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A maritime disaster that shocked the world.
Seventy-one years before the loss of the Titanic, another ship sank in almost the same spot after striking an iceberg at maximum speed. Three-quarters of the passengers?poor, mostly Irish emigrants?were lost, including at least fourteen who were thrown from a lifeboat to lighten it. Not a single sailor died.
When the tragedy of the William Brown threatened to expose the dangers of the profitable emigrant passenger trade, a collection of politicians, lawyers, and reporters on both sides of the Atlantic conspired to indict the only seaman who was a hero of the disaster. The trial gave rise to the concept of "lifeboat ethics": how to decide who gets saved when resources are limited.
"A fascinating read."?Chesapeake Bay Magazine
"A gripping tale of the sea. . . . You should make a place for this one on your bookshelf, nautical or otherwise."?Burgee
"More than a horrifying tale . . . also a penetrating examination of the causes."?Denis Wood, author, The Power of Maps
"Tom Koch's re-creation of a notorious 19th-century case of shipwreck and murder on the high seas makes absorbing reading."?Michael Phillips, maritime historian, Plymouth (England) Naval Base Museum
"Gripping tale of a 19th-century shipwreck that should have been, but wasn't, a catalyst for major shipping reform."?Quill & Quire
Über den Autor:
Tom Koch has worked or written for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio, United Press International, Newsday, and the Toronto Globe & Mail.
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