Voices from the Titanic (Brief Histories) Paperback – 19 Jan 2012
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To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic true accounts by the people who built it, as well as the survivors.
About the Author
Geoff Tibballs is a former journalist and press officer. He is now a full-time writer. He lives in Nottingham.
Top Customer Reviews
On the other hand, if you set aside the natural inaccuracy of newspaper reporting, newspaper reports from a few days after the event, reporting survivors' stories, are likely to be more accurate than Hollywood versions.
For example, one report tells the story of, as a lifeboat is being lowered, a person in the lifeboat telling the reporter: 'A number of other passengers, mostly men, were standing near by (sic) and they joked with us because we were going out on the ocean. "The ship can't sink", said one. "You'll catch your death of cold out there in the ice".'
Another newspaper report, from the Boston Post on 20th April 1912 (see what I mean about contemporaneous reporting?) concerns an interview with a survivor who saw a mother and her six children being allowed onto the interviewee's lifeboat but the father being denied entry. The newspaper story states ' "Let him come with me. Oh please let him come with me", she pleaded. "I don't want to live if he can't come. There will be nobody to earn bread for my little children", she wailed. But the officers wouldn't let the father go.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this to read something different about the Titanic. A good read, found it very interesting and really enjoyed it.Published on 9 Mar. 2014 by Happy Customer
A great anecdotal account by the survivors of this epic tragedy at sea. A must for all interested in the fate of the Titanic passengersPublished on 20 Dec. 2013 by Robert Currie
These individual accounts of the Titanic disaster made interesting reading. Sober, measured, and non-emotional descriptions of the way it was for the survivors.Published on 13 Nov. 2013 by Clive Turner
I though this would be more interesting and from the people involved rather than mainly form newspapers which can be a bit repetative.Published on 17 Sept. 2013 by SYD
I enjoyed this book but it is a bit of an epic. Lots of facts but very entertaining. Their are lots of different peoples views and experiances..Published on 13 Feb. 2013 by susan wagstaffe