The Loss of the S.S. Titanic

The Loss of the S.S. Titanic

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The Loss of the S.S. Titanic by LAWRENCE BEESLEY

First published in 1912, just two short months after the sinking of the TITANIC, this hauntingly immediate account opens with Lawrence Beesley's story of arriving onshore and soon after walking through the doors of Messrs. Houghton and Mifflin to tell his tale. THE LOSS OF THE S.S. TITANIC represents Beesley's attempt not just to record the events of the sinking but to set the record straight. In so doing, he captures both the majesty and the tragedy of this legendary voyage -- the view from the lifeboat as well as that from the deck. Full of wonderful nautical detail and written with a hair-raising clarity, THE LOSS OF THE S.S. TITANIC is an altogether spellbinding tale of that fateful night -- one you won't soon forget.

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BN ID: 2940014563468
Publisher: Del Williams Publishing
Publication date: 04/21/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 203
File size: 314 KB

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The Loss of the SS Titanic 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 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.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
Lawrence Beesley's account is well written. He brings up very interesting facts about ocean travel during the time of the Titanic's maiden voyage. Many of the myths heard regarding the Titanic's construction, captain/crew and the tragic sinking are clarified in this volume by an actual survivor of the tragedy. As with all non-fiction books, this does drag a bit at times but the overall information provided was very good. Extremely well edited. To the reviewer that gave it one star for not having the original illustrations of the Titanic: Nowhere in the description does this claim to be an illustrated book - especially with regard to original drawings of the boat. There are 2 illustrations in the book. One is a cross section of the entire deck system of the Titanic and one picture of the Carpathia. I feel it is unfair to give a book a poor rating based on something a person expected to be there when the description did not claim to have what that person expected. Book reviews should be based on the writing of the author and whether or not the description in Barnes and Noble matches what the book delivers. This is a good, no-nonsense description of events based on the observations of a person who was on the Titanic and survived the ordeal.
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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