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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Lawrence Beesley, a British schoolteacher, was a second-class passenger on the "Titanic" when it hit an iceberg and sank in two and a half hours. This is Beesley's eyewitness account, written just weeks after the sinking, of his voyage on the "Titanic", the collision with the iceberg, his hours in Lifeboat 13, and his rescue by the "Carpathia". A classic account of

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Lawrence Beesley, a British schoolteacher, was a second-class passenger on the "Titanic" when it hit an iceberg and sank in two and a half hours. This is Beesley's eyewitness account, written just weeks after the sinking, of his voyage on the "Titanic", the collision with the iceberg, his hours in Lifeboat 13, and his rescue by the "Carpathia". A classic account of the story of "Titanic".

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ISBN-13:
9781530124015
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/19/2016
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

Meet the Author

Lawrence Beesley (1878-1967) retired from his position as a science teacher in England when, at age thirty-four, he boarded the S.S. Titanic to go for a holiday in the States. He had been recently widowed and left at home his young son. His account of the epic disaster is widely regarded as one of the fairest and most comprehensive of its kind. Beesley was later portrayed in the classic Titanic film A NIGHT TO REMEMBER.

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The Loss Of The Ss Titanic; Its Story And Its Lessons 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The titanic loss iis very sad. The story is still talked about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The entro was really boring
InTheBookcase More than 1 year ago
I've read many non-fiction books about the Titanic. But this is the first survivor story that I've actually read. It is perfect! Lawrence Beesley's telling of the Titanic's sinking is quite in depth, as he is quite acquainted with the knowledge he shared in his book, but at the same time, it is set forth in an easily understood fashion. He tells of the people he interacted with on board --- the people he met again, rescued on the Carpathia -- and the people that he did not meet again. I immensely enjoyed learning facts upon the subjects of temperatures, icebergs, mileage, lifeboats, and ship communication at sea. What an intelligent man Beesley must have been, to have know so many angles to look at each topic from. Every Titanic buff should read his tale!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lawrence Bessley was a very observant man. He remembers everything. But it can get a bit boring in places. For the most part though it is pretty interesting.
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Love it so much!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was all prepared to enjoy this book but the editing is so poor I am having trouble getting through the first 20 pages. And several of the pages are repeated! I know it was free but I still expected better.
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The best book ever