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Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea
Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea
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ISBN-13: 9780001055742
ISBN-10: 0001055747
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I was at a loss when my book club selected this book, but after I started reading it I couldn't put it down. One of those "truth is more amazing than fiction" things. A truly incredible story, well told... like a good suspense novel, but true.
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Without a doubt one of the best books I have read. I couldn't put it down.
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Read by actor Bruce Davison. 4 cassettes, totaling 5 hours.
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In September 1857, the SS Central America, a side-wheel steamer carrying nearly six hundred passengers returning from the California Gold Rush, foundered in a hurricane and sank two hundred miles off the Carolina coast. Over four hundred lives and twenty-one tons of California gold were lost. It was the worse peacetime disaster at sea in American history, a tragedy that remained lost in legend for over a century.
Ship of Gold begins with a copiously researched historical record of the disaster, rendered in chilling detail with testimony from survivors and eyewitnesses. The book then becomes a fascinating account of the efforts of Tommy Thompson, the young visionary engineer who explodes boundaries of various disciplines--oceanography, computer science, information theory, and advanced robotics to establish a working presence in the deep ocean.
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This is one of my favorite books of all time. This true story shows what can be accomplished when one refuses to give up in one's endeavors.
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