The Loss of the S. S. Titanic: Its Story and Its Lessons

The Loss of the S. S. Titanic: Its Story and Its Lessons

by Lawrence Beesley

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The Loss of the S. S. Titanic: Its Story and Its Lessons by Lawrence Beesley

The circumstances in which this book came to be written are as follows. Some five weeks after the survivors from the Titanic landed in New York, I was the guest at luncheon of Hon. Samuel J. Elder and Hon. Charles T. Gallagher, both well-known lawyers in Boston. After luncheon I was asked to relate to those present the experiences of the survivors in leaving the Titanic and reaching the Carpathia.
When I had done so, Mr. Robert Lincoln O'Brien, the editor of the Boston Herald, urged me as a matter of public interest to write a correct history of the Titanic disaster, his reason being that he knew several publications were in preparation by people who had not been present at the disaster, but from newspaper accounts were piecing together a description of it. He said that these publications would probably be erroneous, full of highly coloured details, and generally calculated to disturb public thought on the matter. He was supported in his request by all present, and under this general pressure I accompanied him to Messrs. Houghton Mifflin Company, where we discussed the question of publication.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546590149
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/11/2017
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About 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; Its Story And Its Lessons 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The titanic loss iis very sad. The story is still talked about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The entro was really boring
InTheBookcase More than 1 year ago
I've read many non-fiction books about the Titanic. But this is the first survivor story that I've actually read. It is perfect! Lawrence Beesley's telling of the Titanic's sinking is quite in depth, as he is quite acquainted with the knowledge he shared in his book, but at the same time, it is set forth in an easily understood fashion. He tells of the people he interacted with on board --- the people he met again, rescued on the Carpathia -- and the people that he did not meet again. I immensely enjoyed learning facts upon the subjects of temperatures, icebergs, mileage, lifeboats, and ship communication at sea. What an intelligent man Beesley must have been, to have know so many angles to look at each topic from. Every Titanic buff should read his tale!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lawrence Bessley was a very observant man. He remembers everything. But it can get a bit boring in places. For the most part though it is pretty interesting.
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Love it so much!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was all prepared to enjoy this book but the editing is so poor I am having trouble getting through the first 20 pages. And several of the pages are repeated! I know it was free but I still expected better.
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The best book ever