL MINDSET, DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT, AN ACT OF DESTINY OR...? IT IS THE HUMAN ERROR THE THREAD THAT BINDS THESE (AND MANY OTHER) TRAGIC EVENTS. HOW TO BEST PREVENT, MANAGE AND MITIGATE ITS EFFECTS AND CONSEQUENCES IS THE SUBJECT OF STUDY BY CPT. FERDINANDO RESTINA.
The Wreck of the Titan
Author: Morgan Robertson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A novella of unrequited love, human arrogance, and deadly tragedy that predicted the legendary Titanic disaster…fourteen years before it happened. In 1898, Morgan Robertson penned The Wreck of the Titan, a love story set aboard the Titan, the most advanced steamship of the age. When the “unsinkable” passenger liner hit an iceberg, nearly all its passengers perished at sea. On April 15, 1912, the most advanced steamship of its age, the “unsinkable” Titanic, struck an iceberg and was lost to the ocean, becoming forever immortalized as a cultural touchstone. The similarities between the fact of the Titanic and the fiction of the Titan are more than just name-deep. Both stories tell the tale of real humans faced with an unfathomable disaster, and the hopes of humankind at the turn of a new century. As the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic is remembered, Robertson’s work of fiction gives great insights into the human scope of the tragedy…and the enduring power of love. Includes a special excerpt from the all-new Titanic thriller, The Titanic Secret, by Jack Steel—Available in stores and online now!
Twelve glorious full-color poster tell the story of love and heroism that entralled moviegoers and earned Titanic a record-tying eleven Academy Awards. Each poster folds out to a gigantic 20 x 25 inches. Featuring the most memorable and touching scenes between Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet and stunning pictures of the "ship of dreams," these posters commemorate the movie event of the decade and the tragic romance of the century.
Author: Zygmunt Bauman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Modernity was supposed to be the period in human history when the fears that pervaded social life in the past could be left behind and human beings could at last take control of their lives and tame the uncontrolled forces of the social and natural worlds. And yet, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, we live again in a time of fear. Whether its the fear of natural disasters, the fear of environmental catastrophes or the fear of indiscriminate terrorist attacks, we live today in a state of constant anxiety about the dangers that could strike unannounced and at any moment. Fear is the name we give to our uncertainty in the face of the dangers that characterize our liquid modern age, to our ignorance of what the threat is and our incapacity to determine what can and can't be done to counter it. This new book by Zygmunt Bauman one of the foremost social thinkers of our time is an inventory of liquid modern fears. It is also an attempt to uncover their common sources, to analyse the obstacles that pile up on the road to their discovery and to examine the ways of putting them out of action or rendering them harmless. Through his brilliant account of the fears and anxieties that weigh on us today, Bauman alerts us to the scale of the task which we shall have to confront through most of the current century if we wish our fellow humans to emerge at its end feeling more secure and self-confident than we feel at its beginning.
Author: Massimo Polidoro
Publisher: Edizioni Piemme
Hundred years after the fatal collision, the author reconstructs the event of the Titanic in a choral story that interweaves the stories of officers and passengers, survivors and rescue workers. Through the eyes of the protagonists will see the entire course of a timeless story...
A Titanic Myth
Author: Leslie Harrison
Le luci del Titanic
Author: Hugh Brewster
Publisher: Edizioni Piemme
"La storia di una gigantesca, meravigliosa nave e del suo fatale viaggio inaugurale è così ricca di simbolismi che avremmo dovuto inventarla. E invece è accaduta, in una gelida e limpida notte d'aprile. Ed è accaduta a persone vere, fochisti e milionari, dame dell'alta società e cameriere. L'intreccio delle loro voci e dei loro ricordi ci consente di issarci su quella tolda inclinata e domandarci: cosa avremmo fatto noi? E il mito inaffondabile riemerge alla vita."
Good As Gold
Author: Louise Patten
Edie Quentance is the ugly duckling in a family of charming conformists. For generations, Quentance Bank has managed the wealth of its rich and aristocratic clients, and when Edie is pushed into joining the family bank, she finds the work very dull indeed. She passes the time trying to uncover the truth about her great-grandfather Kit, whose love of the sea she has inherited. Kit Quentance was rumored to have carried a fortune into the Titanic lifeboat with him--money that has never been found. Edie's excavations in the family archive unearth some shocking and far more recent secrets. She realizes that Quentance Bank is not the paragon of old fashioned probity it pretends to be. As she tries to right her family's wrong-doings, Edie's position becomes increasingly dangerous. Her twin brother, her parents, her uncle--she no longer knows whom she can trust.
Anthony de Mello was a Jesuit priest from India. He fuses spiritual ideas from many religions in a way that makes them accessible to readers. This book is in the form of a lecture at a retreat and it deals with the notion that we walk through life in a kind of sleep that prevents us from achieving a real connection to God and to ourselves. This book contains the following lectures: On Waking Up Will I Be Of Help To You? On The Proper Kind Of Selfishness On Wanting Happiness Are We Talking About Psychology In This Spirituality Course? Neither Is Renunciation The Solution Listen And Unlearn What's On Your Mind? Good Bad Or Lucky Our Illusion About Others Self-Observation Awareness Without Evaluating Everything The Illusion Of Rewards Finding Yourself Stripping Down To The 'I' Negative Feelings Toward Others On Dependence How Happiness Happens Fear The Root Of Violence Awareness And Contact With Reality Good Religion -The Antithesis Of Unawareness Labels Obstacles To Happiness Four Steps To Wisdom All's Right With The World Sleepwalking Change As Greed A Changed Person Arriving At Silence Losing The Rat Race Permanent Worth Desire, Not Preference Clinging To Illusion Hugging Memories Getting Concrete At A Loss For Words Cultural Conditioning Filtered Reality Detachment Addictive Love More Words Hidden Agendas Giving In Assorted Landmines The Death Of Me Insight And Understanding Not Pushing It Getting Real Assorted Images Saying Nothing About Love Losing Control Listening To Life The End Of Analysis Dead Ahead The Land Of Love
The Book of Daniel
Author: E.L. Doctorow
Publisher: Random House
The central figure of this novel is a young man whose parents were executed for conspiring to steal atomic secrets for Russia. His name is Daniel Isaacson, and as the story opens, his parents have been dead for many years. He has had a long time to adjust to their deaths. He has not adjusted. Out of the shambles of his childhood, he has constructed a new life—marriage to an adoring girl who gives him a son of his own, and a career in scholarship. It is a life that enrages him. In the silence of the library at Columbia University, where he is supposedly writing a Ph.D. dissertation, Daniel composes something quite different. It is a confession of his most intimate relationships—with his wife, his foster parents, and his kid sister Susan, whose own radicalism so reproaches him. It is a book of memories: riding a bus with his parents to the ill-fated Paul Robeson concert in Peekskill; watching the FBI take his father away; appearing with Susan at rallies protesting their parents’ innocence; visiting his mother and father in the Death House. It is a book of investigation: transcribing Daniel’s interviews with people who knew his parents, or who knew about them; and logging his strange researches and discoveries in the library stacks. It is a book of judgments of everyone involved in the case—lawyers, police, informers, friends, and the Isaacson family itself. It is a book rich in characters, from elderly grand- mothers of immigrant culture, to covert radicals of the McCarthy era, to hippie marchers on the Pen-tagon. It is a book that spans the quarter-century of American life since World War II. It is a book about the nature of Left politics in this country—its sacrificial rites, its peculiar cruelties, its humility, its bitterness. It is a book about some of the beautiful and terrible feelings of childhood. It is about the nature of guilt and innocence, and about the relations of people to nations. It is The Book of Daniel.
Misteriose visioni, terrificanti presentimenti, funesti presagi. Furono alcune dozzine le persone che ebbero la premonizione che qualcosa di drammatico sarebbe accaduto nel corso del viaggio inaugurale del Titanic. E cosa dire del racconto di Morgan Robertson, pubblicato ben quattordici anni prima del naufragio del Titanic e incentrato sull'affondamento di un transatlantico, il Titan, scontratosi con un iceberg? Massimo Polidoro passa in rassegna i resoconti più noti e sorprendenti a favore dell'ipotesi di una precognizione inconscia collettiva del disastro navale più celebre della Storia e ricorda i molti segni atti a provare l'esistenza di una maledizione sul Titanic. Misteri che sembrano inviolabili come altrettanti solidi chiavistelli. Salvo poi trovare la chiave giusta per aprirli¿