Titanic's Last Secrets: The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler

Titanic's Last Secrets: The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler

Bradford Matsen / Sep 22, 2019

Titanic s Last Secrets The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler Why did Titanic sink as quickly as it did Two of the greatest wreck divers in the world the heroes of Shadow Divers solve the mystery of history s greatest wreck Titanic s Last Secrets peers into th

  • Title: Titanic's Last Secrets: The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler
  • Author: Bradford Matsen
  • ISBN: 9780446582056
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Why did Titanic sink as quickly as it did Two of the greatest wreck divers in the world, the heroes of Shadow Divers, solve the mystery of history s greatest wreck Titanic s Last Secrets peers into the lives of scientists, financiers, adventurers, and industrialists to bring readers a thrilling and revelatory work of history and contemporary adventure.

    Mystery of the Last Olympian Titanic s Tragic Sister Mystery of the Last Olympian Titanic s Tragic Sister Britannic Richie Kohler, Charlie Hudson on FREE shipping on qualifying offers The book gives you a firsthand account as Richie Kohler of Shadow Divers and Deep Sea Detectives takes readers on the intriguing journey from the rise of the magnificent Olympians to the fateful day in . Mysteries Secrets Titanic SKYGAZE Skygaze Guide to Enlightenment and Knowledge with Interesting Facts, Mysteries and Secrets, The Strange and Unexplained Secrets of the Dead Secrets of the Dead, produced by Thirteen WNET New York, is an ongoing PBS television series which began in The show generally follows an investigator or team of investigators exploring what modern science can tell us about some of the great mysteries of history. RMS Titanic RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of April , after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.There were an estimated , passengers and crew aboard, and than , died, making it one of modern history s deadliest commercial marine disasters during peacetime. The Secret of How the Titanic Sank National News US News The Secret of How the Titanic Sank New evidence has experts rethinking how the luxury passenger liner sank. Sunken Secrets Big Fish Games Forums Title Replies Views Last Post An important announcement about the Big Fish Games Forums April , , Category BBC DocuWiki The . Billion Dollar Fraud Days to War The Million Challenge Things You Need to Know about the Future Days to Victory Seconds to Beat the World Period Films Hulu Streaming Willow and Thatch Period Films Hulu Streaming Willow and Thatch knows that many of you enjoy watching full episodes, and series, of your favorite period dramas online Because it is oh so nice to discover new movies to stream, I ve put together a list of period films and costume dramas that are currently available to watch now by those of you with a Hulu subscription.

    • Free Read [Travel Book] ☆ Titanic's Last Secrets: The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler - by Bradford Matsen ×
      218 Bradford Matsen
    • thumbnail Title: Free Read [Travel Book] ☆ Titanic's Last Secrets: The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler - by Bradford Matsen ×
      Posted by:Bradford Matsen
      Published :2018-010-04T08:23:41+00:00

    About "Bradford Matsen"

      • Bradford Matsen

        Brad Matsen has been writing about wonders of the sea for forty years He is the author of Jacques Cousteau The Sea King Descent The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 2006 the New York Times bestseller Titanic s Last Secrets Planet Ocean A Story of Life in the Sea and Dancing to the Fossil Record with artist Ray Troll the award winning Incredible Ocean Adventure series for children and many other books He was creative producer for the Shape of Life, an eight hour National Geographic television series on evolutionary biology, and has written on marine science and the environment for Mother Jones, Audubon, Natural History, and many other magazines.


    345 Comments


    1. The history itself was quite interesting, but I have to chalk this one up to misplaced expectations. "Shadow Divers" was one of my favorite books ever, largely in part due to the long and detailed explanations of the dangers faced by the divers as they explored the mysterious U-boat. Chatterton and Kohler are only a minor presence in this book, with the meat of the text given over to an undeniably fascinating account of the construction of the Olympic and the Titanic. The problem is that due to [...]


    2. I'll just say this: it all makes much more sense now, why she sank. Favorite quotes: "Chatterton believed there were three kinds of history: what really happened; what most people think happened; and what people in power wanted future generations to think happened, which is 90 percent of the history in books." "In Times Square, another mob shuffled around all night, waiting for handwritten bulletins from the newspapers on the fate of Titanic. Most of them knew no one on the unlucky ship. They we [...]


    3. Hi! My name is Sam and I am a Titaniac! This is ironic because I am terrified of large bodies of water (really anything bigger than a swimming pool) and I am a cruising addict (though I maintain a ridiculous distance from the railings pretty much relegating myself to bars and buffet lines!) but I digress. I am absolutely fascinated by the Titanic disaster. This book had the added appeal of being touted as the further adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, scuba explorers [...]


    4. This one is fascinating and hard to put down every night. Made me have to watch The Titanic again. Very good so far.I recently saw the Titanic Exhibition in Las Vegas. If you get a chance to see it (now at the Luxor) do so - you won't be disappointed.


    5. This was a really good book, but if you're interested in something akin to Shadow Divers you may be disappointed. There were maybe 4 dives described in the entire book, and 2 were by sub, not scuba.What this book does do very well is delve into the history of the Titanic. It covers it from conception to sinking in a way that other Titanic books haven't done. I thought it was a great read, full of interesting Titanic information (especially about the builders), but was not a diving book like Shad [...]


    6. What astounding information there is!!! Such a tragedy that so many had to die and the cover-ups there were to keep the true gulity from being prosecuted back then. Wonderful book with information on the building and the structure of the titanic along with the hearings, and cover-ups that were found so many years later.


    7. An interesting read and an interesting take/hypothesis on the Titanic sinking. Unfortunately, discussion of how the theory was received by the community and/or rebuttals is pretty much absent, making it difficult to fully accept the conclusion.



    8. It's hard to make the dramatic true story of the TITANIC boring, but in this book Matsen comes surprisingly close. The biggest problem, though, is that the arc of the divers' theories and discoveries about "what really happened in April, 1912" ultimately doesn't make sense. It's not that the arc is illogical, or poorly reasoned. It's that you can't tell whether it is. This is because the descriptions of the various theories about the wreck, and the relative importance they carry are obscured and [...]


    9. The story of the short lived Titanic is utterly fascinating, and full of mystery and speculation especially regarding it's incredibly fast sinking after it's collition with an Iceberg. This book not only proposes a theory to explain the accelerated sinking of Titanic (which oppose the one depicted in the blockbuster movie by James Cameron), it also relates in great detail the historical context of it's construction, and that of it's twin sisters Olympic and Britannic as well as relating the exit [...]


    10. A fascinating account that brings to light, finally, the real reason why Titanic sank so fast after its collision with an iceberg in 1912. Everything you thought you knew about the Titanic tragedy will change after reading this extremely interesting yet disturbing book that runs the gamut from poor design to a coverup by Harland & Wolff, the ships builders. What happened the night Titanic sank was far worse than anyone has ever realized.


    11. This was a quick read that has opened up a great deal of curiosity for further research.The information is presented showing methodology and reasoning.Details and background of the key people in the Titanic's construction sound like the same greedy power mongers the world is dealing with to this day.I'm glad sources were listed, it offers further material to peruse.


    12. Loved this! Fascinating history of the genesis of the ship and the impact it had on everyone involved. Only downfall was the current history of the divers and theory could have been fuller and diagrams of the theory would have been helpful.



    13. The book was interesting for the history of the Titanic and the companies building it. BUT the amount of the book dedicated to Chatterton & Kohler is minuscule.


    14. I enjoyed Shadow Divers by the same authors way more than this book. I'm a titanic enthusiast, but there was not a lot of new information here. It seems the concept of "did Titanic suffer grounding damage when it struck the iceberg" was the only plot device in this book, and the book could have been much shorter. I enjoyed the historical accounts more than the actual present day search for new information (of which there was very little).


    15. Rather than just another rehash of the actual disaster this looks almost exclusively at the conception, building and exploration of the reasons for the quick sinking of the "Unsinkable" ship. That includes dives to the wreck and new evidence as to structural deficiencies that were the causes presented in layman terms making them accessible to the reader.


    16. Reading Shadow Divers was like reading an adventure novel. There was some science and some history, but plenty of excitement. Titanic's Last Secrets puts much more of its effort into the history. It's an interesting book, and compelling, but something probably much more interesting to Titaniacs than to the general readership. The book tells the story of the search by Chatterton and Kohler to find out more about the Titanic's sinking. They discover some new pieces of the hull that their analysis [...]


    17. I will never view the Titanic in the same way again!After receiving this book for Christmas, I was sceptical as to its reliability. It is presented in the promos and by the cover as a 'thriller' style book, and because I was not familiar with Deep Sea Detectives I thought it would just be an entertaining hack read. How wrong I was! The book begins by discounting some popular conspiracy theories: that the Titanic was really the Olympic, for example. Following that, the majority of the book is a v [...]


    18. Titanic. All one has to do is utter the name of the world’s most infamous unsinkable ship and imagery, myth, and legend–sans James Cameron–pops into mind.The world was mesmerized when Dr. Robert Ballard and his team located the wreckage in 1985. And not since Charles Pellegrino’s 1990 classic, Her Name Titanic: The Untold Story of the Sinking and Finding of the Unsinkable Ship, has there been a great book about the Olympic-class ship. On the other hand, since Ballard et al first glimpsed [...]


    19. In August of 2005, 93 years after Titanic had sunk and become the worlds biggest ship disaster – a discovery about the ship is revealed. A team that had been diving found previously undiscovered wreckage of the ship that led to the conclusion that Titanic’s bow had not rose up in the air as the famous movie scene dictated – but instead had broken in half while the ship was horizontal. How is it that all these years later that this could be true? With all the eye witnesses from the life boa [...]


    20. When I first started reading this book, I was really excited. I hate books about boats and shipwrecks, but the Titanic is the one exception. I have loved learning about it and watching the movie since I was around 8. Though my interest in the Titanic had waned, this book definitely brought it back to my attention.The book starts off by introducing two famous shipwreck enthusiasts/explorers on how they first heard of the potential new ship news. The Titanic sank over 100 years ago, so new news se [...]


    21. I’m a bit of a Titanic buff. I’ve read tons of books about it. It all started in the 8th grade when my advanced English class did a unit about it for no reason I can discern. But I was fascinated, we all were, and that was just about the time that the wreck was discovered by Robert Ballard. And ever since, the Titaniacs (as they’re apparently called), both amateur and professional, have been arguing over how the ship broke up, what sunk it, why did it sink so fast, yadda yadda. When That M [...]


    22. The "anniversary" of sorts of the Titanic sinking was in April, and I picked this book up from the library after reading a suggestion from someone on Facebook, of all things. They seemed to really enjoy it, and said it offered a more realistic answer to how the ship could have sank. I was intrigued, as I've been interested in Titanic since I was a kid, picking up my first book on the subject in 4th or 5th grade. Now don't get me wrong, this book is nicely written, and for someone who might know [...]


    23. The Titanic is an enigma that has bewildered people for almost a century. Why did she sink so quickly and with so much loss of life has been a question that academic Historians and amateur Historians have pondered since that cold April night in 1912. This is where this book picks up and explores the history of her construction in a fascinating way. Matsen ties his information together in an informative and entertaining way. He also doesn't go into too much detail about the sinking because other [...]


    24. Also labeled The Further Adventures of the Shadow Drivers, this is the next book based on the diving adventures of John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, this time looking for clues as to why the Titanic actually sank. There has never been a ship that has sparked the imagination of so many as White Star’s Titanic. The famed luxury liner was claimed to be unsinkable, but did sink on her very first voyage, causing a huge loss of life to the passengers and crew. Throughout the decades there have been [...]


    25. Fantastic! By far the best, most intriguing look into the Titanic as well as the Company and the men who built her. Highly recommended.


    26. I read this book for two reasons. First, as cliched as it may sound, I have always had a fascination of sorts with the Titanic, though James Cameron's antics have caused it to wane considerably. Second, the subtitle suggested a connection to Shadow Divers which was a fantastic book. This book reports a discovery by shadow divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler of wreckage of the famous shipwreck that suggests a different theory of the manner in which Titanic sank. According to the findings, Ti [...]


    27. Though I enjoy stories about the Titanic, I doubt I would have bought this book if not for the subtitle. I really enjoyed the book Shadow Divers so a book that promised “The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler” caught my attention. The fact that it was about the Titanic was secondary.Titanic’s Last Secrets differed from Shadow Divers in that it wasn’t so much about Chatterton and Kohler. The majority of the book tells the story of the Titanic’s constru [...]


    Leave a Reply