Titanic: Signals of Disaster - John Booth & Sean CoughlanWestbury: White Star Publications, 1993, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Signed by the John Booth on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium but also laid in a letter on the publishers letterhead. Contains: Facsimiles; Diagrams; Frontispiece; Appendices ;
From the cover: “Why did shipboard wireless operators fail to follow Company procedures in transmitting and receiving vital messages? Why were ice-warnings sent to the Titanic’s Captain ignored? Why did both the American and British Enquiries discount the presence of a third ship? Why did the rescue vessel Carpathia ignore messages received from the American and Canadian Heads of State?
These and many more searching questions arise from this new appraisal of the Titanic disaster resulting from a two year study by the authors based on some 450 recently discovered wireless messages relating to the tragedy. Their importance was highlighted at a recent Christie’s sale when the message book containing signals sent and received by the Titanic established a new world record for a single item of Titanic memorabilia.
This book provides the reader with an on the spot account of the enfolding tragedy from the cheery greetings sent by passengers in the days before the sinking; the numerous ice-warnings, the stricken liner’s calls for help and finally the messages of both hope and despair from those fortunate enough to have survived.”