The Loss of the Titanic: Written by One of the Survivors

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The Floating Press, Dec 1, 2009 - History - 136 pages
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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Contents

Preface
4
Chapter I Construction and Preparations for the First Voyage
7
Chapter II From Southampton to the Night of the Collision
16
Chapter III The Collision and Embarkation in Lifeboats
40
Chapter IV The Sinking of the Titanic Seen from a Lifeboat
65
Chapter V The Rescue
89
Chapter VI The Sinking of the Titanic Seen from Her Deck
102
Chapter VII The Carpathias Return to New York
137
Chapter VIII The Lessons Taught by the Loss of the Titanic
161
Chapter IX Some Impressions
197
Endnotes
212
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About the author (2009)

Lawrence Beesley was a science teacher, journalist, Titanic survivor, and author of the successful book, The Loss of the S.S. Titanic, based on his experience that harrowing night. A second class passenger, Beesley had been in his cabin reading when the collision occurred, and through a chance of fate happened to be on A-deck when men were allowed to board the lifeboats. After the sinking, Beesley returned to England and resumed his career in education. Lawrence Beesley died on February 14, 1967, at the age of 89.

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