Titanic: A Survivor's Story

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History Press Limited, 2008 - History - 209 pages
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Here is a survivor's vivid account of the greatest maritime disaster in history. The information contained in Gracie's account is available from no other source. He provides details of those final moments, including names of passengers pulled from the ocean and of those men who, in a panic, jumped into lifeboats as they were being lowered, causing injury and further danger to life. Walter Lord, author of A Night to Remember, comments that Gracie's book—written shortly before he died from the exposure he suffered on that night—is "invaluable for chasing down who went in what boat," and calls Gracie "an indefatigable detective."

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User Review  - Remy_Ferrell - LibraryThing

This nonfiction book is told by Colonel Archibald Gracie who survived the sinking of the Titanic. The book is told in rich detail and will make the reader be both scared and tense from beginning to ... Read full review

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User Review  - cdeuker - LibraryThing

An interesting, if somewhat tedious, account of the sinking of the Titanic. Two things stand out: 1) the calm with which the overwhelming majority of the men faced death. 2) the amazing lack of ... Read full review

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Colonel Archibald Gracie was among the last to leave the sinking Titanic on that cold April night in 1912. His is the most accurate contemporary account of what happened from the moment that the great liner hit the iceberg.

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