The Truth About The Titanic

The Truth About The Titanic

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by Archibald Gracie
     
 

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With time running out and the decks awash with the sea, first-class passenger Archibald Gracie was one of the last people to escape the sinking of the Titanic, clinging to an overturned collapsible boat before being rescued. Once safe on the Carpathia, Gracie immediately began writing what has become one of the definitive books on the tragedy.

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With time running out and the decks awash with the sea, first-class passenger Archibald Gracie was one of the last people to escape the sinking of the Titanic, clinging to an overturned collapsible boat before being rescued. Once safe on the Carpathia, Gracie immediately began writing what has become one of the definitive books on the tragedy. The Truth About the Titanic is Gracie’s detailed account of not just his experience the night of April 15, 1912, but that of each of the lifeboats launched that night, as well as the testimony at the inquiry that followed. Although Gracie died before his book was published, The Truth About the Titanic is recognized as one of the most complete and accurate accounts of the tragedy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781443415583
Publisher:
HarperCollins Canada
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
70
Sales rank:
461,938
File size:
417 KB

Meet the Author

Colonel Archibald Gracie IV was an American writer, real estate investor, and survivor of the sinking of the Titanic. Gracie was a member of the prominent Gracie family, which had built the famed Gracie Mansion, currently the residence of the mayor of New York City. He wrote two books, The Truth About Chickamauga and The Truth About the Titanic, a detailed account of the sinking from a survivor’s perspective. Gracie’s health suffered as a result of the ordeal, and he passed away less than eight months later, his dying words being “We must get them all into the boats.”

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Truth about the Titanic 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and heart breaking read. Anyone with an interest in Titanic should take the time to read and absorb the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone with any interest in the Titanic and learning about it thru the survivors prospective will find this a great reading experience.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it.
QB29 More than 1 year ago
I have read many books about the Titianic but few give the minute by minute account of what exactly went on right before, during and after the sinking of the ship. It was very interesting to read about each life boat and the people in them. It is a very good account of the going ons. I would recommend this to any one remotely interested in the Titanic.
LikestoRead46 More than 1 year ago
I still haven't finished this book, since others are more interesting to me. It is a first-person account of the actual ship going down, who was on it, how they acted. Some of that was interesting to me, but am not familiar with the many names, so it wasn't as meaningful to me in this day and age. There are some accounts of people having much courage, and that was inspiring...just a slow book in general.
alc1967 More than 1 year ago
I've read three books written by survivors of the Titan, and this one is by far the best. It is written in an easy to read style, but is complete and thorough in its coverage of the event. If you only read one book by a Titan survivor, this one should be it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In no way would I romanticize the sinking of the Titanic. However, after reading this gentleman's account, I was satisfied. What happened was tragic, lifechanging for each survivor, but he continued on with American and British inquiries, the opinions of nearly all the survivors in each of the lifeboats, ad nauseum. I got the idea without rehashing it for another 100 pages. Alright already!
nadosmom More than 1 year ago
It was good to read and "indisputable" Titantic story. A tragic true tale of who lives and who dies due to man's overconfidence and arrogance.
CusslerRM More than 1 year ago
Interesting but too repetitive in certain chapters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Following the first-hand accounts of some survivors of the Titanic, this book is a gripping portrayal of the last hours of the Titanic. Between the action scenes is very specific background information that helps to personalize the sinking and places the reader in the midst of the confusion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this book good? I am a person who is very interstead in the titanic. Would you recomend this book to me? American Girl 12345
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More or less facts from survivors told. It is very interesting and informative.
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It was Awesome
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You guys should stop talking about gfs and start talking about the book. Anyway, it is a great book for anyone who is intrested in what happened to the Titanic.
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AZSnowman More than 1 year ago
Fascinating read, written by Archibald Gracie. Really gives insight as to how the drama played out the night of the sinking. There are a few spots where the words are out of place, but still an easy read.
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Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
The factual information was very interesting. However, the same information was repeated, almost verbatim, over and over again with each individual's account of the event. The author gave the same accounting for each and every lifeboat on the ship and sometimes more than one individual within that lifeboat. If lifeboat 2 had 3 accounts associated with it, the author started from the beginning as to the number and names of each individual on that boat for each individual telling. It was so repetitive that I had to force myself to finish it. I felt like I was in the twilight zone because I had just read the same information a few pages ago. I have read many books on the Titanic and this was probably the worst I've read. Extremely dry and flat.