The Loss of the S. S. Titanic

The Loss of the S. S. Titanic

by Lawrence Beesley
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Hardcover(Complete & Unabridged/Large Print)

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The Loss of the S. S. Titanic by Lawrence Beesley

This is a 1st hand account written by a survivor of the Titanic about that fateful night and the events leading up to it as well as the events that followed its sinking.

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ISBN-13: 9780708993118
Publisher: Thorpe, F. A. Publishers
Publication date: 03/01/2002
Series: Charnwood Large Print Series
Edition description: Complete & Unabridged/Large Print
Pages: 187

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 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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