Titanic's Last Secrets: The Further Adventures of Shadow

Titanic's Last Secrets: The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler After rewriting history with their discovery of a Nazi U boat off the coast of New Jersey, legendary divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler decided to investigate the great enduring mystery of history s most notorious shipwreck Why did Titanic sink as quickly as it did To answer the question, Chatterton and Kohler assemble a team of experts to explore Titanic, study its engineering, and dive to the wreck of its sister ship, Brittanic, where Titanic s last secrets may be revealedTitanics Last Secrets is a rollercoaster ride through the shipbuilding history, the transatlantic luxury liner business, and shipwreck forensics Chatterton and Kohler weave their way through a labyrinth of clues to discover that Titanic was not the strong, heroic ship the world thought she was and that the men who built her covered up her flaws when disaster struck If Titanic had remained afloat for just two hours longer than she did, than two thousand people would have lived instead of died, and the myth of the great ship would be one of rescue instead of tragedy Titanic s Last Secrets is the never before told story of the Ship of Dreams, a contemporary adventure that solves a historical mystery


About the Author: Bradford Matsen

Brad Matsen has been writing about wonders of the sea for forty years He is the author of Jacques Cousteau The Sea King Descent The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 2006 the New York Times bestseller Titanic s Last Secrets Planet Ocean A Story of Life in the Sea and Dancing to the Fossil Record with artist Ray Troll the award winning Incredible Ocean Adventure series for children and many other books He was creative producer for the Shape of Life, an eight hour National Geographic television series on evolutionary biology, and has written on marine science and the environment for Mother Jones, Audubon, Natural History, and many other magazines.



10 thoughts on “Titanic's Last Secrets: The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler

  1. says:

    The history itself was quite interesting, but I have to chalk this one up to misplaced expectations Shadow Divers was one of my favorite books ever, largely in part due to the long and detailed explanations of the dangers faced by the divers as they explored the mysterious U boat Chatterton and Kohler are only a m


  2. says:

    An excellent book on the Titanic sinking and what actually caused it I would recommend this one.


  3. says:

    I ll just say this it all makes muchsense now, why she sank Favorite quotes Chatterton believed there were three kinds of history what really happened what most people think happened and what people in power wanted future generations to think happened, which is 90 percent of the history in books In Times Square, another mob shu


  4. says:

    Hi My name is Sam and I am a Titaniac This is ironic because I am terrified of large bodies of water really anything bigger than a swimming pool and I am a cruising addict though I maintain a ridiculous distance from the railings pretty much relegating myself to bars and buffet lines but I digress I am absolutely fascinated by the Tit


  5. says:

    It s hard to make the dramatic true story of the TITANIC boring, but in this book Matsen comes surprisingly close The biggest problem, though, is that the arc of the divers theories and discoveries about what really happened in April, 1912 ultimately doesn t make sense It s not that the arc is illogical, or poorly reasoned It s that you can


  6. says:

    This one is fascinating and hard to put down every night Made me have to watch The Titanic again Very good so far.I recently saw the Titanic Exhibition in Las Vegas If you get a chance to see it now at the Luxor do so you won t be disappointed.


  7. says:

    I was just going to skim this because I d seen a documentary on the topic, but the writing was so compelling that I read it all.NOTE If you re coming to this book looking for another _Shadow Divers_ experience you will be disappointed This is a book predominantly about the construction of the White Star sister ships The _Shadow Divers_ guys basically have


  8. says:

    In August of 2005, 93 years after Titanic had sunk and become the worlds biggest ship disaster a discovery about the ship is revealed A team that had been diving found previously undiscovered wreckage of the ship that led to the conclusion that Titanic s bow had not rose up in the air as the famous movie scene dictated but instead had broken in half while the sh


  9. says:

    This was a really good book, but if you re interested in something akin to Shadow Divers you may be disappointed There were maybe 4 dives described in the entire book, and 2 were by sub, not scuba.What this book does do very well is delve into the history of the Titanic It covers it from conception to sinking in a way that other Titanic books haven t done I thought it


  10. says:

    What astounding information there is Such a tragedy that so many had to die and the cover ups there were to keep the true gulity from being prosecuted back then Wonderful book with information on the building and the structure of the titanic along with the hearings, and cover ups that were found so many years later.


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