History Smashers: The Titanic (Paperback)
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On April 15, 1912 an "unsinkable" ship called the Titanic unexpectedly hit an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic. Right?
Wrong! Nobody was really talking about the Titanic being unsinkable until after it sank.
The truth is, four different ships wired the Titanic to report icebergs and field ice in the area. But the Titanic never slowed down. In fact, when the Californian warned that it was trapped in ice, the Titanic's wireless operator was so busy sending outgoing messages that he replied, "Shut up!" No joke.
Discover the nonfiction series that demolishes everything you thought you knew about history.
Don't miss History Smashers: The Mayflower, Women's Right to Vote, and Pearl Harbor.
"Critical, respectful, engaging: exemplary history for children." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"The book’s format may be a good match for those with shorter attention spans, and permits it to be gratifyingly capacious in what it covers." --New York Times Book Review
"Well-researched, entertaining, and packed with facts." --Booklist
“Messner and Meconis provide a timely perspective on an important part of American history.” —School Library Journal
"A history book for middle-graders that should be on everyone's (child and adult) to-read list." --Shelf Awareness
"Kate Messner serves up fun, fast history for kids who want the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Absolutely smashing!" —Candace Fleming, award-wining author
"Informative and fun, eye-opening and entertaining. I wish I could have read History Smashers when I was in elementary school. I would have devoured them and developed a big appetite for even more of this sort of truth-telling." --Chris Barton, award-winning author