Lost Voices from the Titanic: The Definitive Oral History

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St. Martin's Press, Mar 30, 2010 - History - 320 pages
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On April 15, 1912, the HMS Titanic sank, killing 1,517 people and leaving the rest clinging to debris in the frozen waters of the North Atlantic awaiting rescue. Here, historian Nick Barratt tells the ship's full story, starting from its original conception and design by owners and naval architects at the White Star Line through its construction at the shipyards in Belfast. Lost Voices From the Titanic offers tales of incredible folly and unimaginable courage—the aspirations of the owners, the efforts of the crew, and of course, the eyewitness accounts from those lucky enough to survive.

In narrating the definitive history of the famous ship, Barratt draws from never before seen archive material and eyewitness accounts by participants at every stage of the Titanic's life. These long-lost voices bring new life to those heartbreaking moments on the fateful Sunday night when families were torn apart and the legend of the Titanic was cemented in our collective imagination.


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Does the world really need yet another book on the Titanic? It all depends on the book... In the preface to Lost Voices from the Titanic, author Nick Barratt quotes from the novel, The Cloud Atlas ... Read full review


Historical Background
Building the Titanic
On Board
April 1415
The Immediate Aftermath
The Inquiry
Life Goes

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About the author (2010)

Nick Barratt is a broadcaster and historian. He runs Sticks Research Agency as well as writing for newspapers and various magazines. He is director of Firebird Media and is on the Public History Committee of the Historical Association. He lives in London.

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