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Alive on the Andrea Doria! (Signed) The Greatest Sea Rescue in History

Simpson, Pierette Domenica

ISBN 10: 1600374611 / ISBN 13: 9781600374616
Published by Morgan James Publishing, 2008
Used Hardcover
From Magina Books (Lincoln Park, MI, U.S.A.)

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A nice copy. Signed and inscribed by; Includes archival quality DJ cover. NOT an ex-library. All books expertly packed and shipped promptly. Selling Used and Rare Books since 1948 and online since 1997. ; 9.10 X 6 X 1.10 inches; 312 pages Near Fine author Pierette Simpson on half title page. Bookseller Inventory # 10267

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Title: Alive on the Andrea Doria! (Signed) The ...

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Synopsis:

One half-century later, the catastrophic ramming of the MS Stockholm into the Italian luxury liner the SS Andrea Doria in 1956 is relived in this candid, heartrending account. Author Pierette Domenica Simpson, who, with her grandparents, survived the tragedy off the shoals of Nantucket, shares the human and technical aspects of what has become known as the greatest sea rescue in history. As only an eyewitness can do, the author presents survivors' recollections in dramatic vignettes that meticulously re-create a horrific event-one that could have been another Titanic. Both poor immigrants and wealthy travelers give their accounts of ultimate despair and infinite elation after staring at their own reflections in the black ocean that night and seeing death stare back. Equally dramatic are the revelations of new facts exposed by nautical experts from two continents facts that solve the ""mystery"" of who was to blame for this most improbable collision between two ships on the open seas.

About the Author:

Pierette Domenica Simpson was born in northern Italy, near Torino, and immigrated to the United States as a young girl. Fluent in French, Italian, and Spanish, she retired from teaching foreign languages to become an author and speaker. Moreover, Ms. Simpson collaborates with naval architects, shipwreck divers and survivors for the advancement of maritime safety. She is also the gatekeeper of Andrea Doria survivor stories. Her short story of inspiration for transcending tragedies is published in the book series, Thank God I...

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