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Sinking of the Titanic: Eyewitness Accounts (Titanic Landmark Series)

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Published only months after the disaster and sold as a “Memorial Edition,” this is one of the most sensationalistic early books about the sinking of the Titanic. It contains a multitude of survivor accounts, taken from newspaper stories, personal interviews, and reports of the Senate investigation. Much of the early reporting – for example, that the Titanic exploded and br ...more
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Published August 9th 2012 by Tales End Press (first published 1912)
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Sandy
Jan 07, 2013 Sandy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The first hand accounts and reports of survivors of the Titanic sinking. While the story's are gripping and harrowing they are full of misspellings and errors and it makes it a little hard to read in places and alot of the facts are repeated more than once throughout the book. There are some great photos included and a list of all the people on the ship including those saved and lost.
Denise
Apr 10, 2012 Denise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I loved it. This book was actually written after the tragedy so you get first-hand accounts without any modern-day hype.
Ryan Splenda
This was my first attempt at reading something other than theory and straight history regarding the Titanic. These first hand accounts from a variety of survivors are quite terrifying and harrowing. Strangely enough, one of the most interesting parts of this book is the discussion of the hearings that were held by the US government after the survivors were brought to shore. This part of the saga never gets enough attention, and gives some of the most fascinating details about the making of the s ...more
Catherine
Mar 18, 2013 Catherine rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I know this was written/ collated at the time. It feels very propaganda like - all the men' honorably stood aside' and everything was 'calm and orderly'. Other eye witnesses after this describes a chaotic seen - which I think when you can see you are on a sinking ship is what I would expect.

Further when mentioning third class its always about 'how women were saved'. The majority of women and children in third class died.

Like I said - propaganda. Also, the writing, presumably in the style of the
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Charles
the sinking of the titanic is a really great book to read if you want to know everything that happened on the ship. this gives you so many details and makes everything clear to the reader. this book will be better for anyone to read becasue its easy to understand and it has eyewitness accounts unlike other books about he titanic. i learned things from this book that i didnt learn from the movie. this book tells you what people said after hitting the ice berg and it showed how scared people were ...more
Jen
Jan 26, 2008 Jen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yes this is an actual book from 1912 that is a Memorial Edition to the Titanic. I bought it off ebay for my collection of Titanic books. It's exquisite to be able to read things from back in the day. 5 stars all the way.
Rachel
Dec 10, 2014 Rachel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very clearly written shortly after the Titanic sank. It is a little jumpy and contradictory, but that comes from people's accounts being different.
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