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CONSCIENTIOUS AUTHORS MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ENSURE THE ACCURACY AND AUTHENTICITY of the works they produce, and as the author of “Unsinkable”—the Full Story of RMS Titanic, I did exactly that in preparation for the book's release in ...

Author: Daniel Allen Butler

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780306821035

Category: History

Page: 336

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Just before midnight on April 14, 1912, the ocean liner Titanic struck an iceberg. Less than three hours later, she lay at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, having taken with her more than 1,500 of the roughly 2,200 people on board. Even now, a century later, no other ship in history has attracted so much attention, stirred up such powerful emotion, or accumulated as many legends. “Unsinkable” provides a fresh look at the Titanic's incredible story. Following the great ship from her conception to her fateful collision to the ambitious attempts to salvage her right up to the present day, Daniel Allen Butler draws on thirty years of research to explore the tragedy and its aftermath in remarkable depth and detail. The result is a must-read for anyone interested in the Titanic.
2012-03-06 By Daniel Allen Butler

... Capyboppy The Kweeks of Kookatumdee Chester the Worldly Pig The Luckiest One of All Cock - a - doodle Dudley Merle the High Flying Squirrel Cowardly Clyde No Such Things Cyrus the Unsinkable Sea Serpent Pamela Camel Eli The Pinkish ...

Author: Bill Peet

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395313899

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 46

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Cyrus, a shy and friendly serpent, finally realizes his ambition by heroically helping some voyagers through a storm and foiling some dastardly pirates.
1975 By Bill Peet

Praise for UnsinkableUnsinkable is a comprehensive, inspirational, and powerful book that teaches you how to quickly recover when life throws you a curve ball. You'll bounce back higher than you ever thought possible and come out on ...

Author: Sonia Ricotti

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781601636508

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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A financial crisis, a divorce, losing your job or a loved one, a health scare--we all face painful, life-shattering events at some point. They can leave us feeling drained and drowning in depression. Author Sonia Ricotti draws upon her own experiences, as well as those of other high-profile self-help leaders, to help you overcome these difficult situations with ease, and bounce back quicker and higher than you thought possible. Unsinkable is not only inspiring, but it offers clearly written, step-by-step tools, strategies, stories, and exercises that will teach you how to: Powerfully move forward, take action, and create the life you deserve. Transform your way of thinking--and feel better now. Experience inner peace and happiness--no matter what your circumstances. Release your negative past experiences and create a new and exciting present and future. Ricotti gives you direct access to her unique gifts as a world-renowned transformational teacher, including the 20 Lessons to Live By When Life Knocks You Down. Lessons such as: Say Yes! to Change. Let Go of What Was. Within Every Crisis Lies a Golden Opportunity. Have Faith in What Will Be. Recreate Your Reality.
2011-05-15 By Sonia Ricotti

First and foremost, every Boston Whaler needed to be unsinkable. “You'd have trouble selling a Whaler that wasn't foam filled or unsinkable,” recalls Berman. In addition to the Unibond construction, Berman's research also identified ...

Author: Matthew D. Plunkett

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760359990

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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Boston Whalers are the quintessential American motorboats. Born from innovation, risk, and above all hard work, their reputation for reliability, fun, and safety has changed the way the people go boating. The first Whalers hit the water in 1958, but the “Unsinkable Legend” was created with a daring launch in 1961, when Boston Whaler founder Richard “Dick” Fisher sawed a boat in half before the cameras of Life magazine -- and then piloted the back half of the hull around Wampatuck Pond in Hanson, Massachusetts. People were shocked and delighted, and the company made its mark on the history of boating by proving that it had created something altogether new and absolutely unsinkable. Unsinkable: The History of Boston Whaler is the first book to tell the story of these iconic boats. Published to celebrate the company's 60th anniversary, author Matthew Plunkett relays a fascinating and engaging tale beginning with how Dick Fisher came to create Boston Whaler and then detailing how the company evolved over the decades. From the original 13' hull, unflatteringly known as the “blue bathtub,” to its current flagship, the 420 Outrage, this book covers the whole story of a truly American company. Drawing on dozens of interviews with employees who were there in the plants, at the dealerships, and on the boats, Unsinkable: The History of Boston Whaler is filled with previously untold stories as well as never before published images, including photos from the families of Dick Fisher and legendary designer Bob Dougherty, Mr. Unsinkable himself. This intimate look into the creation, culture, and ongoing legacy of Boston Whaler reveals just how influential this company has been both within the industry and for its legions of diehard fans around the world.
2017-09-12 By Matthew D. Plunkett

—Doug Stanton, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Horse Soldiers “James Sullivan's Unsinkable is a wonderful achievement. Intimate, harrowing, thrilling, this epic of an incredible ship and five amazing men is unmissable.

Author: James Sullivan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982147846

Category: History

Page: 416

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In the bestselling tradition of Indianapolis and In Harm’s Way comes a “captivating…gripping” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) account of the USS Plunkett—a US Navy destroyer that sustained the most harrowing attack on any Navy ship by the Germans during World War II, later made famous by John Ford and Herman Wouk. “A reflection on the nature of storytelling itself” (The Wall Street Journal), Unsinkable traces the individual journeys of five men on one ship from Casablanca in North Africa, to Sicily and Salerno in Italy and then on to Plunkett’s defining moment at Anzio, where a dozen-odd German bombers bore down on the ship in an assault so savage, so prolonged, and so deadly that one Navy commander was hard-pressed to think of another destroyer that had endured what Plunkett had. After a three-month overhaul and with a reputation rising as the “fightin’est ship” in the Navy, Plunkett (DD-431) plunged back into the war at Omaha Beach on D-Day, and again into battle during the invasion of Southern France—perhaps the only Navy ship to participate in every Allied invasion in the European theatre. Featuring five incredibly brave men—the indomitable skipper, who will receive the Navy Cross; the gunnery officer, who bucks the captain every step of the way to Anzio; a first lieutenant, who’s desperate to get off the ship and into the Pacific; a seventeen-year-old water tender, who’s trying to hold onto his hometown girl against all odds, and another water tender, who mans a 20mm gun when under aerial assault—the dramatic story of each plays out on the decks of the Plunkett as the ship’s story escalates on the stage of the Mediterranean. Based on Navy logs, war diaries, action reports, letters, journals, memoirs, and dozens of interviews with the men who were on the ship and their families, Unsinkable is a timeless evocation of young men stepping up to the defining experience of their lives. “If you were moved by Norman Maclean’s A River Runs Through It, by William Kent Krueger’s This Tender Land…by the values we hold dear, decency, sacrifice, steadfastness, then Unsinkable will take you to a place long dead in your soul, and flood it with light” (Doug Stanton, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Horse Soldiers).
2022-04-12 By James Sullivan

It would be like strapping 130 pounds of Styrofoam to a 100-pound man and throwing him into the sea: As long as he stayed with the Styrofoam, he would be unsinkable. In an article discussing his design, Scott Jutson put it this ...

Author: Abby Sunderland

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781400203093

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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Abby Sutherland grew up sailing. Her father, Laurence, a shipwright, and her mother, Marianne, wanted their kids to develop responsibility, to see other cultures, to experience the world instead of watching it on TV. So they took them sailing down the coast of Mexico... for three years. When Abby was thirteen, she began helping her father deliver boats and soon was sailing solo. She loved being on the open ocean, the spray in her face, the wind in her hair. She began to dream of sailing the world. But fewer people have successfully solo-circumnavigated the globe than have traveled into space. It is a challenge so immense that many have died trying, and all have been pushed beyond every physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual limit. In Unsinkable, you will follow Abby into the depths through a gripping and evocative firsthand account that starts prior to her departure, travels through her daring (and sometimes near-death) encounters on the open sea, to her dramatic rescue in the remotest part of the Indian Ocean. Today, when the most productive thing a teenager may do is play videogames, Abby's courage and tenacity shows us all what can happen when we choose to challenge our own limits, embrace faith, and aim for what our critics say is impossible. It was pitch-black out and whitewater was crashing over the boat. The wintry wind screamed across the deck, and I could tell it was now holding up near fifty knots. Imagine standing on the roof of a car that's driving down the freeway. That's how hard it was blowing. At that moment, a huge gust hit the mainsail like a train. The boat heeled over to port as if a giant hand had smacked her down, and I tumbled over the top of the mainsail toward the water... On January 23, 2010, sixteen-year-old Abby Sunderland set sail from Marina del Rey, California, in an attempt to become the youngest person to sail solo, nonstop, and unassisted around the world. Immediately, her trip sparked controversy. What was a girl her age doing undertaking such a voyage? What were her parents thinking? Abby's critics predicted she'd make it a few weeks at most. But sailing south, she proved them wrong and became the youngest person to solo around Cape Horn, the "Mt. Everest of sailing." Crossing the Southern and Atlantic oceans, she battled vicious storms and equipment breakdowns?making one critical repair literally with a nail file and some line. Abby bested the wicked waters at the southern tip of Africa and then entered the Indian Ocean?all twenty-seven million square miles of it. Even less than a hundred years ago, having your boat become disabled in the middle of the Indian's immense rolling reaches was as good as a death sentence. The odds are better now, but not much. It was here that Abby Sutherland encountered the violent storms that would test her mettle and her will to survive?and change her life forever.
2011-04-11 By Abby Sunderland

... moving an electric switch, instantly close the doors throughout and make the vessel practically unsinkable,” one writer claimed.4 Many similar claims that the huge ship was unsinkable appeared in other magazines and newspapers.

Author: Michael D. Cole

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766043923

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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The Titanic was the largest ocean liner ever built. Shipbuilders hailed its state-of-the-art design. First-class passengers enjoyed extravagant luxuries onboard, but on April 15, 1912, five days after departing on its maiden voyage, disaster struck. Lookout Frederick Fleet spotted an iceberg in the darkness ahead. The crew tried desperately to turn the monstrous ship, but the iceberg tore through its side, sealing the Titanic's fate. Two hours later, the unsinkable ship disappeared into the Atlantic Ocean, taking fifteen hundred passengers with it. One hundred years later, the Titanic and its tragic story still draw attention. Author Michael D. Cole examines the harrowing journey of this historic shipwreck.
2013-01-01 By Michael D. Cole

'I thought she was meant to be unsinkable.” 'Obviously not. Apparently she can cope with anything up to four of her watertight compartments being flooded. But now six of them are. She's doomed.” Beck paused.

Author: Dan James

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448136360

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A DOOMED VOYAGE April 14th 1912. The maiden voyage of the world's most luxurious passenger liner, Titanic. A DARK PAST Each passenger has their own reason to make the crossing, but for former Special Branch police officer Arthur Beck it is the only way he can escape the demons of his past. Also on board is Martha Heaton, a female journalist sent to cover the great ship's journey and prove herself as a serious reporter. A FEARFUL ENCOUNTER As the huge ship nears the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Beck and Martha are closing in on a murderous criminal. But, with time running out, they must stop him - before it's too late...
2012-03-29 By Dan James

Churchill and the First World War Richard Freeman. RICHARD FREEMAN. 'UNSINKABLE'. CHURCHILL. AND. THE. FIRST. WORLD. WAR. 'UNSINKABLE' CHURCHILL AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR RICHARD FREEMAN Churchill. Front Cover.

Author: Richard Freeman

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752498966

Category: History

Page: 272

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‘Unsinkable’ is the story of a man unjustly vilified: Churchill in the First World. His enemies – the Tory party – censured him for Antwerp, the Dardanelles and Gallipoli. He could do no right and was regarded as a dangerous maniac. But the true story is quite the opposite. This book tells how, as a brilliant First Sea Lord, Churchill was ousted by his enemies, yet clawed his way back to power against all the odds. As the leading critic of senselessly sending men to march towards machine guns his calls for ‘machines not men’ went unheeded. After a spell in the trenches he returned to London to clear his name over the Dardanelles. Then he relentless fought his way back to power through his brilliant, incisive criticism of the land war. The unsinkable politician finally became Munitions Minster in 1917, where he pushed output to unimagined levels. His weapons delivered the victory that had eluded others for the previous three years.
2013-10-01 By Richard Freeman

A Novel Nicole Bradshaw. IF YOU ENJOYED “UNSINKABLE,” PLEASE BE SURE TO PICK UP ... “Just go!” I demanded. All he had to do was turn and head for the door, that was it, but it was too late. IF YOU ENJOYED “UNSINKABLE,” PLEASE BE SURE ...

Author: Nicole Bradshaw

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476703916

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A provocative novel about the only black family on board the Titanic—a beautiful, intimate look at racial tension, family discord, and how love conquers all. A provocative novel about the only black family on board the Titanic—a beautiful, intimate look at racial tension, family discord, and how love conquers all. Fifteen-year-old Corinne LaRoche’s life changes one evening when she returns home and witnesses racist French policemen harassing her father. Her frustrated father decides the family is leaving France and moving back to Canada. As Corinne, her sister, and her father step onto the beautiful Titanic, they could not have imagined their impending fate as well as the life-altering family secrets revealed during the four days before the sinking. From this day forward, their lives will never be the same.
2013-05-21 By Nicole Bradshaw