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Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters

Book Overview: 

This is a detailed and accurate account of the most awful marine disaster in history, constructed from the real facts as obtained from those on board who survived.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Mr. Roebling stood there, too—I can see him now. I am sure that he knew that the ship would go to the bottom. But both just stood there."


Scenes on the sinking vessel grew more tragic as the remaining passengers faced the awful certainty that death must be the portion of the majority, death in the darkness of a wintry sea studded with its ice monuments like the marble shafts in some vast cemetery.

In that hour, when cherished illusions of possible safety had all but vanished, manhood and womanhood aboard the Titanic rose to their sublimest heights. It was in that crisis of the direst extremity that many brave women deliberately rejected life and chose rather to remain and die with the men whom they loved.


"I will not leave my husband," said Mrs. Isidor Straus. "We are old; we can best die together," and she turned from those who would have forced her into one of th. . . Read More

Community Reviews

The Sinking of the Titanic: Thrilling Stories of Survivors with Photographs & Sketches by Logan Marshall was originally published in 1912, the year of the ship's sinking. I wonder if it has been in print for over a century, or if it is a recent reprint. I bought it during a trip to Halifax. It conta

The title is deceiving -- this book is really only about the Titanic and its final hours through the eyes of its passengers/crew/rescuers. I really enjoyed it for that aspect. My kindle version did not include the images, so it just has broken code strewn throughout, but as I know the Titanic like t

I thought this book was very informative, as well as emotional. I found myself in near tears when I was reading the first-hand accounts of the survivors of the "Titanic". Reading about what the survivors experienced made it seem more real and less like a boring historical event.

The only part I reall

This Titanic account was published the year the great ship went down, in 1912, so subsequent investigations have revealed facts not available so soon after the tragedy. The book does discuss the U.S. congressional hearings held months later, but, of course, cannot mention more recent findings like t

Stories about the loftiness of the RMS Titanic have always baffled me. Although I've seen the movie, I have always been looking for reading materials on the sinking of the greatest vessel the world has ever seen.

I strongly believe one has a LOT to learn from the biggest maritime disaster in history.

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