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These "Titanic" books venture beneath the tip of the iceberg to bring lesser- known stories to the surface. From personal accounts and. The story features the fictional ocean liner Titan, which sinks in the North Atlantic Walter Lord's book A Night to Remember, relating the Titanic's wreck, begins. The Titanic sunk in In and , two fictional stories came out that describe events uncannily similar to the real-life tragedy.
Many brave souls that night. The Loss of the S. Originally published in Guess I dont really need to worry about spoilers with this one. I don't know where to begin or what to say. I have always been fascinated This book is made up of 4 stories of survivors of the Titanic, with amazing photos and drawings as well. I have always been fascinated by this tragic event. Lawrence Beesley made me feel like I was right there with the passengers. Watching the movie definetely helped with reading this book.
There were many things in the movie, that were true to actual events of the night the Titanic sank. And also some that were not. So many facts that I was not aware of. How the Californian was within 10 miles of the Titanic, their lights visible from the lifeboats who tried to row toward them for a short time, until the lights disappeared on the horizon.
If their wireless operator were awake, everyone could have been saved from the Titanic. SO many factors and heartbreaking realities So many lessons learned and lives unnecessarily lost by this tragic event.
This was a very detailed account of the tragic event. Not only does Col. Incredibly amazing! Titanic by Commander Lightoller Originally appeared as Chapters of the book Titanic and Other Ships, originally published in Reprinted through the permission of Mrs. More technical. Probably because it is coming from a First Officer of the ship. Defended the speed of the Titanic, etc. Interesting side of the events of the night told by the wireless operator. Jul 05, joy rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Titanic history lovers, obviously.
This was though drawn out at times, such a moving story. At one point one of the authors goes into a very eloquent description of how beautiful the night was and how as they were rowing through that frigid night the stars seemed to be trying to give extra power to their efforts.
Another particularly descriptive event though gut-wrenching speaks of the people in the life boat having to keep rowing despite the desperate screams for help from those drowning.
I learned a lot about the rescues and pi This was though drawn out at times, such a moving story. I learned a lot about the rescues and pieces of the history that I had never read elsewhere. This book made me really want to learn more about the Titanic. Feb 28, Sheila rated it really liked it Shelves: A complilation of four books about the Titanic: The Truth About The Titanic: Written by a passenger, who died before the book was published.
Titanic and Other Ships: Written by Second Officer Charles Lightoller, the only officer to survive the sinking. These four stories really gave me a A complilation of four books about the Titanic: These four stories really gave me a personal, real, look at what happened on the ship when it sank. The details make the disaster all the more real for me.
Jan 27, Sandra rated it really liked it. Cualquiera de los cuatro testimonios merece cuatro estrellas. Es muy recomendable si el Titanic f Cualquiera de los cuatro testimonios merece cuatro estrellas. Es muy recomendable si el Titanic fascina. Dec 31, Eric rated it liked it Shelves: I bought this book off the clearance rack at Barnes and Noble for about three or four dollars. It was quite a find, actually, because it contains invaluable eyewitness accounts of the Titanic disaster. This volume contains two books, one by British science student Lawrence Beesley, the other by Archibald Gracie, a retired colonel from the U.
Of the two, Gracie's is a more compelling personal story, while Beesley offers a fine overview and analysis of the disaster. The book is rounded out I bought this book off the clearance rack at Barnes and Noble for about three or four dollars. The book is rounded out with an essay by Commander Lightoller, the highest-ranking officer to survive, and one of the Titanic's Marconi operators, Harold Bride.
Beesley didn't witness much of the on-deck drama. He was in his room when the ship collided with the ice, and was one of the first ones off the Titanic and into a lifeboat.
His account is based on his own personal observations and interviews with other survivors. For example, he believes that many lifeboats went away empty because few passengers believed the ship was sinking. They saw no reason to abandon the supposed safety of the mighty Titanic for the small lifeboats.
The crew never did announce make a ship-wide announcement that Titanic was going down, and Beesley believes that was the correct call, because such an announcement would have produced a massive panic. According to Beesley, all was mainly quiet on the deck as the ship sank. Those left behind met their fate calmly and graciously. Beesley also claims, as do the other three, that the Titanic did not break in two.
We know now that it certainly did, so how did they miss it?
Perhaps it broke apart underwater. Who knows?
Colonel Gracie's account is more compelling because he, like Lightoller and Bride, went down with the ship and survived by clinging to the bottom of a capsized collapsible boat. He conducted himself well by helping fill other lifeboats with women and children. He actually was sucked underwater and had to swim back up to the surface. The other two accounts are fairly pedestrian and don't add anything new. But they're all interesting because they all claim the same thing - the ship didn't break in two, Captain Smith was not negligent in going too fast through ice, that they and other passengers could see the lights from the Californian just ten or twelve miles away, and all passengers showed remarkable courage when facing death.
If you're fascinated with the Titanic and what happened that fateful night, you'll love this book. Apr 02, Terri M. I have been fascinated with the Titanic since I was in first or second grade. I was really excited join the book club at the local library and read these autobiographies in honor of the th anniversary of the ships maiden voyage and subsequent sinking.
There are 4 separate stories in this book. The first one contains some quite elaborate prose. The author goes into great deal about the individuals he met on the voyage and the rundown of what happened on the ship until is sunk. Overall, the sto I have been fascinated with the Titanic since I was in first or second grade.
Overall, the story is well told, but the author tends to over tell what was going on the ship, and what the weather was like that night. After awhile you wish he would just get on with it. It felt like the ship was never going to sink. The second story is a much more simplified telling of the sinking. It contains some of the same details as the first telling, but without the elaborate, over abundance of detail.
However, after the rescue the author shares some of the detail about the British and American inquiries into the disaster which after the first two or three summaries becomes very repetitive and boring. I would recommend just skimming this section, but make sure to read Molly Brown's Ms. Brown account of the accident. It was probably one of the most entertaining.
The third and fourth accounts were quite brief. Both of the men were officers and as a result, it would be helpful to have some knowledge of shipping terms because they often focus on these details. In the end, I skimmed both of these sections because after two accounts with a good level of detail, these accounts did not add much to knowledge already gained from the previous accounts in the book.
Feb 28, Luis Cervantes rated it it was amazing. We understand this message through event of the sinking of the Titanic. The people were told that the Titanic was supposedly unsinkable which resulted to be false after the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank. This is a very memorable book remembering everyone that died in the tragic incident that shock In The story of the Titanic as told by its survivors by Lawrence Beesley, Archibald Gracie, Commander Lightoller, and Harold Bride.
This is a very memorable book remembering everyone that died in the tragic incident that shocked the world. The incident that sinked the worlds largest ship of her kind. The book shows the opinions and the views of the different survivors. The book made me feel so bad about the people that were separated from their children and were not able to make it home. My opinions did not change very much other than feeling that there could have been more lives saved.
I believe that there could of have more lives saved if the lifeboats were filled with people than having the rich refuse the poor be in the same lifeboat. Although the book seems a bit happy in the beginning it turns very tragic after reading half of the book. After finishing the book, the reader is left to wonder how all the people that were in titanic sinking felt as the last lifeboat left. This book is worth reading because it shows you how the people that survived felt during the whole voyage.
Aug 30, Nancy rated it liked it Shelves: Human error, weather changes and hubris brought down the Titanic on her maiden voyage. This is an interesting book because it is not just one perspective of the sinking, but comes from various passengers and ship employees.
From Beesley's account, and not about the sinking, but about the sensationalist press publicity surrounding it: The moral responsibility of the press is very great and its duty of supplying the public with only clean, correct news is correspondingly heavy.
If the general public is not yet prepared to go so far a to stop the publication of such news by refusing to download those papers that publish it, then the law should be enlarged to include such cases.
Libel is an offence, and this is very much worse than any libel could ever be.
E-mailing false information that could cause unnecessary fear or grief should be illegal. Feb 24, Susan rated it really liked it. This unbelievable narrative account from the surviving passengers and a few members of the crew express their fear, panic and despair as they float in the freezing sea awaiting rescue or even death.
This narrative account gives the surreal feeling of how dire the situation really is and what each member of those left had to do to keep their psychological wits about them. The narrative describes the emotional and traumatic ending to idea that a ship that was meant to be unsinkable and the incredi This unbelievable narrative account from the surviving passengers and a few members of the crew express their fear, panic and despair as they float in the freezing sea awaiting rescue or even death.
The narrative describes the emotional and traumatic ending to idea that a ship that was meant to be unsinkable and the incredible loss of life and a dream that indeed things can be made to vulnerable to great disasters and the mere notion gave these surviving passengers the fear of insecurity for life. This a great read from the personal account of the survival of the passengers and what they really felt after their lives were altered forever. It's an awesome gem to add to your collection of reads for Titanic buffs out there.
It's an interesting book. A must if you want to read a testimony from Titanic's survivors. Apr 05, Molly rated it really liked it. Or, Futility originally called Futility is an novella written by Morgan Robertson. The story features the fictional ocean liner Titan , which sinks in the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg. Following the sinking of the Titanic , the novel was reissued with some changes, particularly in the ship's gross tonnage.
The first half of Futility introduces the hero John Rowland. Rowland is a disgraced former US Navy officer. Now an alcoholic fallen to the lowest levels of society, he has been dismissed from the Navy and works as a deckhand on the Titan.
One April night the ship hits an iceberg, sinking somewhat before the halfway point of the novel. The second half follows Rowland. He saves the young daughter of a former lover by jumping onto the iceberg with her. The pair find a lifeboat washed up on the iceberg, and are eventually rescued by a passing ship. But the girl is recovered by her mother and Rowland is arrested for her kidnapping.
A sympathetic magistrate discharges him and rebukes the mother for being unsympathetic to her daughter's savior. Rowland disappears from the world. In a brief final chapter covering several years, Rowland works his way up from homeless and anonymous fisherman to a desk job and finally, two years after passing his civil service exam, to "a lucrative position under the Government, and as he seated himself at the desk in his office, could have been heard to remark: You have merely suffered in the past from a mistaken estimate of the importance of women and whisky.
A later edition includes a coda. Rowland receives a letter from the mother, who congratulates him and pleads for him to visit her, and the girl who begs for him.
Although the novel was written before the RMS Titanic was even conceptualized, there are some uncanny similarities between both the fictional and real-life versions. Like the Titanic , the fictional ship sank in April in the North Atlantic, and there were not enough lifeboats for all the passengers. Similarities between the Titanic and the fictional Titan include:.
After the Titanic 's sinking, some people credited Robertson with precognition and clairvoyance.
Robertson denied this, claiming the similarities were explained by his extensive knowledge of shipbuilding and maritime trends. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved New York: Anatomy of the Titanic. Titanic 's top speed was 21 knots, with a flank speed of