Finding the Titanic

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Robert Ballard describes how he and his team discovered the Titanic in 1985.  Through a flashback to the story of 12-year old Ruth Becker in 1912, Ballard portrays one of the many stories that has driven his interest to preserve the Titanic on the ocean floor. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Medallion, 2010)

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