The Loss of the S. S. Titanic

The Loss of the S. S. Titanic

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by Lawrence Beesley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1421818965

ISBN-13: 9781421818962

Pub. Date: 05/28/2006

Publisher: 1st World Library

The sinking of the Titanic has captured the imagination of the public like no other tragedy of the modern age. Lawrence Beesley's eyewitness account of the disastrous voyage stands as one of the most carefully written and authoritative books on the subject, despite the fact that it was published only months after the event. Beesley was uniquely qualified to write this

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The sinking of the Titanic has captured the imagination of the public like no other tragedy of the modern age. Lawrence Beesley's eyewitness account of the disastrous voyage stands as one of the most carefully written and authoritative books on the subject, despite the fact that it was published only months after the event. Beesley was uniquely qualified to write this book, having himself been a second class passenger aboard the SS Titanic. He gives a detailed description of his personal experiences aboard the doomed luxury liner, setting the record straight on many topics, as well as presenting the event from a variety of other perspectives. Rich in both narrative detail and compassion, The Loss of the SS Titanic should be the first port of call for anyone interested in the famous ship.

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ISBN-13:
9781421818962
Publisher:
1st World Library
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)

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The Loss of the S. S. Titanic 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some good insight into the disaster from an eye witness. But rather lengthy at times about details that are beyond the scope of the author. Still if you're a Titanic buff you will get some value out of it. Note: no illustrations in this version contrary to what is said. Disappointing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Insightful and a must for the Titantic buff. The first-hand account from the perspective of a survivor is riveting. However, Beesley becomes a bit "preachy" in the second half of the book, telling the reader what he feels went wrong and what should be done to correct those mistakes. But, when taken in context of the time it was written, it is a very interesting viewpoint of an actual survivor of the sinking of the Titanic.