Mighty Fitz: The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Mighty Fitz: The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald

by Michael Schumacher

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Overview

The disappearance of the Edmund Fitzgerald remains one of the great unsolved mysteries in maritime history. Michael Schumacher relays in vivid detail the story of the Edmund Fitzgerald, its many productive years on the waters of the Great Lakes, its tragic demise, the search effort and investigation, as well as the speculation and the controversy that followed in the wake of the disaster.
Michael Schumacher is the author of six books. He has written 25 documentaries on Great Lakes shipwrecks, including three about the Edmund Fitzgerald.
"In his ballad, Mr. Lightfoot sang about the Fitz's final tense moments, when "the waves turn minutes to hours: Now the hours have lengthened into years and years into decades-but the allure of this doomed ship and its missing men remains as strong as ever."-Wall Street Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596919938
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 12/01/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 56,545
File size: 755 KB

About the Author

Michael Schumacher is the author of six books, including Family Business, Francis Ford Coppola, There but for fortune, Crossroads, and Dharma Lion. He lives in Wisconsin.
Michael Schumacher has written biographies of Allen Ginsberg, Eric Clapton, Phil Ochs, Francis Ford Coppola, George Mikan, and, most recently, comics pioneer Will Eisner. His other recent books include Wreck of the Carl D.: A True Story of Loss, Survival, and Rescue at Sea, and Mighty Fitz: The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. He lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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Mighty Fitz: The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was so pleased with this book. Without a doubt ,Itis the best I have read so far. I imagine there will be others but So FAR , MIGHTY FITZ has my vote.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Schumacher recounts how the super-freighter "Edmund Fitzgerald" went down with all hands during a monster storm on Lake Superior nearly 40 years ago. His narrative moves along briskly, and he tells a tragic tale with respect for the victims and their families. Lots of interesting detail on how ships are made and what they can be expected to do in the roughest seas. A really good story well-told by a master storyteller.
Gregor1066 More than 1 year ago
I have read several books on the SS Edmund Fritzgerald and this is one of the good ones. It not only provides the story of the Fritz, it adds to the Witch of November story by discussing the Bradley and the Morrell sinkings. It provided all sides of the theory regarding her sinking and quite frankly, I am among the "bottomed out" supporters. Having dove on the SS Regina (victim of the 1913 strom and turned turtle), I could envision the strength of the stroy and the final moments of the ships and crews lives. Wonderful read and another great stroy of the Great Lakes. Superior in this case.
Anonymous 22 days ago
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r8zorback More than 1 year ago
This is a tale that has been on TV and documented in several books and invistigations. Yet, thee is no real answer to what actually happened to send 29 men to a cold and watery grave only 15 miles from safety. Most know the story, but this version seems to look deeper into the men who lived the life of a Great Lakes Sailor. I feel I hve to travel to Whitefish Bay and see it with my own eyes after reading this very interesting and human sory of a terrible tragedy.
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Christine Gustafson More than 1 year ago
There are much better books on the fitz the gales of november is a good one. The mighty fitz talks more about other ships then the fitz for instance there was at least one capter when there were 7 pages on the bradley.