Story of the Wreck of the Titanic [NOOK Book]

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As the original title page proudly proclaims, A Graphic and Thrilling Account of the Sinking of the Greatest Floating Palace Ever Built, Carrying Down to Watery Graves More Than 1,500 Souls; Giving Exciting Escapes from Death and Acts of Heroism Not Equaled in Ancient or Modern times, Told by the Survivors.

Indeed, of all the “instant books” published after the sinking of the Titanic, this one best captures the spirit of the times, and of the ...
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Story of the Wreck of the Titanic

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Overview

As the original title page proudly proclaims, A Graphic and Thrilling Account of the Sinking of the Greatest Floating Palace Ever Built, Carrying Down to Watery Graves More Than 1,500 Souls; Giving Exciting Escapes from Death and Acts of Heroism Not Equaled in Ancient or Modern times, Told by the Survivors.

Indeed, of all the “instant books” published after the sinking of the Titanic, this one best captures the spirit of the times, and of the public reaction to the disaster. Alongside the harrowing accounts of survivors and their testimony before the Senate investigation, there are chapters of newspaper editorials and sermons preached by prominent clergy. Thus we find that even a hundred years ago, opinion columns were despairing of the modern need for speed, and were calling for stern regulation of the new-fangled “Marconigrams” (radio), while churchmen lauded the spirit of “women and children first,” and preached on “How Shall We View God in the Light of Such a Disaster.” The influence of newspapers on public opinion is also shown in the illustrations, which include many editorial cartoons reacting to the disaster. An essential book for studying the historiography of the Titanic.

This ebook edition features:
• 59 photographs and illustrations from the first edition
• Active table of contents and reflowable text
• Part of the Titanic Landmark Series – republishing eyewitness accounts of the Titanic

Table of Contents:
 • Preface
 • I. The Two Titans
 • II. Story of the Titanic
 • III. Spur of Iceberg Ripped Open Bottom of Titanic
 • IV. Thrilling Story of the Wreck
 • V. Rescue of the Survivors
 • VI. Survivors Reach New York
 • VII. Last Man Off Tells Horrors of Shipwreck
 • VIII. Heroism on the Titanic
 • IX. Thrilling Experiences of Survivors
 • X. Sorrow and Honor and Memory Equal
 • XI. The Responsibility for Fatal Speed
 • XII. Other Contributing Causes of the Disaster
 • XIII. More of the Tragedy
 • XIV. Oddities of the Wreck
 • XV. The Terror of the Seas, By Fred S. Miller
 • XVI. Heroes at the Post of Duty
 • XVII. W. T. Stead, Scholar, Dreamer and Humanitarian
 • XVIII. Many Memorials for Titanic Tragedy
 • XIX. Stories of the Rescued
 • XX. Survivors’ Stories Continued
 • XXI. On the Roll of Honor
 • XXII. Comments of the Press
 • XXIII. Great Marine Disasters in Recent Years
 • XXIV. The Tragedy of the Sea, By Rev. Andrew Johnson
 • XXV. Help for Titanic Sufferers
 • XXVI. Some Pathetic Features of the Tragedy
 • XXVII. Some Fortunate Circumstances
 • XXVIII. Various Descriptions of How the Titanic Disappeared
 • XXIX. U.S. Senators Obtain Facts of Wreck
 • XXX. Investigation Continued
 • XXXI. The Investigation in Washington
 • XXXII. Senate Committee Examines Lookout and Passengers
 • XXXIII. Members of Ship’s Crew on Stand
 • XXXIV. The Bereft in the Boats, By Fred S. Miller
 • XXXV. Titanic’s Dead Brought Back
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014703055
  • Publisher: Tales End Press
  • Publication date: 8/10/2012
  • Series: Titanic Landmark Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,093,992
  • File size: 5 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2001

    the greatest in depth book on the titanic

    this book is the most informational books on this topic since the 'Rising of the Titanic'.

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