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Titanic Captain: The Life of Edward John Smith

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The definitive account of the life and career of the respected and popular captain of the Titanic includes original research drawing on the ship's logs, crew lists, newspapers, and first-hand accounts
 Commander Edward John Smith's career had been a remarkable example of how a man from a humble background could get far in the world, and this biography tracks the fascinating
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by The History Press (first published October 1st 2011)
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Edward John Smith's inauspicious beginnings little hinted at what lay ahead for him. The boy grew up in the Staffordshire Potteries, where his father, Edward Smith, was a potter. In his early teens the younger Edward, or Ted as he was known, left school to begin work. In a few years time he would ship out on his first ocean voyage, serving under his elder half-brother. And the rest is, as they say, history. Well-liked the ship's officer made the transition from tall ships to steamers, entering i ...more
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