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Titanic [Kindle Edition]

Filson Young
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (201 customer reviews)

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About the Author

Filson Young was a influential journalist and writer. He had visited Belfast in the summer of 1911 to see the Titanic under construction and following the Titanic disaster went to Southampton to see her sister ship Olympic leave for America. He walked around on board and understood the feeling of unsinkability that had given such false confidence to the passengers and crew aboard the Titanic. He wrote many popular books including The Trial of Hawley Harvey Crippen.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 203 KB
  • Print Length: 106 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1496013808
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004SQTRI8
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (201 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #650 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I found this book while researching my own book (on the business management and decisions leading to the Titanic disaster). It's an elegant read, capturing so many aspects of the tragedy, human and operational.

What impresses me most is the speed at which Filsom Young researched and wrote this piece. He was an accomplished journalist, which shows in the writing, but to gather so much information, and knit it together within a few weeks is remarkable.

Thank you to the people who made this book available.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A vivid journey. 18 April 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Having read every book, every article I could place my hands on, seen every documentary, viewed both the1996 and the blockbuster 1997 film many times, this book captured something very special, the ability to see the ship and happenings as a fellow traveller on the Titanic. Although I was not provided with the magnitude of statistics of Wolf`s book, this was a truly wonderful read. Very highly recommended to those who have an interest in Titanic.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars interesting 2 April 2012
By janny
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Interesting read and I liked the statistics at the end to show how many of each class of passengers and crew died, something I didnt know before. It shows how differently they were treated.
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Titanic 3 Sept. 2011
By T5R
Very interesting from both a historical point of view and the technical too. The facts are very clear and further impress the run up circumstances in April 1912. Recommended read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Titanic by Filson Young 13 May 2012
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A fascinating read published in May 1912, only 37 days after the disaster, this elegant work by a journalist is still fresh to those of us who 'know' the story through countless TV documentaries and the film by James Cameron. How clever of Kindle to offer this freely in centenary year. We follow in the footsteps of an ideal voyager as he tours and the `monstrous scale' of 'the largest ship in the world' is itemised, from the 15 tons of the central anchor to the 90,000 pieces of china, glass, cutlery and plate.
The great bulkheads of the ship are explained and the stability of the ship. But the pace and the intensity of the story increases after the collision at 'twenty minutes to twelve' until 'twenty minutes past two when she sank'.
The 'fool's paradise' of the Titanic we are told has a lesson for us all: 'there is nothing that man can build that nature cannot destroy'. Yet there is heroism here in the stokers, stewards and seamen who carried out their duties to the end, (note the fine work of the Marconi men, Phillips and Bride, and radio's place in saving lives). 'A Table' at the end of passengers and crew 'carried, lost and saved' is stark and very informative. Kindle and e-books breathes new life into this contemporary source.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Titanic Kindle Book 29 April 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Brilliant a little gem of a book. Well written very descriptive and atmospheric. Love it and it was free. What more could you want
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great piece of writing 30 April 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This was a beautifully written account by an American journalist in May 1912 covering the birth, life and death of the great ship. He brings across very well the microcosm of 1912 society that she represented. The author is quite an egalitarian, criticising the upper classes for their arrogance and hubris, while praising the silent heroism of the stokers and engineers who kept the ship alive for as long as they could to allow even the one third of those who did survive to do so. On the other hand, he also thinks that J Bruce Ismay is beyond criticism. There was nothing terribly new here, but this was an evocative and haunting piece of writing. 5/5
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not much that is really new 15 Sept. 2012
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After all the Titanic material that has been published recently there is only so much more that can be said on the subject.

This book was published at the time of the disaster and written by a journalist who had visited Belfast and interviewed some of the survivors. I read it after Violet Jessop's book "Titanic Survivor" and they complemented each other very well.

The book opens with an interesting description of what it was like to arrive in Belfast at that time when the shipyards were at their peak. If you are thinking of visiting the new Titanic Centre then I would recommend reading this before you go.

There is also a contemporary description of a tour of the ship from top to bottom as seen through the eyes of a passenger on board. The author seems to have taken a trip on the sister ship Olympic at some point shortly after so the description is both original and contemporary.

Finally, I was interested to read that Captain Smith was actually on the bridge still trying to direct operations when the ship sank abruptly and without warning underneath him (rather than being in the wheelhouse awaiting the end as we have since been led to believe). Bearing in mind that we now know that the ship's keel had been broken in the collision (which Captain Smith may not have known) and that, as a result, the ship split in two just before sinking one wonders whether, in fact, the Captain thought that the ship might be kept afloat for a little longer? Perhaps that was why so much effort was put into keeping pumps and lights working and who knows, if the keel had not been broken, could this plan have succeeded?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this. Delivered from a slightly different persepctive...
Really enjoyed this. Delivered from a slightly different persepctive and all the more engaging and interesting for it. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Dutchy
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK TO READ ( RECOMMENDED )
Watched the movie about a month ago so decided to read the book , the book is really engaging it was very enjoyable to read.

would read again
Published 23 days ago by jan
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
a gripping account of the story of Titanic. I personally like other versions but no discredit to the story or anyone involved.very well written Ilike it
Published 1 month ago by Ruairi Hanlon
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Not good
Published 1 month ago by Corinna Taylor Dance In The Rain
4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended, a good read, and as always, a sad read.
A good and interesting account of the Titanic from her conception to completion of her voyage.
I won't give the ending away as it might spoil it for others! Read more
Published 1 month ago by TimKerr
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 months ago by Snezhana Sooby
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting
A very interesting account of the last days of the titanic. Made me want to read more accounts of this famous shipping disaster
Published 2 months ago by It's all about me
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
It's a good book for younger people maybe 8 years and older
A gripping story so you can't put the book down
Published 2 months ago by RannochLiddell
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!!
A really good book!!👍👌A lot of technical words though, to be honest I didn't understand them much😬It's still great though!!😄
Published 3 months ago by balbir jnagal
1.0 out of 5 stars bored bored boooorrred
hi im sofie i am eleven. been really looking forward to reading this book but im really pooped. really boring and im not satisfied. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Stuart King
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