The Loss of the S. S. Titanic

The Loss of the S. S. Titanic

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by Lawrence Beesley
     
 

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The history of the R.M.S. Titanic, of the White Star Line, is one of the most tragically short it is possible to conceive. The world had waited expectantly for its launching and again for its sailing; had read accounts of its tremendous size and its unexampled completeness and luxury; had felt it a matter of the greatest satisfaction that such a comfortable, and above…  See more details below

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The history of the R.M.S. Titanic, of the White Star Line, is one of the most tragically short it is possible to conceive. The world had waited expectantly for its launching and again for its sailing; had read accounts of its tremendous size and its unexampled completeness and luxury; had felt it a matter of the greatest satisfaction that such a comfortable, and above all such a safe boat had been designed and built - the "unsinkable lifeboat"; - and then in a moment to hear that it had gone to the bottom as if it had been the veriest tramp steamer of a few hundred tons; and with it fifteen hundred passengers, some of them known the world over! The improbability of such a thing ever happening was what staggered humanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421817965
Publisher:
1st World Library
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(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 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Titantic books and this one is real.
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Awesome story and illustrations
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Awsome
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Awesome