Titanic, First Accounts: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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Penguin, Feb 28, 2012 - History - 400 pages
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Fascinating firsthand accounts of the Titanic—in a deluxe package with gorgeous graphic cover art

Just in time for the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic, this graphic deluxe edition compiles first hand accounts, testimonies, and letters by notable Titanic survivors, including Archibald Gracie, Lawrence Beesley, Elizabeth W. Shutes, and the "unsinkable" Molly Brown. Full of historically accurate details and an afterword by the grandson of Lawrence Beesley, Titanic Survivors and author of The Loss of the S.S. Titanic, it will be the gift to give die-hard Titanic buffs. Authoritative, commemorative and in a striking, luxurious package with and introduction by Titanic enthusiast and expert, Tim Maltin, this will be the authoritative work on the disaster.

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Contents

Introduction byTIM MALTIN
i
The Last Day Aboard Ship
xix
Struck by an Iceberg
ii
The Foundering of the Titanic
iii
Struggling in the Water for Life
iv
All Night on Bottom of HalfSubmerged Upturned Boat
v
Women and Children First
vi
Women First but Men when There Were
vii
Harold S Bride Report to his Employer Marconi Co April 27 1912
xiii
Harold S Bride New York Times April 19 1912
xiii
Laura Cribb New York EveningJournal April 19 1912
xiii
Margaret Brown Newport Herald May 28 29 1912
xiii
William T Sloper Hartford Times April 19 1912
xiii
Vera Dick Washington Post April 19 1912
xiii
THE TRAGIC HOMECOMING
xiv
Lawrence Beesley New York Times April 29 1912
i

Daniel Buckley US Inquiry Day
xiii
John Collins US Inquiry Day
xiii

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About the author (2012)

Tim Maltin has been studying the Titanic for 25 years. He is working on his magnum opus, which will be published in 2012, which will be the definitive account of what actually happened on that fateful night. Tim works in London and lives in Wiltshire Max Ellis, originally trained as a precision engineer, is a professional illustrator based in London. He is the winner of the British Illustration (AOI) award for humour and his clients include Advertising Age, Maxim, and Wired Magazine.

Nicholas Wade is the grandson of Titanic survivor Lawrence Beesley and the author of three Penguin books, including A Troublesome Inheritance.


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