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4.0 out of 5 stars A real first hand account.
This must be one of the first books anyone with an interest in the Titanic disaster must read. It is a first hand account by a survivor, already an accomplished and proficient author and is well researched with testimony of other survivors taken from the UK and American inquiries which took place shortly after the disaster itself. The book is well written easy to read but...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent non- fiction
An interesting read, a bit repetitive, but I read it to the end. Unlikely to recommend to others as good read
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4.0 out of 5 stars A real first hand account., 28 April 2012
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marcoscu "marcoscu" (Chorley,UK) - See all my reviews
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This must be one of the first books anyone with an interest in the Titanic disaster must read. It is a first hand account by a survivor, already an accomplished and proficient author and is well researched with testimony of other survivors taken from the UK and American inquiries which took place shortly after the disaster itself. The book is well written easy to read but clearly well researched and authoritative.

The kindle version has been well made, with the text well laid out and easy to read.

Make this your starting point when studying the most famous maritime disaster of all time.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A timely Kindle offer, 19 May 2012
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One of the first detailed account of the Titanic disaster by a survivor, who employed what turned out to be the last few months of his life to collect evidence from other survivors and make a detailed study of both the British and American enquiries, extended extracts from which are quoted in this book. I was particularly struck by the defence of his client's action which Ismay's counsel gave in response to criticism at the Board of Trade enquiry.

A detailed list of lifeboats/collapsible craft, and numbers of crew and passengers in each, makes up the second half of the narrative, the number of half-empty craft underlining the inability of safety at sea regulations to cope with major emergencies on the new giant ships. Modern readers familar with the period will note Gracie's tendency to praise the virtue of Anglo-Saxon passengers, in contrast to those of other nations, and his practice of naming all the first class passengers rescued, while second and third class remain mere numbers: both not untypical of the period.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fabulous read, 5 May 2013
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Truly an outstanding work of passion and fact.
A definitive read for any Titanic enthusiast or those merely starting their obsession with the greatest ship of all time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking read, 27 Feb 2014
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The writer really draws you in and you really do feel as though you as are there on that terrible night. It is written not for dramatic effect but simply for the way it was .
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4.0 out of 5 stars interesting account, 22 Feb 2014
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I did enjpy reading about this although I was dissapointed to find that the author died within a year and there was no story following the sinking.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent non- fiction, 25 Jan 2014
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An interesting read, a bit repetitive, but I read it to the end. Unlikely to recommend to others as good read
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3.0 out of 5 stars Women and children first?, 24 Jan 2014
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An in depth detailed account methodically researched.The author drawing on testimony from both the British and American boards of enquiry and , arguably more enlightening, personal evidence given by passengers and crew.However I found reading most of it tedious as the author will relate _ for example _ the events surrounding the launch of each life boat,backed up with further testimony from survivors repeating ,albeit in a slightly different way,something previously read.Despite the horrors unfolding that night I was struck by the overwhelming adherence to both class and moral duty. When women and children first was called, did most of the men really politely say goodbye to wives and partners and accept death? TIme and again the author lists 'no men' as lifeboat passengers and records that the men stood back.There's very little mention third class or steerable passengers . Not a bad read but also not one you'd call un put downable.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit boring, 11 Sep 2013
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This is an attempt to authenticate the facts as observed by the author from all the evidence he has gathered.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Bit let down, 19 Aug 2013
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Was looking forward to reading this, but it is a bit of a let down to be honest. Is written in a not very flowing manner and is quite tedious. Much better books on Titanic around than this
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fasinating read., 25 July 2013
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This book will be loved by any titanic enthusiast. Its a true but sad story and very moving. Well worth it.
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