Collision Course: The Classic Story of the Collision of the Andrea Doria and the Stockholm
by Alvin Moscow
Open Road Integrated Media
Nonfiction (Adult), History
Pub Date 11 Dec 2015
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 crossings. She was beautiful ship, decorated with Italian artwork and the best in comfort in all three classes. After 11:00pm on July 25, 1956, the Andrea Doria collided off the coast of Nantucket with the Swedish liner Stockholm. There is still
debated on which ship caused the collision. Mr. Moscow does a great job of detailing the history of both ships and the events leading up to the collision.
The book also includes great pictures and blueprints of both ships. It also includes the series of photos taken the morning after showing the sinking of the Andrea Doria. Many of the survivors' stories, as well as testimony from the inquiries help give the book a very human touch. If you enjoyed Eric Larson's Dead Wake, you will enjoy Collision Course. I would rate it 4 out of 5 stars.
Thank you to NetGalley for a copy in exchange for a fair review.