The 50 Greatest Shipwrecks
by Richard M Jones
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Send NetGalley books directly to your Kindle or Kindle app
To read on a Kindle or Kindle app, please add firstname.lastname@example.org as an approved email address to receive files in your Amazon account. Click here for step-by-step instructions.
Also find your Kindle email address within your Amazon account, and enter it here.
Pub Date 30 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 15 Jul 2021
Pen & Sword, Pen & Sword History
When you think of a shipwreck, what image springs to mind? A tall sailing ship on the rocks, or perhaps the sinking Titanic surrounded by lifeboats? Historian Richard M. Jones has put together 50 stories of lost ships throughout history that are among the most important, infamous and in some cases tragic ships in the whole of history.
When did two liners collide and lead to one of the greatest rescues in history?
How did a Scotsman become an American hero against his own country?
Which warship sank with gold bullion on board during the Second World War?
This book tells the story of these fascinating cases plus many more, explores the largest shipwrecks, the treasure wrecks and the ones that are talked about still as the most famous. Starting at the tiny island of Alderney in 1592, we take a journey through history, through the First and Second World Wars, into the age of the passenger ferry and finally to the modern day migrant issues in the Mediterranean Sea.
Never before have these fifty wrecks come together in a book that really brings home to the reader just how many lost vessels there are, how deadly many can be and what this teaches us today about our own history.
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 15 members
Readers who liked this book also liked:
Clay McLeod Chapman
Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Michael W. Waters
Johan Rockström; Owen Gaffney