Collision Course: The Classic Story of the Collision of the Andrea Doria and the Stockholm

Collision Course The Classic Story of the Collision of the Andrea Doria and the Stockholm The definitive New York Times bestselling account One of the most intriguing and thought provoking books about shipwreck since A Night to Remember The Detroit News One of the largest fastest and mos

  • Title: Collision Course: The Classic Story of the Collision of the Andrea Doria and the Stockholm
  • Author: Alvin Moscow
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  • Page: 477
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  • The definitive New York Times bestselling account One of the most intriguing and thought provoking books about shipwreck since A Night to Remember The Detroit News One of the largest, fastest, and most beautiful ships in the world, the Andrea Doria was on her way to New York from her home port in Genoa Departing from the United States was the much smaller Stockholm.The definitive New York Times bestselling account One of the most intriguing and thought provoking books about shipwreck since A Night to Remember The Detroit News One of the largest, fastest, and most beautiful ships in the world, the Andrea Doria was on her way to New York from her home port in Genoa Departing from the United States was the much smaller Stockholm On the foggy night of July 25, 1956, fifty three miles southeast of Nantucket in the North Atlantic, the Stockholm sliced through the Doria s steel hull Within minutes, water was pouring into the Italian liner Eleven hours later, she capsized and sank into the ocean In this electrifying book, Associated Press journalist Alvin Moscow, who covered the court hearings that sought to explain the causes of the tragedy and interviewed all the principals, re creates with compelling accuracy the actions of the ships officers and crews, and the terrifying experiences of the Doria s passengers as they struggled to evacuate a craft listing so severely that only half of its lifeboats could be launched Newsweek Recounting the heroic, rapid response of other ships which averted a catastrophe of the same scale as that of the Titanic and the official inquest, Moscow delivers a fact filled, fascinating drama of this infamous maritime disaster, and explains how a supposedly unsinkable ship ended up at the bottom of the sea In the New York Times Book Review, Walter Lord, author of A Night to Remember, said of Collision Course More than a magnificent analysis of the accident and sinking it is a warmly compassionate document, full of understanding for the people on each side.

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    • Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley. I’m not sure when I first heard of the Andrea Doria. I think it was a series on the History Channel or National Geographic. There was some series about famous shipwrecks that was pretty awesome. That’s where I first heard about this accident that occurred in the 1950s. The Andrea Doria was the ship of Italy. It was a flagship, a queen, an empress of the seas. She was the Titanic without the term “unsinkable” and the proper number of lifeboats. It sank hours [...]


    • I was just 5 years old in 1956 whem my family returned from a trip to Denmark . We had traveled on the Stockholm and much to our surprize the ship had it's collision on it's very next trip between New York and Copenhagen. I've read this book several times and it's very hard to put down once you start.


    • I ws attracted to this story as I remember seeing pictures of the collision when I was young. It is a story of a tragedy that could have and should have been avoided. The author has updated the book with information about divers exploring the wreck of the Andre Dorea over the years.






    • If you're older than, say, 65, you might remember where you were when the Stockholm crashed into the Andrea Doria. I'm considerably younger than that, and had never heard of this boat crash, which apparently riveted the world in 1956. But I'm a sucker for maritime tragedies. I love seeing ordinary people turn into heroes, and I love reading about disasters I will likely never experience firsthand. (All the thrill of vicarious danger and none of the anxiety that I'm in danger of this happening to [...]


    • The appeal of disaster stories lies in the details of the how and why but also in learning about the people who are affected. Who was at fault? What steps could have been taken to avert tragedy? What were the consequences? Alvin Moscow attempts to answer these questions in the book Collison Course, which tells the story of the Andrea Doria and the Stockholm, two passenger ships that collided off the coast of Nantucket on July 25, 1956.The Stockholm was outbound from the United States and the And [...]


    • I stayed up way too late reading this riveting account. I had a copy from the library that was stamped 1965 so it was a great old hardcover with that old book smell that just added to the story.


    • True story of a collision of two ships - which often almost happens, or used to before global positioning and satellites and computers. Andrea Doria was the pride of Italy, while the Swedes were equally and justifiably proud of their own competence of boat building and navigating. The Swedish boat that Andrea Doria happened to ram into was in fact correct in its course and maneuvers when they realised they were too close while Andrea Doria turning towards land rather than as would have been corr [...]


    • Reads like a novelA rather heartbreaking incident in history has names and identities they might otherwise not have had. A great read about a fascinating subject.


    • As the title says, this is the original story of the collision of the Andrea Doria and the Stockholm with some additional updates. It is factual to the best of the author’s ability and all conversations and observations have been noted by passengers that were there. The additional added story is what has become of the Andrea Doria since her sinking, the attempts to recover her and also the dive attempts to salvage the riches and gems that were rumored to have gone down with the ship.The author [...]


    • ​Collision Course: The Classic Story of the Collision of the Andrea Doria and the Stockholm was written by Alviin Moscow in 1959, just three years after the event. Over the years, the author has updated the book as new information became available. The latest edition is dated 2015 and includes information about the continuing efforts to explore the wreck.The Andrea Doria was the definition in Italian elegance when she sailed between Geno, Italy and New York. She had made over one hundred cross [...]


    • I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a review. I have mixed feelings about this book. The subject matter was presented in a clear and interesting way, and I enjoyed the suspense leading up to the collision and the drama of the courtroom proceedings. This is a well-written book that, for the most part, has withstood the passing of time. I did not realize when I requested Collision Course, that this is a reprint of a book that has been updated many times, most rece [...]


    • First published in the late 1950s, this is a crew-centered telling of the 1956 collision of the Andrea Doria and the Stockholm. By crew-centered, I mean it's more focused on the captains and the crews than on the passengers. Not that there is any shortage of attention on the passengers when the Andrea Doria is sinking; after it sank, however, the story mostly concentrates on the investigation of the collision, the insurance claims, settlement payments, and what happened to the captains and speci [...]


    • This book was first published in 1959 just a few years after the collision of the two vessels, but there are updates in this latest edition. It is a fast read and mostly interesting, but obviously technology had advanced considerably in the years since the ANDREA DORIA went down. The author covers the tense minutes leading to the collision between the STOCKHOLM and the ANDREA DORIA in great detail as well as the efforts to save the passengers aboard the great liner. What amazed me were how many [...]


    • You know the story of the Titanic, but do you know about the Andrea Doria? "Collision Course" is a thrilling and detailed account of the Andrea Doria disaster, much in the vein of Walter Lord's "A Night to Remember." Chances are you've seen the Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of the Andrea Doria's end, but the story of how she collided with the Stockholm off the coast of Nantucket in 1956 is largely forgotten these days. Multiple human errors (some influenced by company pressure to arrive in port o [...]


    • A very engaging read, told from several perspectives. Having worked on cruise ships many years ago, I found the story absolutely enthralling. There were details about the ships that were so familiar, circumstances that made me feel sorry for the officers involved, and then actions that made me cringe, and even angry. Of course, I worked at a time when we had many, many safety drills, so the actions of some crew members were bewildering to me. I could have done without some of the updates at the [...]


    • Although the first edition of this book was written only 3 years after the 1956 collision and sinking of the Andrea Doria, the book holds up very well as a riveting and detailed account of the collision itself aboard both ships, the rescues and tragedies experienced by its survivors, and the aftermath.I especially liked the updated chapters on the salvage and scuba diving experiences on the wreck. This is a white knuckled account, and it is just the kind of book that I love: one that's hard to p [...]


    • In the early sixties when I was a young teenager, we lived in a small town that barely had a library. I resorted to reading my father's Readers Digest Condensed books. One of them was Collision Course. I've thought about it for over 50 years and finally decided to read it again. I enjoyed the second read at least as much as the first. Moscow presents the facts without speculation as to what people were thinking,etc. resulting in an interesting read. I wish more nonfiction writers would realize t [...]


    • It has been a long time since I've been so obsessed with a book! I would consider this book one of the top 10 (or even one of the top five) books I have read in my entire life. And I've been reading since John F. Kennedy was President!In addition to a very interesting subject, the author is an excellent writer, and is easy to read.Out of 5 stars, I would give this book 10 stars!!!!!


    • Fog disaster This appears to be an accurate accounting of this tragic event. It takes you hour by hour through what led up to the collision through the eyes of the survivors. The book also depicts the post collision dives to the wreck at 250 plus feet and 47 degree temps. All in all it was a good read.


    • This true story is a compelling tale of disaster, and one of the best books that I have read recently. You can feel the implacable might of the sea, the desperation of the passengers and crewmen, and the vagaries of fate that ended in survival or death. I highly recommend it!I received this book as an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


    • Collision Course is a very detailed somewhat dry account of the tragic sea collision in 1956 between the luxurious Italian Liner Andrea Doria and the Stockholm. Illustrations and photos give this book the fourth star. andreadoria/


    • An in depth and very interesting look at the sinking of the Andrea Doria, including the aftermath and the trial. A book filled with facts and detail



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