The Story Of The Titanic As Told By Its Survivors by Jack WinocourThe Story Of The Titanic As Told By Its Survivors by Jack Winocour

The Story Of The Titanic As Told By Its Survivors

EditorJack Winocour

Paperback | June 1, 1960

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What it was really like. Panic, despair, shocking inefficiency, and a dash of heroism. Two lengthy narratives by passengers who had a thorough knowledge of the sea and by members of the ship's crew. More thrilling than any fictional account. 26 illustrations.
Title:The Story Of The Titanic As Told By Its SurvivorsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.38 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.38 × 0.68 inPublished:June 1, 1960Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0486206106

ISBN - 13:9780486206103


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute Must Read: 4 survivor accounts in one There are many accounts by Titanic survivors and yet not enough. These four are classic. Archibald Gracie was in 1st class. A historian of the Civil War, his was a harrowing experience of near drowning. Laurence Beesley, a science master from England, was in 2nd Class. He left the ship in a lifeboat. Charles Lightoller, the 2nd officer on Titanic, gives us the perspective from the 'bridge', the lifeboat deck, the ocean and the keel of an upturned lifeboat. Harold Bride, the junior Marconi operator, gives his from the wireless room and from the same upturned lifeboat. The two passenger accounts were published soon after the disaster, from men who frankly were upset, angry and wanted action, offering suggestions so that 'this will never happen again'. Mr. Lightoller naturally defended his actions and those of the captain and crew, but from the perspective of a few years. Mr. Bride's is probably the most poignant testimony to the "sat as his post and did his duty" heroism of his colleague Jack Phillips. All four accounts are from discerning men - no wild flights of fancy as in the earliest accounts in the newspapers. [Not that those news accounts aren't great reads; but some were soon disproved when compared to others.]
Date published: 2012-03-09