The Loss of the S.S. Titanic: Its Story and Its Lessons (Google eBook)
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.
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Review: The Loss of the SS Titanic: Its Story and Its Lessons (Titanic Landmark Series)User Review - Frances Levy - Goodreads
This is Lawrence Beesley's memoir of the voyage and the sinking. He was there. And the book is surprisingly well written. Because of the subject, it seems awkward to say I liked the book, but I did ... Read full review
Review: The Loss of the SS Titanic: Its Story and Its Lessons (Titanic Landmark Series)User Review - Marilyn - Goodreads
What better accounting of the most famous disasters of the 20th century than to have a literate and observant survivor tell his story--with all the veritable details? I definitely got a sense of what it was like to be on board the SS Titanic--before, during, and after its demise. Read full review