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Elaine P. reviewed The Sinking of the Titanic: Eyewitness Accounts on
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My only critizm is that the same events are retold numerous time and often it is unclear who is telling the story. If you know nothing of the sinking it will be interesting. I learned a lot but skipped some stories when I realized it was a repeat else where in the book.
Published in 1912 within months of the sinking of the Titanic, this "memorial edition" of first-hand accounts by survivors, people in rescue boats and other on-the-scene witnesses, offers heart-wrenching testimony about the great disaster, stepped in the sentiments of the day.
Surviving passengers recount heart-breaking tales of parting with loved ones, watching the great ship sink while the steadfast band played "Nearer, My God to These," and floating helplessly for long hours on icy seas. The search for responsibility began amid the grief of widows and orphans aboard the rescue vessel Carpathia, with accusations of ignored warnings, reckless attempts at record-setting, and the woefully inadequate supply of lifeboats.
Enhancing the text are drawings of the ship's decks and luxurious interiors, along with numerous rare photographs of celebrity passengers, captain and crew, poignant images of survivors huddled in lifeboats, and many more striking scenes. Readers will be spellbound by the gripping, you-are-there quality of this unique volume and its remarkable vision of one of the great maritime disasters of history.