Gary Gentile's Andrea Doria Shipwreck Books
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  Andrea Doria: Dive To An Era
GARY GENTILE'S POPULAR DIVE GUIDE SERIES
ISBN 0-9621453-0-0 hardcover with color dust jacket 6 x 9 vertical, 160 pages, 162 color photos, 23 black & white photos.


The collision between the Andrea Doria and the Stockholm has been the subject of unending debate ever since that fateful night of July 25, 1956, when the two liners met so irrevocably. Fifty-two people lost their lives, the Italian Line lost its finest ship, and one of the greatest sea rescues in history made banner headlines that turned the name Andrea Doria into a household word.
Today, the Grand Dame of the Sea rests on her starboard side in 240 feet of cold Atlantic water, fifty miles south of Nantucket. Since the time of her sinking, numerous schemes of hull salvage have been discussed, salvors have penetrated her darkened corridors seeking treasure, and photographers and film makers have captured her slow disintegration.
Chronicled in the pages of this book is the story of the Grand Dame of the Sea after she sank, from Harry Trask's first Pulitzer Prize winning photograph of the Andrea Doria sinking, through the various commercial salvage and photographic expeditions, to the author's many trips to the wreck. Covered are amazing feats such as the salvage of the bronze statue of Admiral Andrea Doria and the recovery of the ship's bell.
Peter Gimbel first dived the Andrea Doria twenty-eight hours after she sank. He returned five times during the next quarter century, sharing through pictures and films his fascination for the magnificent liner. His exploits include the recovery of a safe full of paper money, and en eerie penetration through the smokestack and motor room and out the bottom of the hull. These stories and more are covered in detail.
The author also recounts the highlights of his own expeditions to the famous wreck (now numbering more than fifty). Over the years he has photographed and recovered china, glassware, unique pieces of jewelry from two of the ship's gift shops, and works of art which once decorated the walls. The latter are ceramic panels which were specially commissioned for the Andrea Doria, and which were created by the famous Italian artist, Romano Rui. These panels represent the best in Italian renaissance art.
The Andrea Doria is a ship that did not die upon sinking, but instead found new meaning. She is a time tunnel to an era of transportation now extinct, a remnant of bygone years of transatlantic service. She is a ship that will never be forgotten.
The book is amply illustrated with black and white historical photographs, as well as color photographs of the wreck as it appears on the bottom.
     
 
  Deep Dark and Dangerous (Andrea Doria)
ISBN 1-883056-16-0   hardcover with color dust jacket  216 pages, 69 color photos, 6 black & white photos, 4 deck plans  $25.00

In 1989, Gary Gentile published the classic book on the Grand Dame of the Sea. Andrea Doria: Dive to an Era has been in print continuously ever since, and has sold thousands of copies worldwide to wreck-divers, armchair explorers, ocean liner memorabilia buffs, and the public at large. The book continues to be one of his best-selling titles.
Dive to an Era is still available. In that profusely illustrated volume, the author chronicled the complete story of the Italian ocean liner after she sank, from Harry Traskís Pulitzer Prize winning photograph of the vessel sinking, through the numerous salvage schemes, commercial diving operations, and photographic expeditions, to the authorís personal exploits in the recovery of china, glassware, jewelry, works of art, and the shipís bell - exploits that spanned fifteen years, from the authorís first dive on the wreck in 1974.
Deep, Dark, and Dangerous picks up where Dive to an Era ended. This volume covers another fifteen years of personal exploration of the wreck, from 1989 to 2004.
In these action-packed pages the reader will explore vicariously the deep compartments and dark passageways where danger abounds, anxiety is commonplace, fear is palpable, and death is literally a breath away.
In addition to the historic recovery of great works of art, the author recounts in exacting detail the slow but inevitable collapse of the hull, and examines the flood of fatalities that occurred in recent years.
For those who cannot or will not dive on the Andrea Doria, reading Deep, Dark, and Dangerous is the next best thing to being there.
The author also recounts the highlights of his own expeditions to the famous wreck (now numbering more than fifty). Over the years he has photographed and recovered china, glassware, unique pieces of jewelry from two of the ship's gift shops, and works of art which once decorated the walls. The latter are ceramic panels which were specially commissioned for the Andrea Doria, and which were created by the famous Italian artist, Romano Rui. These panels represent the best in Italian renaissance art.
The Andrea Doria is a ship that did not die upon sinking, but instead found new meaning. She is a time tunnel to an era of transportation now extinct, a remnant of bygone years of transatlantic service. She is a ship that will never be forgotten.
The book is amply illustrated with black and white historical photographs, as well as color photographs of the wreck as it appears on the bottom.
     
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WRECK VALLEY SHIPWRECK CHART POSTER
(NY, NJ)
$16.95

New York and New Jersey Decorative Shipwreck Chart Poster. This poster is brand new and autographed by the artist. Chart Poster is 18" X 24" and printed on quality parchment paper. It depicts over 45 major shipwrecks each painted in beautiful water colors. Suitable for framing. Chart will be rolled and shipped in a protective shipping tube. Buyer pays actual postage. If you are a Wreck Diver don't miss this one its spectacular!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
   
 
       
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