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Cape Race

Stories from the Coast that Sank the Titanic

by (author) Robert C. Parsons

Publisher
Flanker Press
Initial publish date
May 2011
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781926881065
    Publish Date
    May 2011
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781926881072
    Publish Date
    May 2011
    List Price
    $4.99

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Many people on Canada’s east coast, the maritime regions, have experienced the temperament of the North Atlantic Ocean: beautiful, moody, mysterious. The cold Atlantic has a capacity, with its tremendous force and power, to take human life seemingly at will; however, it has also spared lives and allowed miraculous escapes.?xml:namespace prefix="o" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

 

 

 

Since the phenomenon of the 1997 hit movie Titanic, more people than ever have been captivated with Titanic trivia and still thirst, seemingly at an ever-increasing rate, for facts about the great ship operated by the renowned White Star Line. Cape Race: Stories from the Coast that Sank the Titanic presents 48 stories of tragedy and heroic rescue from the sea surrounding Cape Race, Newfoundland, including the story of the magnificent liner whose sinking off that coast in 1912 was felt around the world.

About the author

Robert C. Parsons has been called one of the most popular and prolific writers on the subject of Atlantic Canada’s ships and ship disasters. He is the author of more than twenty-five non-fiction books. His work has also appeared in a number of newspapers and magazines such as Downhome, the Telegram, the Newfoundland Quarterly, and Newfoundland Lifestyles.In May 2009, Robert’s nonfiction prose was judged an award winner in the annual Arts and Letters Competition.In December that same year, he was presented with the Polaris Award from the Canadian Coast Guard Alumni Association, Newfoundland and Labrador division, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the preservation and public awareness of the marine heritage and history in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. This award was only given out two previous times in the years of the Alumni Association’s existence.Robert’s book Courting Disaster: True Crime and Mischief on Land and Sea was a Globe and Mail bestseller.A former fish plant worker and educator and a present-day researcher and devotee of all items marine-related, Robert lives in Grand Bank, Newfoundland.

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