William Blower's first novel is a chilling story of revenge and sabotage against the builders of the Titanic that goes horribly wrong, resulting in the terrible tragedy that claimed the lives of 1500 innocent...
Dangerous Betrayal chronicles a story of hatred and revenge directed at the builders of Titanic. Viktor Tesla, the brilliant psychotic nephew of America’s greatest inventor, watches helplessly as his spineless uncle is deprived time and again of the considerable fortune and recognition that he needs and deserves.
Viktor goes over the edge when everything is destroyed in a poorly disguised arson fire. He accidentally learns that his uncle’s tormentor is also the man who is providing the funds to build Titanic. Totally Insane but brilliantly clever and seething with hatred, Viktor single handedly concocts and carries out a bold plan to disable Titanic mid-ocean and to use the incident to regain his uncle’s rightful fortune.
The plan is thwarted by man’s ultimate enemy, unforgiving nature. Everything goes horribly wrong and 1512 people die a terrible death on a freezing morning in 1912.
One hundred years ago on May 7, 1915, The Lusitania was torpedoed by a German Submarine and sank off the coast of Ireland with a loss of 1,198 lives. Although not as famous as the Titanic disaster that took 1517 lives, the sinking of Lusitania was nonetheless a terrible loss of innocent life. Her sinking […]
Lady Duff Gordon, aka Lucille, was a famous designer of women’s clothing and one of the survivors of the Titanic. She became a focal point of criticism when her Husband, Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon was suspected of bribing Titanic crewmen manning their lifeboat so they would not rescue others. Whether he actually did bribe them […]
Of the many psychic predictions purported to have foretold of the Titanic disaster, the granddaddy of all occurs in Morgan Robertson’s novella, Futility – The Wreck of the Titan. It was penned in 1898, several years before the Olympic class of ships was even conceived. The fictional Titan and the Titanic are more than comparable, […]
Passengers on the Titanic were experiencing a novel communications device. For a small fee they could send a personal Marconi wireless message to friends or relatives, announcing their impending arrival in New York, or to rave about the magnificent appointments of the ship. Among the first class passengers were such dignitaries as John Jacob Astor, […]
We recently spent 16 days on a modern luxury cruise ship. As we toured Australia and New Zealand, I wondered, How does the Titanic compare with a modern cruise ship? It is important to note that there is a basic difference between the intent of an ocean liner and that of a cruise ship. An […]
Eighty-seven years ago the second worst disaster in California history destroyed the better part of six small towns and killed approximately 600 people. A wall of water devastated the Santa Clarita Valley, 40 miles north of Los Angeles, as the St. Francis Dam crumbled into a mass of concrete debris shortly after midnight on March […]
Strange as it may seem, when pondering the luxury built into the Titanic, I find it to be a contradiction. White Star Lines wanted new larger ships to take maximum advantage of the profit generated by the flow of immigrants heading to America. As one who has studied the Titanic saga from all angles, I […]
When the Olympic class of ships was created, Olympic, Titanic and Britannic were the largest moving vehicles ever made. Titanic was the showcase ship, and when finished was a monster. She was 882 feet long, 92 feet wide, 60 feet from the water line to the boat deck, and weighed 66,000 tons. Three huge steam […]
Welcome to Titanic Profiles! This is the first in a series of blogs that will explore and dissect every facet of the Titanic, her creation, her terrible end, and the movers and shakers who brought her into existence. Your comments are welcomed and invited. The mystery of the Titanic remains as real as if it […]