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The Sinking of the Titanic: Survivor Stories (Titanic Landmark Series)

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Shortly, after the Titanic sank on the morning of April 15, 1912, author Logan Marshall compiled a history of the tragic event. His narrative reads like a novel, yet every word is true. Today, Marshall's work, published within weeks of the ships's demise, will help to dispel many of the myths which have surrounded the sinking of the Titanic.
Paperback, 244 pages
Published May 1st 2015 by Seattle Miracle Press (first published 1912)
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Doreen Petersen
Apr 10, 2014 Doreen Petersen rated it liked it
Shelves: free-books
The only issue I had with this book was that the author placed sole fault on Captain Smith for the sinking of Titanic which I believe to be totally inaccurate. While Captain Smith does bear some responsibility he should bear sole responsibility.
Becky
A collection of firsthand accounts of heroism, etc. You can really see the class stereotypes. It focuses (naturally, even now we’d still focus on celebrities in a tragedy) on the aristocracy and higher class. Constantly says all steerage passengers were in state of panic, but never seems to imply that any of the rich were even worried. The men of the upper cases are portrayed utterly stoically. The stories about the women are interesting, some refusing to lose their husbands, some women refusing ...more
Cassandra Miller
May 17, 2012 Cassandra Miller rated it liked it
Shelves: history
I thought this book was very informative, as well as emotional. I found myself in near tears when I was reading the first-hand accounts of the survivors of the "Titanic". Reading about what the survivors experienced made it seem more real and less like a boring historical event.

The only part I really disliked was the fact that it focuses more on the first-class then any other class. I also disliked the fact that all the men that went down with the "Titanic" was described as being heroic nad brav
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Bradley
Aug 08, 2009 Bradley rated it it was ok
If you're looking for a coherent and well reseached book on the Titanic and the events surrounding her sinking, this isn't it. This book, written the year of the sinking, is more propagandy than fact, focusing on the romance of the story and telling the great stories of heroism as conveyed by the survivors of the sinking. It was an okay, if disjointed read, with a lot of repetition as different witnesses retold the same events with slightly different accounts.
Timothy Ferguson
Jan 28, 2015 Timothy Ferguson rated it liked it
I listened to the Librivox recording (from a public domain book). It is primarily interesting for the construction of masculinity it contains. It is heavily of the opinion that “Women and children first”, which was apparently an order not usually given before this accident, is an example of Christian charity and European masculinity that should be lauded.

On the racial angle, Chinese people, black people, Italians and so on, in the book, simply don’t seem to understand why a white officer is thre
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Thom Swennes
Oct 16, 2012 Thom Swennes rated it liked it
When I first started reading this book, the thought came to my mind that it was more than fitting as this marks the centennial year of this disaster. On the 10th of April 1912 the largest and most luxurious ship ever built left Southampton, England and five days later traveled her last two miles downward to the bottom of the sea. 2,224 passengers and crew went on this maiden voyage but only 1,502 survived. The unthinkable had happened; the unsinkable Titanic had sunk. The Sinking of the Titanic ...more
Nahiyan Asadullah
Stories about the loftiness of the RMS Titanic have always baffled me. Although I've seen the movie, I have always been looking for reading materials on the sinking of the greatest vessel the world has ever seen.

I strongly believe one has a LOT to learn from the biggest maritime disaster in history.

Captain Rostron of Carpathia, the rescue ship, was asked why the Titanic had the same amount of life-boats as Carpathia, which was much smaller in size. To which he replied: The Titanic was supposed t
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Nicolas Wysocki
Mar 15, 2013 Nicolas Wysocki rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
I'm a pretty big Titanic enthusiast and I bought an original 1912 edition of this book more as a collectible than for the sake of reading it. The previous owner of the book went ahead and book marked post it's on the pages of the book to show the many spelling mistakes in it to give an idea of how poorly edited it is, over a dozen post it's. It gives an idea that this book was manufactured and put together as quickly as possible after the sinking for profit. Besides it being repetitive and a bit ...more
Logan LeDuc
Jan 19, 2014 Logan LeDuc rated it really liked it
The incredible thing about this book, is it showed so much the movie titanic got wrong. I have this obsession with the titanic that even I can't explain, and as a 15 time veteran of watching the movie and watching Molly Brown go back for those people....to learn she never did, made me want to watch it again; this time with a more judgmental reason. As I watched I noticed things they left out, such as the rich men helping poor women into the boats and the suction? There wasn't nearly as much as t ...more
Jenni
Dec 02, 2014 Jenni rated it it was ok
I've read much better written and more captivating books about the Titanic. I did learn some new things I hadn't previously known, but I wasn't crazy about the way this was edited and abridged. It felt like someone putting together select information to make a point their personally believed in, but that wasn't necessarily proven or even that compelling. It was just alright.
Victoria
Mar 07, 2016 Victoria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
The oldest book in my collection, published about a month after the sinking. My copy is not in good condition but one of my prized posessions!
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Matthew Barlow
Jan 01, 2015 Matthew Barlow rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great account on the sinking.
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