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A Detailed and Accurate Account of the Most
Awful Marine Disaster in History, Constructed
from the Real Facts as Obtained from Those on
Board Who Survived .. .. .. .. ..


Records of Previous Great Disasters of the Sea,
Descriptions of the Developments of Safety and
Life-saving Appliances, a Plain Statement of
the Causes of Such Catastrophes and How
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Published (first published January 1st 1912)
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Apr 28, 2012 Amanda rated it liked it
Shelves: history, ships
The title is deceiving -- this book is really only about the Titanic and its final hours through the eyes of its passengers/crew/rescuers. I really enjoyed it for that aspect. My kindle version did not include the images, so it just has broken code strewn throughout, but as I know the Titanic like the back of my hand, I didn't find it that dismaying.

The "great sea disasters" is merely a list of big disasters that occurred at sea since 1860, but not including the Maine (even though other warship
Sep 09, 2014 Gerrit rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I own an original copy of this book from 1912, purchased by my great-great-grandfather about month after the Titanic sank. It is notorious as an (edited) compendium of the inaccurate newspaper stories of the time. However, it captures the mood of the time and the impact of the event, and transformed me, at age 11, into a die-hard Titanic buff. (I've since been cured.)
Feb 28, 2017 Ashley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It was heartbreaking reading what the passengers and crew went through.I'm always eager to learn more about the Titanic and the night the unsinkable ship met her fate deep down in the ocean.
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Oct 08, 2016 Ladonna Creech rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I Thought I Knew Everything About The Titanic, But This Book Proved Me Wrong!

Although I already knew the basic history of the Titanic, to my delight, this book provided me with more tidbits of information I previously had not known. Through this historical record, I've discovered in-depth facts that I would not have even considered looking into before, therefore I appreciate this new wealth of information. The ability to have a closer look into the Titanic's past, including details I'd never ima
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Jun 15, 2016 william tiemann rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book makes up events I.e. saying an African-American stoked was trying to kill wireless operator Phillips, said second wireless operator McBride shot the stoked. All untrue. This book stated that lifeboats on starboard capsized. Not true. Before writing a book the author should know the true history of the events. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY ON THIS TRASH. IF I COULD I WOULD GIVE IT NO STARS.

This book is filled with untruths. If I could I wouldn't give it any stars. The author made up ev
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