Stephens Gerard Malone Shares His Favourite Read from our #GiftAtlantic Collection
Atlantic’s Last Stop
If you pick up a copy of Atlantic’s Last Stop by Bob Chaulk for a Christmas gift, wrap it immediately. My gift-to-self didn’t even make it under the tree.
Long overshadowed by the sinking of the Titanic and the Empress of Ireland, the fateful and mysterious last hours of the doomed Atlantic in 1873, with the loss of 550, practically on Halifax’s doorstep, has finally been given the definitive treatment. Exhaustively researched, engaging, lavishly illustrated, Atlantic’s Last Stop includes passenger and crew lists, specifications and epilogues.
The book clarifies long-standing myths: blame, weather conditions, locked doors to steerage. It examines the question: just how accurate were those heroic newspaper and Currier and Ives images of the disaster?
As a bonus, Chaulk has dived the wreck, adding insight to what remains sunken off the Prospect coast almost 150 years later.
If I were an executive at Netflix, I’d option this one. Except for old Rose tossing her necklace, it’s got everything.
Stephens Gerard Malone also has a book in our #GiftAtlantic collection, a historical novel called The History of Rain.