The Other Side of the Night: The Carpathia, the Californian and the Night the Titanic was Lost

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Casemate Publishers, Sep 16, 2014 - Transportation - 274 pages
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After every disaster, someone has something to hide . . .A few minutes before midnight on April 14, 1912, the "unsinkable" RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage to New York, struck an iceberg. Less than three hours later she lay at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. While the world has remained fascinated by the tragedy, the most amazing drama of those fateful hours was not played out aboard the doomed liner. It took place on the decks of two other ships, one fifty-eight miles distant from the sinking Titanic, the other barely ten miles away. The masters of the steamships Carpathia and Californian, Captain Arthur Rostron and Captain Stanley Lord, were informed within minutes of each other that their vessels had picked up the distress signals of a sinking ship. Their actions in the hours and days that followed would become the stuff of legend, as one would choose to take his ship into dangerous waters to answer the call for help, while the other would decide that the hazard to...
 

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Review: The Other Side of the Night: The Carpathia, the Californian and the Night the Titanic Was Lost

User Review  - Peg - Goodreads

The author's presentation of the two captains is rather black-and-white, but the book is an arresting read. And who knows, the author might be 100% correct in his assessment of the captains. Read full review

Review: The Other Side of the Night: The Carpathia, the Californian and the Night the Titanic Was Lost

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

The events of the Titanic as seen from the perspectives of two other nearby ships, one that responded to the distress call (the Carpathia) & one that didn't (the Californian). The loss of the Titanic ... Read full review

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Daniel Allen Butler, a maritime and military historian, is the bestselling author of "Unsinkable": The Full Story of RMS Titanic, Distant Victory: The Battle of Jutland and the Allied Triumph in the First World War, and The First Jihad: The Battle for Khartoum and the Dawn of Militant Islam. He is an internationally recognized authority on maritime subjects and a popular guest-speaker for several cruise lines. Butler lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

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