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

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Gripping first-hand testimony by survivors, rescuers, and others brings the great maritime disaster into harrowing focus in this 1912 "memorial edition," first published shortly after the tragedy. Eyewitnesses recount heart-breaking tales of parting with loved ones, watching the great ship sink, and floating helplessly for long hours on icy seas. Numerous rare photographs.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 31st 1998 by Dover Publications (first published 1912)
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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.
I loved it. This book was actually written after the tragedy so you get first-hand accounts without any modern-day hype.
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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
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
Very clearly written shortly after the Titanic sank. It is a little jumpy and contradictory, but that comes from people's accounts being different.
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.
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