Author tells untold story of Titanic

To appear at Graves-Hume Library Sept. 19

MENDOTA – Author William Hazelgrove will reveal the real-life heroism and incompetence that shaped the story of the fateful Titanic sinking as he talks about his book One Hundred and Sixty Minutes: The Race to Save the RMS Titanic at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Graves-Hume Public Library in Mendota.

One hundred and sixty minutes was all the time rescuers had before the largest ship in the world slipped beneath the icy Atlantic.

It is a story of a network of wireless operators on land and sea who desperately relayed messages across the dark, frozen North Atlantic to mount a rescue mission.

Hazelgrove will describe the incredible, untold story that shows no one should have died on the night the Titanic sank.

This event is open to all. No library card or registration required.

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