The Loss of the S.S. Titanic: Its Story and Its Lessons

The Loss of the S.S. Titanic: Its Story and Its Lessons

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by Lawrence Beesley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0618055312

ISBN-13: 9780618055319

Pub. Date: 04/14/2000

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


First published in 1912, just two short months after the sinking of the TITANIC, this hauntingly immediate account opens with Lawrence Beesley's story of arriving onshore and soon after walking through the doors of Messrs. Houghton and Mifflin to tell his tale. THE LOSS OF THE S.S. TITANIC represents Beesley's attempt not just to record the events of the sinking

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First published in 1912, just two short months after the sinking of the TITANIC, this hauntingly immediate account opens with Lawrence Beesley's story of arriving onshore and soon after walking through the doors of Messrs. Houghton and Mifflin to tell his tale. THE LOSS OF THE S.S. TITANIC represents Beesley's attempt not just to record the events of the sinking but to set the record straight. In so doing, he captures both the majesty and the tragedy of this legendary voyage -- the view from the lifeboat as well as that from the deck. Full of wonderful nautical detail and written with a hair-raising clarity, THE LOSS OF THE S.S. TITANIC is an altogether spellbinding tale of that fateful night -- one you won't soon forget.

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ISBN-13:
9780618055319
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/14/2000
Edition description:
1ST MARINE
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.62(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.