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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 sinking of the Titanic has captured the imagination of the public like no other tragedy of the modern age. Lawrence Beesley's eyewitness account of the disastrous voyage stands as one of the most carefully written and authoritative books on the subject, despite the fact that it was published only months after the event. Beesley was uniquely qualified to write this

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The sinking of the Titanic has captured the imagination of the public like no other tragedy of the modern age. Lawrence Beesley's eyewitness account of the disastrous voyage stands as one of the most carefully written and authoritative books on the subject, despite the fact that it was published only months after the event. Beesley was uniquely qualified to write this book, having himself been a second class passenger aboard the SS Titanic. He gives a detailed description of his personal experiences aboard the doomed luxury liner, setting the record straight on many topics, as well as presenting the event from a variety of other perspectives. Rich in both narrative detail and compassion, The Loss of the SS Titanic should be the first port of call for anyone interested in the famous ship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605124209
Publisher:
Akasha Publishing
Publication date:
01/12/2009
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.32(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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome