Titanic: A Survivor's Story

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Academy Chicago Publishers, 1998 - History - 356 pages
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This book combines two survivors' vivid accounts of the greatest maritime disaster in history: the sinking of the Titanic. The information contained in Colonel Archibald Gracie's Titanic: A Survivor's Story 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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You positively must read this book. It is extraordinary in the fact that it is written by an actual survivor of the tragedy. The moment you read the first sentence you are a captive of the story and you will not want to stop until you have read the last page. Don't deprive yourself of a wonderful book about the TITANIC. 

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An in depth look at the happenings on the night of April 14'th 1912. Reading what happened from the perspective of the passengers of the doomed liner, you gain a deeper respect for their experience ... Read full review

Contents

The Last Day Aboard Ship
1
Struck by an Iceberg
14
The Foundering of the Titanic
51
Copyright

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Colonel Archibald Gracie IV was an American writer, real estate investor, and survivor of the sinking of the Titanic. Gracie was a member of the prominent Gracie family, which had built the famed Gracie Mansion, currently the residence of the mayor of New York City. He wrote two books, The Truth About Chickamauga and The Truth About the Titanic, a detailed account of the sinking from a survivor's perspective. Gracie's health suffered as a result of the ordeal, and he passed away less than eight months later, his dying words being "We must get them all into the boats." John B.Thayer was 17 at the time he escaped from death in the sinking of the Titanic.

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