Shadow of the Titanic: The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived

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Atria Books #ad - Although we think we know the story of titanic—the famously luxurious and supposedly unsinkable ship that struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Britain to America—very little has been written about what happened to the survivors after the tragedy. Today, one hundred years after that fateful voyage, Shadow of the Titanic adds an important new dimension to our understanding of this enduringly fascinating story.

Bruce ismay, to lesser known second- and third-class passengers such as the Navratil brothers—who were traveling under assumed names because they were being abducted by their father. The sights and sounds of that night would haunt each of the vessel’s 705 survivors for the rest of their days. Andrew wilson brings to life the colorful voices of many of those who lived to tell the tale, Lady Duff Gordon, from famous survivors like Madeleine Astor who became a bride, and a mother all within a year, a widow, an heiress, and White Star Line chairman J.

Shadow of the Titanic: The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived #ad - Then, as the ship sank to the ocean floor and the passengers slowly died from hypothermia, an even more awful silence settled over the sea. Some reputations were destroyed, and some survivors were so psychologically damaged that they took their own lives in the years that followed. In the early morning hours of april 15, the icy waters of the North Atlantic reverberated with the desperate screams of more than 1, women, 1912, 500 men, and children—passengers of the once majestic liner Titanic.

How did they cope in the aftermath of this horrific event? how did they come to remember that night, a disaster that has been likened to the destruction of a small town? Drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished letters, and diaries as well as interviews with survivors’ family members, award-winning journalist and author Andrew Wilson reveals how some used their experience to propel themselves on to fame, memoirs, while others were so racked with guilt they spent the rest of their lives under the Titanic’s shadow.

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The Story of the Titanic As Told by Its Survivors Dover Maritime

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Dover Publications #ad - Both are full-length books published soon after the disaster. Each has become extremely rare today. Why does the sinking of the titanic hold such fascination for us? Many reasons have been advanced for the continuing fascination of this epic tragedy, but none, we think, can contribute as much to an understanding of it as the four accounts collected in this volume.

All four authors were survivors, and each presents the catastrophe from his own viewpoint; the icy waters, and the heroism, the cries of the drowning, the confusion, are given an intensely personal immediacy. This volume contains, complete and unabridged, "The Loss of the S. S. Archibald Gracie. The last section is a dramatic tale by the Titanic's surviving wireless operator, Harold Bride.

The Story of the Titanic As Told by Its Survivors Dover Maritime #ad - It includes the story of the "white-washing" inquiries into the Titanic's safety measures. The third story in this volume, " was written by one of the only officers to survive the catastrophe, "Titanic, Commander Lightoller. Titanic, " by lawrence beesley, and "The Truth about the Titanic, " by Col.

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A Night to Remember: The Sinking of the Titanic The Titanic Chronicles Book 1

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Open Road Media #ad - At 2:15 a. M. Men changed into their evening clothes to meet death with dignity. And in steerage, hundreds fought bitterly against certain death. 1 new york times bestseller: the definitive book on the sinking of the Titanic, based on interviews with survivors, by the author of The Miracle of Dunkirk. The ship’s band played “Autumn.

Five minutes later, the Titanic was gone. Based on interviews with sixty-three survivors, Lord’s moment-by-moment account is among the finest books written about one of the twentieth century’s bleakest nights. Passengers described it as the impact of a heavy wave, a scraping noise, or the tearing of a long calico strip.

A Night to Remember: The Sinking of the Titanic The Titanic Chronicles Book 1 #ad - In fact, and it served as the death knell for 1, it was the sound of the world’s most famous ocean liner striking an iceberg, 500 souls. In the next two hours and forty minutes, the maiden voyage of the Titanic became one of history’s worst maritime accidents. At first, no one but the lookout recognized the sound.

As the ship’s deck slipped closer to the icy waterline, women pleaded with their husbands to join them on lifeboats.

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The Truth About The Titanic

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HarperPerennial Classics #ad - Once safe on the carpathia, Gracie immediately began writing what has become one of the definitive books on the tragedy. With time running out and the decks awash with the sea, first-class passenger Archibald Gracie was one of the last people to escape the sinking of the Titanic, clinging to an overturned collapsible boat before being rescued.

The truth about the titanic is gracie’s detailed account of not just his experience the night of April 15, but that of each of the lifeboats launched that night, 1912, as well as the testimony at the inquiry that followed. Although gracie died before his book was published, The Truth About the Titanic is recognized as one of the most complete and accurate accounts of the tragedy.

The Truth About The Titanic #ad - Harperperennial classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

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The Night Lives On: The Untold Stories and Secrets Behind the Sinking of the "Unsinkable" Ship-Titanic The Titanic Chronicles Book 2

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Open Road Media #ad - Walter lord’s a night to remember was a landmark work that recounted the harrowing events of April 14, 1912, when the British ocean liner RMS Titanic went down in the North Atlantic Ocean, a book that inspired a classic movie of the same name. In this new york times bestseller, the author of A Night to Remember and The Miracle of Dunkirk revisits the Titanic disaster.

In the night lives on, lord takes the exploration further, revealing information about the ship’s last hours that emerged in the decades that followed, and separating myths from facts.  . Was the ship really christened before setting sail on its maiden voyage? what song did the band play as water spilled over the bow? How did the ship’s wireless operators fail so badly, not come to the rescue? Lord answers these questions and more, and why did the nearby Californian, just ten miles away when the Titanic struck the iceberg, in a gripping investigation of the night when approximately 1, 500 victims were lost to the sea.

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Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World

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Crown #ad - Through them, politics, culture, we gain insight into the arts, and sexual mores of a world both distant and near to our own. In gilded lives, fatal voyage, historian Hugh Brewster seamlessly interweaves personal narratives of the lost liner’s most fascinating people with a haunting account of the fateful maiden crossing.

More than ever, we ask ourselves, “What would we have done?”. Gilded lives, fatal voyage takes us behind the paneled doors of the Titanic’s elegant private suites to present compelling, memorable portraits of her most notable passengers. The titanic has often been called "An exquisite microcosm of the Edwardian era, ” but until now, her story has not been presented as such.

Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World #ad - Employing scrupulous research and featuring 100 rarely seen photographs, major archibald butt; writer helen churchill candee; the artist Frank Millet; movie actress Dorothy Gibson; the celebrated couturiere Lady Duff Gordon; aristocrat Noelle, memorable portraits of her most notable passengers: millionaires John Jacob Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim; President Taft's closest aide, he accurately depicts the ship’s brief life and tragic denouement and presents compelling, the Countess of Rothes; and a host of other travelers.

And with them, we gather on the titanic’s sloping deck on that cold, starlit night and observe their all-too-human reactions as the disaster unfolds.

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Titanic: A Survivor's Story

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Sutton #ad - Here is a survivor's vivid account of the greatest maritime disaster in history. He provides details of those final moments, jumped into lifeboats as they were being lowered, including names of passengers pulled from the ocean and of those men who, in a panic, causing injury and further danger to life.

The information contained in Gracie's account is available from no other source. Walter lord, author of a night to remember, comments that gracie's book—written shortly before he died from the exposure he suffered on that night—is "invaluable for chasing down who went in what boat, " and calls Gracie "an indefatigable detective.

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The Loss Of The S.S. Titanic

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HarperPerennial Classics #ad - Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library. Titanic on its maiden voyage in April 1912. Published amid the continued media frenzy a scant nine weeks following the tragedy, The Loss of the S. S. Titantic is lawrence Beesley’s compelling first-person account of the tragic sinking of the R.

M. S. The loss of the S. S. Titanic draws on beesley’s experience as a second-class passenger and survivor, and, because of its rich detail and unique perspective, continues to be considered to be one of the most authoritative books about the disaster. Harperperennial classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms.

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The Sinking of the Titanic Annotated: 1912 Survivor Accounts

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Seattle Miracle Press #ad - Not a tiny blaze, but a roaring inferno that probably contributed to the disaster. Reality: the ship was on fire from the time it left Southampton. Copyright 1967library of Congress Catalog Number 98-96592. Bruce caplan took the original work and edited and abridged the book to include new information and today is a much sought-after public speaker and consided a premier Titanic expert.

The Sinking of the Titanic Annotated: 1912 Survivor Accounts #ad - His narrative reads like a novel, yet every word is true. Myth: the ship was safest when it left port. The very first narrative published after the titanic's demise! The Titanic was on fire before it hit the iceberg! Shortly after the Titanic sank on the morning of April 15, 1912, author Logan Marshall compiled a history of the tragic event.

Myth: all the men patiently stood by and let the women and children enter the few lifeboats. Reality: men were shot on deck as they attempted to board the lifeboats and save their own lives. Now in the Seventeenth printing.

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On a Sea of Glass: The Life and Loss of the RMS Titanic

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Amberley Publishing #ad - The stories of passengers of all classes and crewmembers alike, are explored. Never again would a large passenger liner sail without lifeboats for all. The rest either drowned or froze to death in the icy-cold waters of the North Atlantic. Made special by the use of so many rare survivor accounts from the eye witnesses to that night to remember, the narrative places the reader in the middle of the maiden voyage, and brings the tragic sinking to life as never before.

How could this 'unsinkable' vessel sink and why did so few of those aboard survive? The authors bring the tragedy to life, telling the story of the ship's design, construction and maiden voyage. The stories of individuals who sailed on her, many previously known only as names on yellowing passenger and crew lists, are brought to light using rarely seen accounts of the sinking.

On a Sea of Glass: The Life and Loss of the RMS Titanic #ad - On the night of 14/15 april 1912, the largest and most luxurious vessel in the world at the time, supposedly unsinkable ship, a brand-new, collided with an iceberg and sank on her maiden voyage. Of the 2, 208 people on board, only 712 were saved. Profusely illustrated, including many rare and unique views of the ship and those who sailed on her, this is as accurate and engrossing a telling of the life of the White Star Line's Titanic and her sinking as you will read anywhere.

They tell the dramatic stories of lives lost and people saved, of the rescue ship Carpathia, and of the aftermath of the sinking. Despite the tragedy, the sinking of the Titanic indirectly led to untold numbers of lives being saved due to new regulations that came into force after the tragedy.

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Voyagers of the Titanic: Passengers, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Aristocrats, and the Worlds They Came From

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William Morrow #ad - Commemorating the centennial anniversary of the great disaster, Voyagers of the Titanic offers a fascinating, uniquely original view of one of the most momentous catastrophes of the 20th century. With voyagers of the titanic, richard davenport-Hines gives us a magnificent history of the people intimately connected with the infamous ship—from deal-makers and industry giants, like J.

Voyagers of the Titanic: Passengers, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Aristocrats, and the Worlds They Came From #ad - P. An astonishing work. Julian fellowes, creator and executive producer of “Downton Abbey”“A book well worthy of marking the centenary of the crystal-clear night when the immense ship slid to her terrible doom. Simon winchester, new york times bestselling author of The Professor and the MadmanIt has been one hundred years since the sinking of the passenger liner Titanic in the North Atlantic, yet worldwide fascination with the epic tragedy remains as strong as ever.

. Morgan, who built and operated it; to molly brown, john Jacob Astor IV, and other glittering aristocrats who occupied its first class cabins; to the men and women traveling below decks hoping to find a better life in America.

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