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Carpathia

The extraordinary story of the ship that rescued the survivors of the Titanic

Jay Ludowyke

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Hachette Australia
10 July 2018
True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; History; Social & cultural history; Ships & shipping: general interest; Swimming & diving
The dramatic and fascinating story of RMS Carpathia: rescue ship to RMS Titanic; sunk by a German U-boat in WWI; and lost in ocean depths until located by an intrepid dive team nearly 100 years later

In the early hours of 15 April 1912, the Cunard steamship Carpathia receives a distress call from the new White Star liner Titanic. Captain Arthur Rostron immediately turns Carpathia northwest and sails full speed through the dark night, into waters laden with icebergs, on a rescue mission that will become legendary.

Almost a century later, Carpathia's wreck has finally been located. She's over 500 feet down and only a few divers in the world can attain these depths. Among them is Englishman Ric Waring's team.

In this captivating and intensively researched story, we follow the dual narratives of Rostron and the dramatic rescue of the Titanic survivors by Carpathia, and of Waring's team and their dangerous determination to reach the wreck. Rich in history and drama, the true story of Carpathia from her launching to the sensational events of 1912, World War I and beyond is a compelling narrative that moves at the page-turning pace of the very best fiction.
By:   Jay Ludowyke
Imprint:   Hachette Australia
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   420g
ISBN:   9780733640674
ISBN 10:   0733640672
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   10 July 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  General/trade ,  ELT Advanced ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jay Ludowyke holds tertiary qualifications in writing, history and library services, and has been teaching writing at the University of the Sunshine Coast since 2013. She has published works in literary and academic journals and considerable public speaking experience. She is also the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award, a federally funded scholarship given in recognition of the significance of her research on Carpathia and Titanic.

Reviews for Carpathia: The extraordinary story of the ship that rescued the survivors of the Titanic

Beyond all the heroism and drama, this is ultimately a parable about a modest vessel which outclasses a superliner when it really counts. * Spectrum * The dramatic and fascinating story * Law Society Journal * a compelling narrative that moves at the page-turning pace of the very best fiction * Mildura Midweek * This marvellous book recounts the many stories of this forgotten hero of the Titanic disaster. * The Daily Telegraph * Review TO COME * QWeekend * Review TO COME * WHO Magazine * This book, written and meticulously researched by the Sunshine Coast academic, will be enjoyed by a much wider audience. The reason is Ludowyke's charming way of breathing life into the scenes she writes about and the characters who form the focus of her narrative. * BW Magazine * This book, written and meticulously researched by the Sunshine Coast academic, will be enjoyed by a much wider audience. The reason is Ludowyke's charming way of breathing life into the scenes she writes about and the characters who form the focus of her narrative. * BW Magazine * Ludowyke's book is captivating and well-researched. * QWeekend * Ludowyke's book is captivating and well-researched. * QWeekend *


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