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Titanic Stories

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Why is the sinking of the Titanic so compelling even today? Was it the failure of the ship’s designer to have full watertight compartments, or to not have sufficient lifeboats? Was it the hubris of the captain in deciding to break take the northernmost route, and not attempt to avoid the known iceberg dangers? Was it the untrained crew? Was it the decision to keep many ...more
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Published June 24th 2014 by AfterMath
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Mr Michael R Stevens
Dec 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm not certain that the 64 page book I read corresponds with the one shown, mine was published to accompany the exhibition in the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Titanic Stories.
For such a short publication it lacks in a surprising amount of information and can be read without necessarily seeing the exhibition.
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Lawrence Beesley was an English teacher, journalist and author who was a survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.

Beesley was educated at Derby School, where he was a scholar, and afterwards at Caius College, Cambridge, again as a scholar. He took a First Class degree in the Natural Science tripos in 1903.