Titanic, First Accounts

Titanic, First Accounts

By Tim Maltin (Editor); Nicholas Wade (Afterword by); Tim Maltin (Introduction by)

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143106623, 375pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2012

Description
Fascinating firsthand accounts of the"Titanic "in a deluxe package with gorgeous graphic cover art
Just in time for the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic, this graphic deluxe edition compiles first hand accounts, testimonies, and letters by notable Titanic survivors, including Archibald Gracie, Lawrence Beesley, Elizabeth W. Shutes, and the "unsinkable" Molly Brown. Full of historically accurate details and an afterword by the grandson of Lawrence Beesley, Titanic Survivors and author of "The Loss of the S.S. Titanic," it will be the gift to give die-hard Titanic buffs. Authoritative, commemorative and in a striking, luxurious package with and introduction by Titanic enthusiast and expert, Tim Maltin, this will be the authoritative work on the disaster.
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About the Author


Nicholas Wade received a BA in naturalsciences from King s College, Cambridge. He was thedeputy editor of"Nature"magazine in London and thenbecame that journal s Washington correspondent. Hejoined"Science"magazine in Washington as a reporter andlater moved to"The New York Times", where he has beenan editorial writer, concentrating on issues of defense, space, science, medicine, technology, genetics, molecularbiology, the environment, and public policy, a sciencereporter, and a science editor.



Praise For Titanic, First Accounts

"With its detailed stories from survivors of the disaster, Titanic, First Accounts is hugely engaging and adroitly debunks some of the event's great myths. ("Nearer, My God, to Thee" wasn't actually the last song played by the ship's band.) The eyewitness testimonies are equal parts illuminating and haunting, revealing intimate conversations with surviving passengers who didn't fully grasp the scope of the unfolding devastation until it was too late."
-Entertainment Weekly