Titanic Survivor: The Newly Discovered Memoirs of Violet Jessop Who Survived both the Titanic and Britannic Disastersby Violet Jessop, John Maxtone-Graham (Editor)
This is the paperbound reprint of a 1997 book. Jessop, an ocean liner stewardess and nurse, survived two famous maritime disasters. Here she spins true tales of wartime, fellow stewards, impossible passengers, philandering shipmates, and exotic ports. Historian Maxtone-Grahame supplies an introduction and annotations. Some b&w photos complement the narrative. Unlike most memoirs, this one, usefully, has an index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Meet the Author
Violet Jessop (1887-1971) was a maritime stewardess and nurse who survived the sinking of both the Titanic and Britannic. She worked aboard ships into her sixties, traveling all over the world. After her last voyage, she lived the rest of her life in Suffolk, England.
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I bought this book to read a first had account of the actual sinking of the Titanic. It was very well told. I finished it in 3 days and came away with a sense of how strong and determined to survive Ms. Jessop was. It is a very vivid desription not only the actual sinking of the Titanic but of the Brittanic also, which in my opinion, was worse. I am glad the author took the time to get this lady's story in book form before she passed away. A must read for historic reading lovers.
This book is enthralling and a wonderful porthole into history--but only 2 chapters actually deal with Titanic! I happen to enjoy history, so I loved the book, but I feel the 'Titanic' in the title is more to garner purchases related to the Titanic hype. A great book for history,but for Titanic buffs, not so much.