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Herbert Selpin’s Titanic

Herbert Selpin’s Titanic

“Everything that could go wrong did go wrong,” says Robert P. Watson, author of “The Nazi Titanic,” about the making of the anti-British propaganda film Titanic. Case in point: Director Herbert Selpin was murdered by the Gestapo before he finished the movie.

Published 08/28/2016

 

The Nazi Titanic

The Nazi Titanic

Germany’s Cap Arcona was mistakenly bombed by the Royal Air Force during the last days of World War II, killing nearly all of the concentration camp prisoners aboard. In “The Nazi Titanic” author Robert Watson tells the story of this largely forgotten Holocaust disaster.

Published 08/27/2016

 

Nagasaki

Nagasaki

In the award-winning “Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War,” author Susan Southard tells the story of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki and the “neglected story of the enduring impact of nuclear war.”

Published 07/23/2016

 

Floodpath

Floodpath

Failing infrastructure is a hot topic these days; this catastrophic failure from 1928 has largely been forgotten.

Published 03/12/2016

 

The St. Francis Dam Failure

The St. Francis Dam Failure

Lessons learned from the St. Francis Dam failure—and its impact on the civil engineering profession at-large.

Published 03/11/2016

 

The Great Lisbon Earthquake, Fire

The Great Lisbon Earthquake, Fire

On All Saints’ Day in 1755, the capital of Portugal was devastated by a combination earthquake-tsunami-firestorm. “People thought it was Judgment Day and that the world was coming to an end,” says Molesky.

Published 02/05/2016

 

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