Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic: The Ocean's Greatest Disaster: A Graphic and Thrilling Account of the Sinking of the Greatest Floating Palace Ever Built Carrying Down to Watery Graves More Than 1,500 Souls

Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic The Ocean s Greatest Disaster A Graphic and Thrilling Account of the Sinking of the Greatest Floating Palace Ever Built Carrying Down to Watery Graves More Than Souls Designed to replicate the look and feel of the original classic this republished treasure coincides with the th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic in April

  • Title: Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic: The Ocean's Greatest Disaster: A Graphic and Thrilling Account of the Sinking of the Greatest Floating Palace Ever Built Carrying Down to Watery Graves More Than 1,500 Souls
  • Author: Marshall Everett MinaLima
  • ISBN: 9780062067401
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Designed to replicate the look and feel of the original 1912 classic, this republished treasure coincides with the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic in April, 2012.

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    1. This book skips around a bit, but I found it to be rather interesting. I felt there was quite a bit a of emphasis placed on religion, but I believe that sets the tone for the time. I found it to be a bit misogynistic at times. As a woman, it is a relief to see the progress made toward equality since the time this was written. However, overall, I feel this is an accurate piece of historic work. It was interesting to read the different accounts of the sinking from different passengers. It truly gi [...]

    2. Interesting volume and beautifully designed. This edition is a reprint of the original, published in 1912. I'd say certainly it is a must for those still quite captivated by the ship of dreams. Keep in mind, it is NOT an updated version of the original, but a reprint. Journalism then vs now is very different and that must be taken into account.

    3. "Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic: the Ocean's Greatest Disaster" was an interesting look at both the Titanic disaster itself and the world of 1912. It was an interesting reprinting of a 1912 book dealing with the disaster published not too long after the event itself. It contains individual essays on various topics, reprinting of statements and articles from several different newspapers, testimony given during the Smith Committee, details of the sinking from multiples persons and numerous other [...]

    4. I actually bought another Titanic book and this one was sitting next to it. I love the period design, size and tidy hardcover so couldn't really resist. It's a curiosity, a reprint of the original book published shortly after the event and detailing eye witness accounts, sermons, newspaper articles and other 'facts'. The facts are somewhat suspect at times but expected given the speed of publication.It's not the greatest read in the world but it does have an appeal. Sure, there's a lot of repeti [...]

    5. Very much worth reading. This is a mix of first-person accounts of the wreck and its aftermath, and opinion pieces, all from the months following the sinking. I'm not sure there's much here that couldn't be found in other sources, but I hadn't seen any other source provide detailed accounts of the church services after the wreck. And while they got Lowe's testimony from one of the inquiries, this is the first time it sunk in that he didn't load the boats to capacity because they were rated for 6 [...]

    6. Well, for an account of a shipwreck that carried "down to watery graves more than 1500 souls," this was quite an uplifting book. I am not kidding.The firsthand accounts were all shaded with the bravery and nobility of the first-class men (Astor, Strauss, Thayer, Widener and, to a much lesser extent, Guggenheim) "being men" and behaving themselves. Also, all accounts mentioned how calm it was, even at the very end. This reader has a problem with that. I understand this account was written almost [...]

    7. This month being the 101 year anniversary of this disaster I thought I would read a book to commemorate the tragedy. I don't know that this would be a book for everyone, but I found it interesting in that it was not a novel, but actual accounts of what survivors remembered of that catastrophic night. Here is one example. Emile Portaluppi of Aricgabo, Italy escaped death when the Titanic went down. Portaluppi, a second-class passenger, was awakened by the explosion of one of the boilers of the sh [...]

    8. This book was a definite eye opener. We've all seen the movie (I happen to love the movie and will openly admit that), but we all also know that the movie is just a glorification. This book has stories told by the people that were actually on the ship and their experiences. It honestly felt good to read about how chivalrous the men were when their life was also hanging on the line. This book made me want to cry several times for several different reasons. I felt happy by how kind men are capable [...]

    9. This book was first written in 1912, while the tragedy was still in everyone's mind. There is personal accounts of what happened and the theme through out the book was the heroism of the men to make sure women and children were taken to the life boats. It seems only a very few really knew the danger that was apparent and all we sure they would make it back to the boat. Hearing how the band played "Nearer My God To Thee" while the water was rising to their knees was most moving. Reading how Capta [...]

    10. I was not really sure what this book was ro was trying to be. The hard cover edition is wonderful to hold, in an era when everything is going digital, this book is substantial. Hardcover, thick, sepia toned paper with gilt edges, and woodcut illustrations. It was fun to pick up, like a piece of history in itself. Reading it though, it was hard to determine what it was trying to say or accomplish. It seems like a compilation of accounts of the sinking and the aftermath from sources all over the p [...]

    11. Now I devour anything written on the Titanic- the event that shown no mercy to class, money and privilege. I've read every book I can get my hands on, so when I found this one (at the whopping price of $32.00!) I was willing enough to spend the money if it proved worth it. Honestly, I kind of regret it. I did hear new information, but the sections are sloppy, and the Reverend speeches were boring and I kept skipping any part that wasn't by a Titanic survivor or someone on board the Carpathia.It [...]

    12. I liked it. The book itself is beautiful, the paper is amazing and the design is a wonder for the eye. I was really interested by the first hand reviews on the incident but since it was, most of all, first class passengers they got a curious opinion on it. Most of them were just stunned by the experience and now traumatized as we would have thought (thoughts based on the movie). But again is a réédition of an old book so it might just be the writing style of that period. And sometimes, the chr [...]

    13. I've grown up hearing about the Titanic with the advantage of having years worth of information. That time served to sort out the facts and the myth, and to take a more scientific look at what happened. All of that background made this book even more interesting as the text was originally published within a year of the sinking. This proximity to the event provided insight into what the information was that was deemed important, and gave a glimpse into what was valued by the people living at the [...]

    14. This book is a reproduction of the 1912 book published shortly after the sinking of the Titanic. First hand accounts, testimony at the investigation of wrong doing, quotes from the many religious services following the disaster are included. I found out many things I did not know. Striking for me was the fact that not much was made over the large number of steerage passengers that were lost. Interesting.

    15. This wasring.Sorry, but there it is. It was first hand accounts of the survivors, testimony before congress, and sermons about it (fyi: they were very surprised how well the steerage acted!).I think because I checked out the e-version from the library, I lost a lot of the beauty of the book, which may have allowed me to give another star. I've seen this book in the stores, and it is beyond gorgeous. It would no doubt make a fine addition to someone's bookshelf--but not mine.

    16. A collection of writings from the time if the disaster. Sometimes hard to read due to the verbosity if the writers. It is easy to see the social prejudices of the time. It is also easily noted how people long to be seen as important and be associated with important people. If you believe everything you read, the Astors parted ways of multiple occasions in multiple ways.

    17. A reprinting/replication of a book that was published in 1912, this is a must read for all Titanic buffs. A beautiful edition with some interesting first-person accounts, press and news releases of the day, and political cartoons, among other things. Gives a sense of immediacy that books published today just can't provide.

    18. This book was definitively informative. I'm interested in the Titanic and the era in which it sank, so can appreciate the artistry of the cover and illustrations within the text. However, from time to time the dark tone of the piece - as fitting as it is - makes it a book you have to read alongside many others in order to not get annoyed with the monotony of such a depressing tone.

    19. Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic is a book fully dedicated to providing the reader with facts about the Titanic and its sinking. As well, it includes survivors' recounts of their journey on the Titanic and how they escaped, some narrowly, and docked in New York on the Carpathia. This book will leave readers with a new perspective about the Titanic and new knowledge to recount to others.

    20. To read a book that was published so close to the actual event is amazing. The fact that this book has first hand accounts and some of the transcriptions from the Senate inquiry is great to read as well.

    21. The last of my three Titanic reads; this is a reprint of something originally published in 1912 and thus right after the sinking, so for all its sensationalism (and there is much of it) it's a fantastic insight into the thoughts/minds/zeitgeist of the time.

    22. The look, feel, and format of the book were great. Very stylized, but the content was repetitive and it difficult to discern what was a quote, and what was editing. I can see myself reading excerpts of it to my social studies classes but would not recommend anyone sit down and read it.

    23. I'm lucky enough to own a First Edition of this book. It definitely makes for a fascinating read (although we now know some of the details are wrong)and is a must have for anyone interested in the Titanic.

    24. very good read about the titanic. Very detailed with information of the building, sinking, and post wreck investigation. Also, contains a good amount of eyewitness reports.

    25. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. A lot of the book deals with personal stories from the survivors, as well as the in-depth (but easy to read about) senate hearings on the wreck.

    26. Library Summer Reading Club - Non-fiction genre requirementI found this book just ok pretty slow. Some parts were interesting - like the real accounts of passengers.

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