In 1956, a stunned world watched as the famous Italian ocean liner Andrea Doria sank after being struck by a Swedish vessel off the coast of Nantucket. Unlike the Titanic, this sinking played out in real time on television, the first disaster of the modern age. Her loss signaled the end of the golden age of ocean liner travel, suggests Greg King and Penny Wilson, and here they offer a fresh look at this legendary liner and her tragic fate. The passengers are also profiled, and they include Cary Grant's wife; Philadelphia's flamboyant mayor; and many brave Italian emigrants. This history follows the effect this trauma had on their lives, and brings the story up-to-date with the latest expeditions to the wreck.
The Last Voyage Of The Andrea Doria
Author: Greg King.