"On a Sea of Glass, The Life & Loss of The RMS Titanic"

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Re: "On a Sea of Glass, The Life & Loss of The RMS Titanic"

Postby Andrew Clarkson » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:46 pm

All,

I've just received my hernia-inducing copy of the book from the publishers, Amberley, so we may well be giving a copy away next week.
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Re: "On a Sea of Glass, The Life & Loss of The RMS Titanic"

Postby Sheikh Mustafa » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:53 pm

Don't hurt yourself Andrew, it is a hefty tome, haha! I hope that you or whoever gets the copy enjoys it. Have a great weekend.
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Re: "On a Sea of Glass, The Life & Loss of The RMS Titanic"

Postby Andrew Clarkson » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:59 pm

Sheikh Mustafa wrote:Don't hurt yourself Andrew, it is a hefty tome, haha! I hope that you or whoever gets the copy enjoys it. Have a great weekend.


Tad,

The lawyers may get a call if I drop on my toe! :?
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Re: "On a Sea of Glass, The Life & Loss of The RMS Titanic"

Postby Sheikh Mustafa » Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:20 pm

Well look at the brightside, even if someone doesn't like the book, it will make for a handy doorstop, haha!
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Re: "On a Sea of Glass, The Life & Loss of The RMS Titanic"

Postby Andrew Clarkson » Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:26 pm

Sheikh Mustafa wrote:Well look at the bright side, even if someone doesn't like the book, it will make for a handy doorstop, haha!


Where would you use a doorstop in the desert?! :D
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Re: "On a Sea of Glass, The Life & Loss of The RMS Titanic"

Postby Sheikh Mustafa » Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:16 pm

You'd be surprised, I build a very sturdy tent. You have to keep the desert winds at bay. ;0)
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Re: "On a Sea of Glass, The Life & Loss of The RMS Titanic"

Postby Andrew Clarkson » Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:30 pm

Sheikh Mustafa wrote:You have to keep the desert winds at bay. ;0)


Then don't feed your harem beans! :roll:
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Re: "On a Sea of Glass, The Life & Loss of The RMS Titanic"

Postby J. Kent Layton » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:02 pm

Well, I heard a truck in my driveway this afternoon. Peering out, I saw the yellow truck with the letters "DHL" on the side. A clearly-overwhelmed delivery girl then proceeded to carry nine - count them, 9! - large and very heavy boxes to my side door. Seconds before I saw the tag with the return-address, I figured out what it was.

On A Sea of Glass had docked in America, finishing in four days the journey that Titanic could not finish one-hundred years ago.

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I've already claimed my own copy and flipped through every page. The book is tremendously large, heavy and well put together. The publishers really knocked themselves out making this a top-quality book, and it was stunning to see the 300,000 words that Tad, Bill and I labored over during the preceding months and years in finished format.

Our own pre-orders have been flying through TMB and I've put up a few copies on eBay, as well. I think that most of our newly-arrived stock is already spoken for ... but there are still a few available. If you live on my side of the pond, we're sending them out starting first thing tomorrow...

Hopefully this book will help everyone to appreciate just what it was like to experience the birth, short life, and death of the Titanic a century ago. Enjoy, everyone.
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Re: "On a Sea of Glass, The Life & Loss of The RMS Titanic"

Postby Aly Jones » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:56 am

I wished I won the book. HOWEVER' when my mum puts more money on her card I'm going to buy it through Amazon' good old mum :D. This book received good raves from members here so I'm intrigued in this book! So far I had brought two books in the last 2 weeks' now I'm onto my 3rd.
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Re: "On a Sea of Glass, The Life & Loss of The RMS Titanic"

Postby J. Kent Layton » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:24 am

I know you'll enjoy it, Aly. Take care!
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Re: "On a Sea of Glass, The Life & Loss of The RMS Titanic"

Postby J. Kent Layton » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:45 am

For those who are interested, Tad Fitch and I will be doing a number of interviews on 14 Canadian radio stations tomorrow morning; we'll be speaking about a number of details which are touched upon in the new book. If anyone on this forum would like to tune in, check your local CBC radio station for the morning shows, and see if you hear one of us!

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Re: "On a Sea of Glass, The Life & Loss of The RMS Titanic"

Postby Sheikh Mustafa » Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:47 pm

I see that Amazon.com is offering the book for preorder right now for $46.00, plus free super saver shipping. I have no idea how long it will be before they get copies from the publisher, but I just noticed this.
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Re: "On a Sea of Glass, The Life & Loss of The RMS Titanic"

Postby J. Kent Layton » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:35 pm

I have just finished compiling the centennial anniversary timeline, and have now posted it on my site. It reflects 1912 times for Great Britain, New York, and correct apparent time ship (ATS) for Titanic. Please note that these times do not reflect Daylight Savings Time, which the US and UK are currently observing.

http://www.atlanticliners.com/titanic_h ... alTimeline
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Re: "On a Sea of Glass, The Life & Loss of The RMS Titanic"

Postby wruth03@aol.com » Thu May 10, 2012 8:02 pm

I have just placed my order for the book and I can't wait to get my hands on it. It sounds great and the perfect read for Titanic fans like me. I just love reading anything new on the Titanic I just know I won't be able to put it down!!!
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Re: "On a Sea of Glass, The Life & Loss of The RMS Titanic"

Postby Sheikh Mustafa » Mon May 21, 2012 3:45 pm

I hope that you enjoy it Denise!
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