Titanic

Titanic

by Filson Young

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Overview

The story of the sinking of the Titanic based on first hand accounts collected in the days and weeks following the disaster. The story of the Titanic is now well known. But in the months following the disaster wild speculation was rife. On Thursday 22 May 1912, a mere 37 days after the sinking, respected London publisher Grant Richards, delivered Filson Young's book to booksellers around the capital. It was the first attempt to plot the demise of the unsinkable ship from a well-respected writer who had already argued in the light of the Oceana sinking, for proper use of the wireless on board ships. Both Filson and Grant knew victims of the sinking and both worked hard to gather first-hand testimony to use in the book. Much of his telling of the story still stands today and his speculations about the feeling of daily life aboard the doomed ship are used in books and films on the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781727704341
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/08/2018
Pages: 90
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.19(d)

About the Author

Filson Young was a influential journalist and writer. He had visited Belfast in the summer of 1911 to see the Titanic under construction and following the Titanic disaster went to Southampton to see her sister ship Olympic leave for America. He walked around on board and understood the feeling of unsinkability that had given such false confidence to the passengers and crew aboard the Titanic. He wrote many popular books including The Trial of Hawley Harvey Crippen.

Table of Contents

1 The Giant Ship Takes Shape 6

2 Noon, Wednesday 10 April 1912: Titanic Slips Out of Southampton 16

3 Afternoon, Thursday 11 April: Port of Cherbourg 29

4 Morning, Friday 12 April 34

5 April Ice 45

6 The Passengers 51

7 Sunday at Sea 59

8 'Close the Water-Tight Doors': 11.40pm Sunday 14 April 64

9 Muster on the Boat Deck 69

10 'Women & Children First': The Lowering of the Lifeboats 73

11 'Every Man for Himself' 86

12 The Band Plays On 93

13 'She is Gone': 2.20am Monday 15 April 102

14 Cries from the Sea 114

15 Saviour of the Survivors: Captain Rostron of the Carpathia 123

16 Final Destination, New York: Evening, Thursday 18 April 134

17 Heroes 146

List of Illustrations 155

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Titanic 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 77 reviews.
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I love the movie soo much ~ It is just soo sad, & romantic c:
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The titanic exhibit is aweaome i went there on my birthday. Can you believe my parents wouldnt buy mr the $24000 signed model? Not fair!!!!! JK But it was amazing!!! My hand print is in tje ice berg so cool!!!!
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I found this book to be very well written. Much of the observations about the behaviour of people under stress rings true still today.
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