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By Pierette Domenica Simpson

One half-century later, the catastrophic ramming of the MS Stockholm into the Italian luxurious liner the SS Andrea Doria in 1956 is relived during this candid, heartrending account. writer Pierette Domenica Simpson, who, along with her grandparents, survived the tragedy off the shoals of Nantucket, stocks the human and technical features of what has develop into referred to as the best sea rescue in historical past. As merely an eyewitness can do, the writer offers survivors' memories in dramatic vignettes that meticulously re-create a bad event-one which could were one other monstrous. either negative immigrants and filthy rich tourists supply their debts of final melancholy and limitless elation after observing their very own reflections within the black ocean that evening and seeing loss of life stare again. both dramatic are the revelations of latest evidence uncovered by way of nautical specialists from continents proof that remedy the "mystery" of who used to be responsible for this so much unbelievable collision among ships at the open seas.

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