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Desperate Hours Richard Goldstein

Desperate Hours

Richard Goldstein

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ISBN : 9781280341922
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305 pages
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A stupendous feat of reportage. Goldstein has virtually put us into lifeboats and sent us hurtling into the North Atlantic on the night of July 25, 1956.-Ron Powers, coauthor of Flags of Our Fathers and author of Dangerous Water On a summersMoreA stupendous feat of reportage. Goldstein has virtually put us into lifeboats and sent us hurtling into the North Atlantic on the night of July 25, 1956.-Ron Powers, coauthor of Flags of Our Fathers and author of Dangerous Water On a summers night in 1956, in a fog off Nantucket, the world-renowned ocean liner Andrea Doria collided with another ship, the Stockholm. Eleven hours later it sank. But, in that brief time the Doria became, after the Titanic, the most storied vessel of the century, as 1,700 people were saved in an unforgettable rescue punctuated by countless acts of heroism amid confusion, terror, and even cowardice. Drawing on dozens of interviews that relate stories never before told, utilizing court documents, memoirs and reports by psychiatrists who examined survivors, and presenting technical findings shedding light on who was to blame for this disaster at sea, Richard Goldstein presents the definitive history of a fateful day, a legendary liner, and a deadly shipwreck now considered the Mount Everest of scuba diving.Richard Goldstein (White Plains, NY) is an editor and writer for The New York Times