The Story of the Titanic As Told by Its Survivors

Author: Jack Winocour

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486131246

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 2878


Panic, despair, shocking inefficiency, and a dash of heroism. Two lengthy narratives by passengers who had a thorough knowledge of the sea and by members of the ship's crew. 26 illustrations.


The Story Of The Unsinkable Ship

Author: Hourly History

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3743808862

Category: History

Page: 45

View: 6378


It has been more than one hundred years since the RMS Titanic sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic ocean. The disaster has captivated history buffs and non-history buffs alike, and it is easy to see why. Some of the most illustrious people of the day were on board: some survived, and some did not. Legends abound about whether the ship’s maiden voyage was cursed. And then there is the ship itself: arguably the most luxurious vessel to ever travel oversea. Inside you will read about... ✓ Conceiving of and Building the Titanic ✓ "The Ship of Dreams” ✓ Setting Sail ✓ The Passengers ✓ The Iceberg and the Sinking ✓ The Aftermath ✓ The Titanic Remembered and Re-Discovered The disaster holds secrets and stories of love and bravery, cowardice and greed. Explore these and other themes that surround the sinking of the grand ship, Titanic.

Shadow of the Titanic

The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived

Author: Andrew Wilson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145167158X

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 2927


IN the early morning hours of April 15, 1912, the icy waters of the North Atlantic reverberated with the desperate screams of more than 1,500 men, women, and children—passengers of the once majestic liner Titanic. Then, as the ship sank to the ocean floor and the passengers slowly died from hypothermia, an even more awful silence settled over the sea. The sights and sounds of that night would haunt each of the vessel’s 705 survivors for the rest of their days. Although we think we know the story of Titanic—the famously luxurious and supposedly unsinkable ship that struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Britain to America—very little has been written about what happened to the survivors after the tragedy. How did they cope in the aftermath of this horrific event? How did they come to remember that night, a disaster that has been likened to the destruction of a small town? Drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished letters, memoirs, and diaries as well as interviews with survivors’ family members, award-winning journalist and author Andrew Wilson reveals how some used their experience to propel themselves on to fame, while others were so racked with guilt they spent the rest of their lives under the Titanic’s shadow. Some reputations were destroyed, and some survivors were so psychologically damaged that they took their own lives in the years that followed. Andrew Wilson brings to life the colorful voices of many of those who lived to tell the tale, from famous survivors like Madeleine Astor (who became a bride, a widow, an heiress, and a mother all within a year), Lady Duff Gordon, and White Star Line chairman J. Bruce Ismay, to lesser known second- and third-class passengers such as the Navratil brothers—who were traveling under assumed names because they were being abducted by their father. Today, one hundred years after that fateful voyage, Shadow of the Titanic adds an important new dimension to our understanding of this enduringly fascinating story.

Women of the Titanic Disaster

Author: Sylvia Harbaugh Caldwell

Publisher: NewSouth Books

ISBN: 1603061495

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 1579


Sylvia Caldwell was onboard the Titanic when it sank in 1912. As one of the disaster's survivors, she took it upon herself to write an account of what happened in the event's aftermath. Women of the Titanic Disaster details Sylvia Caldwell's journey immediately following the sinking of the Titanic, and it gives us a fresh perspective on this historic event. With a foreword by Julie Hedgepeth Williams, author of A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells' Story of Survival, a biography of Sylvia Caldwell and her family.


The Full Story

Author: Daniel Allen Butler

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 1848326416

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 6802


The first modern work to give a comprehensive picture of the RMS Titanic and the people intertwined with her fate, from disaster to recovery. Drawn from primary sources and contemporary accounts and updated to coincide with the April 2012 anniversary, this new heart-rending narrative allows readers to come to their own conclusions about this legendary vessel. Daniel Allen Butler spend more than 30 years researching the work, delving into the lives of every principal participant. In addition to examining the roles played by individual, he also looks into the problems of equipment and errors in technical data that resulted in the deaths of 1502 people. Rather than focussing on the night of the tragedy alone, he also investigates the events leading up to and following the fateful night.

Story of the Titanic

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409375846

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 8208


The tragic story of the world's largest and most luxurious liner told in pictures. Story of the Titanic presents and disects one of the most tragic events of the 20th Century in a dramatic insight into the Titanic's construction and fit-out, to it's maiden voyage. You'll also hear the tales of the people on board including the captain, members of the crew, and passengers from first, second, and third class. A series of twelve beautiful and unique illustrations with cutaway scenes, by award-winning artist Steve Noon, retell the story of the "unsinkable" liner from the start of its maiden voyage to its disasterous death.

The Titanic's Last Hero

A Startling True Story That Can Change Your Life Forever

Author: Moody Adams

Publisher: Ambassador International

ISBN: 1620200058

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 119

View: 7679


Profiles the life of Baptist minister John Harper, who placed his only child in a lifeboat as the Titanic was sinking and then began to save the lives of other passengers and offer salvation to the lost souls around him.


A Survivor's Story

Author: Archibald Gracie

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 075246759X

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 5916


Here is a survivor's vivid account of the greatest maritime disaster in history. The information contained in Gracie's account is available from no other source. He provides details of those final moments, including names of passengers pulled from the ocean and of those men who, in a panic, jumped into lifeboats as they were being lowered, causing injury and further danger to life. Walter Lord, author of 'A Night to Remember', comments that Gracie's book - written shortly before he died from the exposure he suffered on the night - is "invaluable for chasing down who went in what boat", and calls Gracie "an indefatigable detective".

The Titanic

The Extraordinary Story of the 'unsinkable' Ship

Author: Geoff Tibballs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844429745

Category: Marine accidents

Page: 128

View: 4611


Just before midnight on 14 April 1912, the world's first 'unsinkable' ship, the Titanic, struck a huge iceberg just off the coast of Newfoundland. Two-and-a-half hours later the ship slipped out of view beneath the icy waters of the North Atlantic, taking with it 1,523 passengers. There appear to be many reasons for this disaster: the Titanic's design, the provision of only 1,176 lifeboat places despite a passenger and crew capacity of 3,295, the distress signal denoting the ship's position wrongly...the alarming list of mistakes and errors of judgement goes on. It was the greatest maritime disaster of all time. In Titanic Geoff Tibballs tells the story of the ship, from its inception to its sinking, and continuing the story to the present day detailing the glitter and glamour as well as the awful tragedy.

Sinking of the Titanic

Author: Matt Doeden

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 140621437X

Category: Shipwrecks

Page: 32

View: 4773


Series brings history to life using high-interest topics. These graphic novels tell the story of important historical events in a narrative format that will capture kids' imagination and teach them key facts and details.