The remarkable memoir of Eva Hart, a 7-year old passenger on the doomed Titanic.
‘I saw that ship sink, I never closed my eyes. I saw it, I heard it, and nobody could possibly forget it. I can remember the colours, the sounds, everything. The worst thing I can remember are the screams’
Titanic Voices is the most comprehensive collection of Titanic survivors’ accounts ever published and includes many unpublished and long forgotten accounts, unabridged, together with an authoritative editorial commentary. It is also the first book to include substantial accounts from women survivors - most of the previously well known accounts were written by men.
It was twenty minutes to midnight on Sunday 14 April, when Jack Thayer felt the Titanic lurch to port, a motion followed by the slightest of shocks. Seven-year old Eva Hart barely noticed anything was wrong. For stoker Fred Barrett, shovelling coal down below, it was somewhat different; the side of the ship where he was working caved in.
Profusely illustrated with over 300 images (50 in colour), including many rare and unique views of the ship, this is as accurate a telling of the story of the White Star Line’s Titanic and her sinking as you will read anywhere.
On 10 April 1912 Titanic – the largest and most luxurious ocean liner in the world – left Southampton on her maiden voyage. The only headlines she expected to make were on her triumphant arrival in New York. But just five days later, she was a wreck at the bottom of the North Atlantic. Why? This book explains why the largest ship in the world was lost and just how the voyage of a lifetime turned into a nightmare.
The story of the Titanic is now well known. But in the months following the disaster wild speculation was rife. On Thursday 22 May 1912, a mere 37 days after the sinking, respected London publisher Grant Richards, delivered Filson Young’s book to booksellers around the capital. It was the first attempt to plot the demise of the unsinkable ship from a well-respected writer.
Awakened by the shuddering of a huge iceberg puncturing the side of the ship, Colonel Archibald Gracie was quickly dressed and on deck to see the aftermath of what was to become the most famous collision in history.
The Truth about the Titanic remains today as the most accurate of the eyewitness accounts, recording Gracie’s own story as well as that of each of the lifeboats as they left the doomed Titanic.
Originally published in 1912, and long out of print in the UK, this new edition has been reset and newly illustrated with over 100 contemporary photos and illustrations. There is a new introduction by Lawrence Beesley’s grandson, New York Times journalist Nicholas Wade.
Wade Sisson tells the story of the Olympic on that fateful night, how she was a mere 350 miles away, outward bound from New York back to Southampton. Titanic’s faint distress signals were heard by the Olympic and her Captain, Haddock, prepared her for the rescue mission...
From the day she sank in April 1912 to the present, one of the enduring mysteries of the Titanic disaster was the single‐funneled, four‐masted ‘mystery ship’, sighted as the White Star liner, outward bound on her maiden voyage, began to slip beneath the calm waters of the iceberg‐strewn North Atlantic.
In April 1912 the Titanic sank, taking 1500 people to their deaths in the freezing Atlantic. Illustrated with many rare images, the books tells the story of the Titanic’s last few days, from accounts of the survivors on board RMS Carpathia. The book was published barely weeks after the ship sank and has become a classic of disaster literature.