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This text provides a record of one of the most traumatic events in maritime history - the sinking of the Titanic. Not only does Colonel Archibald Gracie detail his own experiences on that fateful night, he has traced other survivors and catalogued their own version of events.
Second revised edition with a new introduction and bibliographical essay surveying recent work and new research in this area. This is a book about Medieval Europe's encounter with the wider world between 1000 and 1500, covering the journeys of Marco Polo, the Crusaders, John of Monte Corvino and others.
This is the story of how Thor Heyderdahl and five other men crossed the Pacific Ocean on a balsa-wood raft in an extraordinary bid to prove Heyderdahl's theory that the Polynesians undertook the same feat on such a craft over 1000 years ago.