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The Grey Widow-maker By Bernard Edwards

The Grey Widow-maker
by Bernard Edwards

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Spanning two centuries, this book recounts the true stories of maritime disasters. They include the sinking of the Titanic, the Birkenhead and the car-ferry Princess Victoria, Iran's attack on the Caribbean Breeze, the trials of the first convict ships and the thunder of guns in two World Wars.
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The Grey Widow-maker by Bernard Edwards

The sea has many moods, few of them benevolent. Storm-force winds, blinding fog and sharp-fanged reefs have through the ages created generation after generation of grieving widows. But man, ever dependent on the sea, must continue to challenge it. Two centuries of maritime lore are spanned by this book, from a near-disastrous race across the Atlantic between the paddle-steamers Sirius and Great Western in 1838, to the Iranian attack on the Caribbean Breeze in 1985. It recounts famous disasters such as the sinking of the Titanic and Birkenhead; the loss of 132 lives on the car-ferry Princess Victoria, which foundered off Belfast in 1953; the storm-tossed trials of the first convict ships bound for Botany Bay, the thunder of the guns in two World Wars; and the senseless, avoidable tragedies during the "flag-of-convenience" era.

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The Grey Widow-maker by Bernard Edwards
Bernard Edwards
Used - Very Good
Little, Brown Book Group
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