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The Loss of the S.S.

The Loss of the S.S. "Titanic"

By: Beesley

Paperback Published: 14th April 2000
ISBN: 9780618055319
Number Of Pages: 224

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First published in 1912, just two short months after the sinking of the TITANIC, this hauntingly immediate account opens with Lawrence Beesley's story of arriving onshore and soon after walking through the doors of Messrs. Houghton and Mifflin to tell his tale. THE LOSS OF THE S.S. TITANIC represents Beesley's attempt not just to record the events of the sinking but to set the record straight. In so doing, he captures both the majesty and the tragedy of this legendary voyage -- the view from the lifeboat as well as that from the deck. Full of wonderful nautical detail and written with a hair-raising clarity, THE LOSS OF THE S.S. TITANIC is an altogether spellbinding tale of that fateful night -- one you won't soon forget.

Construction and Preparations for the First Voyagep. 1
From Southampton to the Night of the Collisionp. 10
The Collision and Embarkation in Lifeboatsp. 33
The Sinking of the Titanic, seen from a Lifeboatp. 57
The Rescuep. 87
The Sinking of the Titanic, Seen from her Deckp. 99
The Carpathia's Return to New Yorkp. 133
The Lessons taught by the Loss of the Titanicp. 155
Some Impressionsp. 190
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ISBN: 9780618055319
ISBN-10: 0618055312
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 14th April 2000
Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.05 x 12.7  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.22

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