The Loss Of The S. S. Titanic [NOOK Book]

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One of the survivors of the sinking of the Titanic in April 1912, Beesley wrote a successful book about his experience, The Loss of the SS Titanic (June, 1912), published just nine weeks after the disaster. He saw two second class women who tried to get on a lifeboat, who were told to go back to their own deck, that their lifeboats were waiting there. - from Wikipedia
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The Loss Of The S. S. Titanic

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Overview

One of the survivors of the sinking of the Titanic in April 1912, Beesley wrote a successful book about his experience, The Loss of the SS Titanic (June, 1912), published just nine weeks after the disaster. He saw two second class women who tried to get on a lifeboat, who were told to go back to their own deck, that their lifeboats were waiting there. - from Wikipedia
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012214133
  • Publisher: McCarthy Press
  • Publication date: 3/10/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 666,806
  • File size: 102 KB

Meet the Author

Lawrence Beesley (December 31, 1877 – February 14, 1967) was a Science teacher, journalist and author who was a survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. He was born in Wirksworth, Derbyshire. - from Wikipedia
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2012

    Nook edition does not contain the original illustrations, no TOC

    I bought this because I've been searching for a Nook edition with the original illustrations. This edition does not contain them, despite the "illustrated" in the description. Nor does it contain a proper table of contents.

    The tale is riveting, however. A very worthy read from a survivor of the tragedy. By all means, search for a proper version of this book.

    The "illustrated" version here contains generic photographs of the titanic, icebergs, and a photoshopped sunset anyone can find using google image search.

    You can find a better formatted version of this at Project Gutenburg, which unfortunately does not contain the original illustrations.

    I'll keep searching for a better formatted version with the original illustrations. If I find the illustrations online somewhere, I'll make my own epub file and share it here.

    Do not recommend this particular edition.

    However, I do recommend this author's account of the tragedy.

    14 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Mesp

    Awesome

    4 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Epic! Youll love it

    Awsome

    4 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    I love Titantic books and this one is real.

    I love Titantic books and this one is real.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Worth it, barely

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2012

    Good reading for Titanic buffs

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    Awesome story and illustrations

    Awesome story and illustrations

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    Posted June 8, 2012

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    Posted April 25, 2011

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    Posted April 27, 2012

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