Title: Building the Titanic : The Creation of History's Most Famous Ocean Liner. British hardcover in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Carlton, London, 2005, ISBN:9781847327451
Seller ID: 114967
GREEN, Rod. Building the Titanic : The Creation of History's Most Famous Ocean Liner. (London) : Carlton Books, (©2005). Second Printing. Pp. (6),-160. Illustrated. Double column. Large 8vo, illustrated grey glossy paper-covered boards in like jacket. "Launched in 1911, the Titanic was two years in design and thirty-seven months in construction at the great Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She was the biggest ship the world had ever seen, and was thought by many to be indestructible. But she sank, tragically, just five days into her maiden voyage, en route to New York in 1912. Some 1,500 people died. This book takes the story of the ship right back to the beginning, to the decision to build it in the first place. From the boardroom, we go into the shipyard, where 4,000 tradesmen -- joiners, fitters, electricians, plumbers, welders and many more -- plate by plate, rivet by rivet, turned those plans and blueprints into a towering hulk of an ocean liner. Once the outer shell was complete, the luxurious passenger accommodation was fitted out -- the dining rooms, the squash court, gymnasium, libraries, smoking rooms and even Turkish baths. The man that built her knew every bolt and shaft, every dove-tail joint, every new-fangled piece of kit. For them the Titanic would always be the world's greatest ship. Illustrated throughout with blueprints and cross-sections, plus many rare photographs of the leviathan in construction, this intricate tour of the doomed luxury liner tells an extraordinary story of modern engineering and alsoof human ambition and endeavour." - from the dustjacket. Very good in uncl ipped dustjacket. 20.00