The Loss of the Titanic: Written by One of the Survivors
Learn more about the disaster that befell the Titanic and caused the untimely deaths of 1,517 passengers in this gripping first-hand account from survivor Lawrence Beesley. Originally published a mere nine weeks after one of the most profound maritime disasters in human history, The Loss of the Titanic shed new light on the tragedy and leveled troubling charges of classism against some of the rescuers.
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Chapter III The Collision and Embarkation in Lifeboats
Chapter IV The Sinking of the Titanic Seen from a Lifeboat
Chapter V The Rescue
Chapter VI The Sinking of the Titanic Seen from Her Deck
Chapter VII The Carpathias Return to New York
Chapter VIII The Lessons Taught by the Loss of the Titanic
Chapter IX Some Impressions
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