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I Was Shipwrecked on the Andrea Doria!

Michael Poirier reviews a new book on the sinking of the Andrea Doria by Pierette Simpson. Survivors of the Titanic, Empress of Ireland and Lusitania are now gone. The next three major wrecks that still have survivors are the Morro Castle,…

New books celebrate Italian Ocean Liners

In a world increasingly glutted with coffee-table format books, filled with minimal quantities of large-sized text and awash in “rare photographs and memorabilia” that are neither rare nor well-reproduced, it was refreshing to simultaneously…

Andrea Doria : The Sinking of the Unsinkable

As with the “unsinkable” Titanic, there is tragic irony in the “unsinkable” Andrea Doria account. We all know too well what caused the demise of the former: the hull breached by the ripping damage of a gigantic iceberg. But how and why did a newer ship, sailing warm waters and built to withstand a powerful impact, meet its end?