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by Lawrence Beesley

eBook The Loss of the S.S. Titanic: Its Story and Its Lessons, By One of the Survivors epub
  • ISBN: 0618055312
  • Author: Lawrence Beesley
  • Genre: Engineering
  • Subcategory: Transportation
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; 1 edition (April 14, 2000)
  • Pages: 203 pages
  • ePUB size: 1359 kb
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Project Gutenberg’s The Loss of the SS. Titanic, by Lawrence Beesley. VIEW OF FOUR DECKS OF THE OLYMPIC, SISTER SHIP OF THE TITANIC From a photograph published in the Sphere, May 4, 1918 TRANSVERSE (amidship)

Project Gutenberg’s The Loss of the SS. VIEW OF FOUR DECKS OF THE OLYMPIC, SISTER SHIP OF THE TITANIC From a photograph published in the Sphere, May 4, 1918 TRANSVERSE (amidship). SECTION THROUGH THE TITANIC After a drawing furnished by the White Star Line. LONGITUDINAL SECTIONS AND DECK PLAN OF THE TITANIC After plans published in the Shipbuilder. THE CARPATHIA From a photograph furnished by the Cunard Steamship Co. CHAPTER I. Construction and Preparations for the First Voyage.

The story of the Titanic captivated my imagination when I was a young boy. I have read countless books on this . Lawrence Beesley (31 December 1877 - 14 February 1967) was a Science teacher, journalist and author who was a survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic

The story of the Titanic captivated my imagination when I was a young boy. I have read countless books on this tragic event. Lawrence Beesley (31 December 1877 - 14 February 1967) was a Science teacher, journalist and author who was a survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.

The sinking of the Titanic has captured the imagination of the public like no other tragedy of the modern ag. Rich in both narrative detail and compassion, The Loss of the . Titanic should be the first port of call for anyone interested in the famous ship.

Beesley was uniquely qualified to write this book, having himself been a second class passenger aboard the SS Titanic. The loss of the ss. Titanic. Its Story and Its Lessons. by. Lawrence Beesley.

The Loss of the SS. Titanic: Its Story and Its Lessons, by One of the Survivors. Author: Lawrence Beesley. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, New York, 1912.

Houghton and Mifflin to tell his tale.

Lawrence Beesley (31 December 1877 – 14 February 1967) was an English science teacher, journalist and author who was a survivor of the sinking of RMS Titanic. Beesley was educated at Derby School, where he was a scholar, and afterwards at Caius College, Cambridge, again as a scholar. He took a First Class degree in the Natural Science tripos in 1903. Beginning as a schoolmaster at Wirksworth Grammar School, he moved to Dulwich College, where he was a science master

We were then in touch with three other boats: one was 15, on our starboard quarter, and the others I have always supposed were 9 and 11, but I do not know definitely.

We were then in touch with three other boats: one was 15, on our starboard quarter, and the others I have always supposed were 9 and 11, but I do not know definitely into close touch with each other, but called occasionally across the darkness and saw them looming near and then drawing away again; we called to ask if any officer were aboard the other three, but did not find one. So in the absence of any plan of action, we rowed slowly forward-or what we thought was forward, for it was in the direction the Titanic's bows were pointing.

Seen From A Lifeboat - from The Loss of the S. S. Titanic: Its Story and Its Lessons by Lawrence Beesley (1877 - 1967). Audio courtesy of LibriVox.

The Sinking of the Titanic Seen From A Lifeboat - from The Loss of the S. Read by Bellona Times. Many thanks to the reader and everyone involved! Music at the end: "Easy Lemon" by Kevin MacLeod.

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You can download the book or read it online. Full of nautical detail and written with a hair-raising clarity, this book is a spellbinding tale of that fateful night - one you won't soon forget. Download mirrors: Mirror 1. Similar books. In it are involved the future fortunes of the whole Croat and Serb race. The Black Death: A History From Beginning to End - Hourly History The Black Death claimed between 75 million and 200 million lives in four short years.

First published in 1912, just two short months after the sinking of the TITANIC, this hauntingly immediate account opens with Lawrence Beesley's story of arriving onshore and soon after walking through the doors of Messrs. Houghton and Mifflin to tell his tale. THE LOSS OF THE S.S. TITANIC represents Beesley's attempt not just to record the events of the sinking but to set the record straight. In so doing, he captures both the majesty and the tragedy of this legendary voyage -- the view from the lifeboat as well as that from the deck. Full of wonderful nautical detail and written with a hair-raising clarity, THE LOSS OF THE S.S. TITANIC is an altogether spellbinding tale of that fateful night -- one you won't soon forget.
Comments: (7)
Hugighma
The story of the Titanic captivated my imagination when I was a young boy. I have read countless books on this tragic event. Many of these books made reference to an account of that night written by Lawrence Beesley, one of the survivors. I always wanted to read his book, but was not able to obtain a copy until now. I know that the word is over-used in society today, but I will have to say that this book is absolutely AWESOME! His many human interest stories will touch your heart. Like that of the charming young boy who was the elevator operator that Beesley often chatted with, but never saw again after the ship went down. His description of the screams heard in the distance from the life boats after the ship took its final plunge literally brought a lump to my throat. Beesley, a science teacher on holiday, had a readable writing style. His love of science and technology is evident in some passages, but not to the extent that it detracts from his story. Even this retired history teacher did not find them boring. Since the book was written a few months after the disaster, it does contain some errors. For example, Beesley refuted the claim made by some survivors that the ship broke in half as it was sinking. The discovery of the wreckage in the 1980s proved that it did indeed break apart. You will find his account of the demeanor of the passengers and crew in the face of calamity inspiring. I have read other Titanic survivors' stories, and many many of them are excellent, but few have impressed me like this one did.Read this short book if you have any interest in the Titanic. You will not be disappointed!
BroWelm
Mr. Lawrence Beesley's account of the sinking of the Titanic is simply the best available, save for maybe Major Archibald Butt's harrowing account of being sucked down by the ship only to arrive at the surface to be pulled up on an overturned lifeboat! Most of the good quotes in all the Titanic documentaries on television quote from Lawrence Beesley's account since he was a teacher and very scholarly in his portrayal of the disaster. This book, along with Violet Jessop's diaries, and Archie Butt's account are must reads for any Titanic fan looking to get the real skinny on what happened on the night of April 14/15 1912. It's unfortunate that most of the public's knowledge of the sinking comes from a grossly inaccurate film made by James Cameron called Titanic! Jack and Rose weren't even real people! There was no "Heart of the Ocean" diamond and Margaret "Unsinkable Molly" Brown was not looked down upon by other 1st Class passengers for being "New Money!" And passengers were not allowed forward of the breakwater on the forecastle, so the famous "King of the World" scene and "Flying" scene are totally fake! LAME!
Angana
This is a great read for Titanic enthusiasts. I'd say it's best meant for people with intermediate or advanced knowledge of the Titanic' s story. Keep in mind this was written in 1912 only weeks after the sinking, so modern day discoveries/evidence were not yet unveiled (like proof of the ship's breaking in two, which Mr. Beasley contests it sunk in tact - and his suggestions for post maritime law changes, which hadn't quite yet been put into place), to a certain degree you need to put yourself back 105 years. It's good to hear an account from a well educated man, a science professor, so soon after the event while the memory is so fresh (as opposed to elders recollecting events from so many decades later, when they were a child). Mr. Beasley takes you on a journey from setting sail, through the collision, evacuation, and rescue on the Carpathia. You almost feel like you are there; and while there are many well put together and interesting documentaries, it doesn't take you on a journey a read like this can do. I was on the verge of giving this a five star rating, but decided on four because this is a view from one perspective, and at times Mr. Beasley seems pretty well set of how things transpired, another witness might give a slightly different point of view (he does note this however). All in all, devote your time into reading this, it's well worth it!
Narder
Lawrence Beesley was an English school teacher on his way to the US on a holiday and survived the disaster of the Titanic. He wrote his book and it was published within eight or nine weeks after the sinking. The book has an even handed tone that explains how he handled himself after the collision and how he got onto a lifeboat with lots of detail about the ship, the accommodations, cabins, activities, etc. He was in his cabin reading when the ship struck the iceberg & went out to see what was going on. He went back to his cabin & got dressed more warmly, put on his life jacket & went back to the deck where the lifeboats were being loaded & he got on one. Only 8% of second class men survived the sinking, the lowest rate of all passengers and crew on board. Anyone with an interest in the Titanic should read this book. Beesley lived to be 89 and died in 1967.
Ces
Truely amazing story from one of the survivors- written in 1912 just months after the disaster. Beesley was educated (Cambridge) as a science teacher and his observations and analysis are insightful although imperfect - Beesley strongly disbelieved other's accounts about the ship breaking in half, which of course was proved when the wreck was discovered. On the other hand the clear intelligent account looks at the disaster from a number of perspectives - some based on personal and published interviews of others present. Interestingly, he ends with an analysis of ways future occurances might be avoided including an idea that prefigured sonar using mechanically induced sound waves and early hydrophones.
Mr.Savik
I got this book for kindle so could read wherever I go . Keeping in mind that it was written shortly after Titanic Sank by a survivor of the tragedy. It is a very good read and is hard to put down. It makes me feel very much like a witness to what was happening. I will be reading it to my son who is very curious as to how things were on Titanic especially as it sank from a survivors point of veiw.
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