Titanic Survivor

Titanic Survivor

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781574093155
Publisher: Sheridan House, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/14/2012
Edition description: Special Centennial Edition
Pages: 276
Sales rank: 611,112
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Violet Jessop (1887-1971) was a maritime stewardess and nurse who survived the sinking of both the Titanic and Britannic. She worked aboard ships into her sixties, traveling all over the world. After her last voyage, she lived the rest of her life in Suffolk, England.

Table of Contents

New Preface xi

Preface 1

Introduction 7

1 The Early Years 13

2 The Railway Interval 17

3 Buenos Aires 21

4 In the Mountains 25

5 Illness and Death 30

6 Repatriation 34

7 In Charge 39

8 Convent Days 46

9 Choosing a Career 50

10 To Sea at Last 56

11 Enter Ned 64

12 Insufferable Passengers 69

13 Troubled Voyage 78

14 The South American Run 85

15 The White Star Line 89

16 Cabin Drama 98

17 Olympic 101

18 (This chapter is missing)

19 Polemic and Lament 110

20 Titanic 115

21 Into the Lifeboat 129

22 Rescue 137

23 Australia and Ned 145

24 Shipboard Romance 157

25 A Nurse in the Great War 161

26 Britannic 171

27 Aftermath 178

28 Peace and Prohibition 188

29 Time Goes Missing 193

30 World Cruise 198

31 At Sea 203

32 The Jinrikisha Man 205

33 The Baroness 210

34 Tom's Downfall 214

Epilogue 221

Appendix I 227

Appendix II 233

Bibliography 235

Index 236

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Titanic Survivor: The Newly Discovered Memoirs of Violet Jessop Who Survived both the Titanic and Britannic Disasters 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Debbie42 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book to read a first had account of the actual sinking of the Titanic. It was very well told. I finished it in 3 days and came away with a sense of how strong and determined to survive Ms. Jessop was. It is a very vivid desription not only the actual sinking of the Titanic but of the Brittanic also, which in my opinion, was worse. I am glad the author took the time to get this lady's story in book form before she passed away. A must read for historic reading lovers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is enthralling and a wonderful porthole into history--but only 2 chapters actually deal with Titanic! I happen to enjoy history, so I loved the book, but I feel the 'Titanic' in the title is more to garner purchases related to the Titanic hype. A great book for history,but for Titanic buffs, not so much.