GARDINER, Robin and Dan VAN DER VAT VAN DER VAT, Dan.
Title: Titanic Conspiracy : Cover-ups and Mysteries of the World's Most Famous SeaDisaster. 1st in dj.
Publisher:  Birch Lane Press, Secaucus, NJ, 1996, ISBN:1559723475
Seller ID: 89416
GARDINER, Robin and Dan VAN DER VAT. The Titanic Conspiracy : Cover-ups andMysteries of the World's Most Famous Sea Disaster. (Secaucus, NJ): Birch L ane Press, (1996). First Printing. Pp. (5),[vi]-xv,(1),-312,(8), +  pp of plates. Illustrated endpapers. 8vo, black cloth spine with patterned paper covered boards, copper lettering to spine. "'The Titanic Conspiracy' raises many questions, including: Why was the ship's helmsman packed off toSouth Africa? and why did the ship's log go down with the ship? Why did Ca ptain Smith accelerate into the ice field of which he had been warned many times? and why did he wait twenty-five minutes to start the pumps that could have saved the ship? The book reveals Smith's astonishing accident record, and exposes the White Star line as having the worst safety record of any transatlantic shipping line. What caused the hole near the bow? The icebergcracked the plates along the ship's side, but this hole looks like the res ult of an explosion. Why is the position of the wreck irreconcilable with the Titanic's final SOS calls? Was the Titanic replaced at the last minute by her sister ship, the already damaged Olympic, in a plot to recover the huge losses she ran up? It would have required little more than the switchingof a few name plates." - from the dj. Very good in unclipped dust jacket. 20.00