The Loss of the Titanic

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Oktober 2011



The thrilling first-hand account of the sinking of the Titanic by Englishman, Lawrence Beesley - the longest and most detailed account of the sinking who survived the sinking of the Titanic in lifeboat 13.


Preface to Centenary Edition Preface I Construction and Preperations for the First Voyage 2 From Southampton to the Night of the Collision 3 The Collision and Embarkation in Lifeboats 4 The Sinking of the Titanic, Seen From a Lifeboat 5 The Rescue 6 The Sinking of the Titanic, Seen From Her Deck 7 The Carpathia's Return to New York 8 The Lessons Taught by the Titanic's loss 9 Some Impressions List of Illustrations Index


LAWRENCE BEESLEY (1877 - 1967) was a science teacher, journalist and author who was a survivor of the sinking of the Titanic. He was born in Wirksworth, Derbyshire. Beesley's book about his experience was published just nine weeks after the disaster was a huge success. During the filming of A Night to Remember, Beesley famously gate crashed the set during the sinking scene, hoping to 'go down with the ship' that time. But he was spotted by the director who vetoed this unscheduled appearance, due to actors' union rules. NICHOLAS WADE is Lawrence Beesley's grandson and has provided the new preface to this edition and the new illustrations from the family archives. He is the science correspondent for the New York Times and remembers his grandfather telling thrilling tales of the fight for survival aboard the Titanic. He lives in New Jersey, USA.


'The best first-hand account of a passenger's experiences - a first-rate piece of descriptive writing' THE GUARDIAN 'Remarkable for its vividness and completeness' DAILY EXPRESS 'The clearest account given by any survivor of the disaster' THE DAILY MAIL 'Thrilling' THE SPECTATOR 'As authoritative and comprehensive an account of the greatest marine disaster of modern times as will ever be written' NEW YORK TIMES 'The chief recorder of the Titanic wreck - a memorable book' THE OBSERVER 'His narrative is that of a calm and intelligent spectator' THE DAILY TELEGRAPH 'The effect produced by this quiet testimony of an eyewitness and participant of the drama is intensely moving and convincing - the clearest and most coherent story that has yet been told of the world's great maritime disaster' THE TIMES 'A very readable and obviously fair account of a world-famed calamity' LIVERPOOL POST 'Paints a vivid picture of the scenes on the first days of the voyage, of the disaster, and of the rescue by Carpathia - The story grips us, and we almost live through those dreadful hours that followed the ship's collision with the iceberg' BIRMINGHAM POST
EAN: 9781445604435
ISBN: 1445604434
Untertitel: I Survived the Titanic. 68 illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Amberley Publishing
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2011
Seitenanzahl: 190 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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