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The Loss of the SS. Titanic
     

The Loss of the SS. Titanic

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by Lawrence Beesley
 

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One of the survivors of the sinking of the Titanic in April 1912, Lawrence Beesley wrote this successful book about his experience, The Loss of the SS Titanic (June, 1912), published just nine weeks after the disaster.

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One of the survivors of the sinking of the Titanic in April 1912, Lawrence Beesley wrote this successful book about his experience, The Loss of the SS Titanic (June, 1912), published just nine weeks after the disaster.

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BN ID:
2940012236937
Publisher:
Cherry Lane Ebooks
Publication date:
03/05/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
521 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. During the filming of A Night to Remember (1958), Beesley famously gatecrashed the set during the sinking scene, hoping to ‘go down with the ship’ that time. But he was spotted by the director, Roy Ward Baker, who vetoed this unscheduled appearance, due to actors' union rules.

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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.