Titanic: One Newspaper, Seven Days, and the Truth That Shocked the World

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Montreal, Monday (6.00 a.m.) April 15, 1912

TITANIC STRUCK AN ICEBERG. SENDS MARCONIGRAM ASKING FOR ASSISTANCE. VIRGINIAN GOING TO HER RESCUE.

From New York, Monday. April 15, 1912

"VESSEL SINKING"

STEAMERS ARE TOWING THE TITANIC. AND ENDEAVOURING TO GET HER INTO THE SHOAL WATER NEAR CAPE RACE. FOR THE ...

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Overview

Montreal, Monday (6.00 a.m.) April 15, 1912

TITANIC STRUCK AN ICEBERG. SENDS MARCONIGRAM ASKING FOR ASSISTANCE. VIRGINIAN GOING TO HER RESCUE.

From New York, Monday. April 15, 1912

"VESSEL SINKING"

STEAMERS ARE TOWING THE TITANIC. AND ENDEAVOURING TO GET HER INTO THE SHOAL WATER NEAR CAPE RACE. FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEACHING HER.

From New York, Monday night. April 15, 1912

THE WHITE STAR OFFICIALS NOW ADMIT THAT MANY LIVES HAVE BEEN LOST.

News of the Titanic's catastrophic sinking, days after her maiden voyage, shocked the world. The public was frantic for information and answers, and the London Daily Telegraph, the largest circulating newspaper in the world at the time, was charged with the task of relaying what exactly had happened to the luxury liner. But with false reports abounding and no access to survivors, that task was easier said than done.

Read how a paper, and the world, struggled to find and report the truth of the most disastrous maritime accident in history.

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Library Journal
The 100th anniversary in 2012 of the sinking of Titanic is bringing about a surfeit of books on the subject, and this contribution fills a particular niche. Hines ("I Remember Laura": Laura Ingalls Wilder) reprints the coverage of the disaster by the London Daily Telegraph, the largest circulating newspaper of the time, and adds his own commentary. The results are useful as a gathering of source material (much like the published transcripts of the official U.S. and UK inquires into the sinking) but not completely successful as an examination of contemporary news reporting as suggested in the book's promotional material ("Read how a paper and the world struggled to find and report the truth"). Hines makes the obligatory reference to news being different "before television and Twitter" and notes generally how reporters sometimes fabricated details when none was available. VERDICT The author, in his notes, tut-tuts about the hubris of the ship's owner and builders and of the idea of man conquering nature with an "unsinkable" ship (as all books about Titanic seem to do), but he is good at explaining differences between what was reported in the newspaper articles and what actually happened. Best for Titanic buffs, not necessarily for the general reader.—Megan Hahn Fraser, Univ. of California-Los Angeles Lib.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402256653
  • Publisher: SourceBooks
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

In the last twenty-four years, Stephen W. Hines has published sixteen books with over 600,000 copies in print. He is the author of Little House in the Ozarks, a Publishers Weekly bestseller, I Remember Laura, and The Quiet Little Woman. Hines lives near Nashville with his family and writes a column for The Nolensville Dispatch.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Day 1 Tues day, April 16, 1912: Reporting in the Dark: The Daily Telegraph's Dilemma 1

Day 2 Wednesday, April 17, 1912: Reality Sinks In 31

Day 3 Thursday, April 18, 1912: Relief Work Commences 67

Day 4 Friday, April 19,1912: Where Were the Lifeboats? 95

Day 5 Saturday, April 20, 1912: All the News That Fits We Print 133

Day 6 Sunday, April 21,1912: Remember the Sabbath Day, to Keep It Holy (There was no Sunday newspaper.) 181

Day 7 Monday, April 22,1912: The Blame Game 183

Aftermath 233

Bibliography 237

Acknowledgments 243

Index 245

About the Author 257

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