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Lost Voices From the Titanic

The Definitive Oral History
Barratt, Nick (Book - 2010)
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Baker & Taylor
On April 15, 1912, the HMS [RMS] Titanic sank, killing 1,517 people and leaving the rest clinging to debris in the frozen waters of the North Atlantic awaiting rescue. Here, historian Nick Barratt provides the definitive narrative of the disaster in the words of those who were involved--including the designers and naval architects at the White Star Line; first-class aristocratic passengers and the families in third class and steerage, many of whom were simply seeking a better life in America; and the boards of inquiry, whose task it was to help change maritime law to ensure that such an event never took place again. Combining tales of incredible folly and unimaginable courage, Barratt has gathered the aspirations of the owners, the efforts of the crew, and of course, the eyewitness accounts from those lucky enough to survive, transporting the reader back to those heartbreaking moments on that fateful Sunday night.--From publisher description.

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On April 15, 1912, the HMS Titanic sank, killing 1,517 people and leaving the rest clinging to debris in the frozen waters of the North Atlantic awaiting rescue. Here, historian Nick Barratt tells the ship’s full story, starting from its original conception and design by owners and naval architects at the White Star Line through its construction at the shipyards in Belfast. Lost Voices From the Titanic offers tales of incredible folly and unimaginable courage—the aspirations of the owners, the efforts of the crew, and of course, the eyewitness accounts from those lucky enough to survive.

In narrating the definitive history of the famous ship, Barratt draws from never before seen archive material and eyewitness accounts by participants at every stage of the Titanic’s life. These long-lost voices bring new life to those heartbreaking moments on the fateful Sunday night when families were torn apart and the legend of the Titanic was cemented in our collective imagination.



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Provides a narrative of the Titanic disaster in the words of those who were involved--the designers and naval architects; passengers in first class, third class, and steerage; and the boards of inquiry, whose task it was to ensure that such an event never took place again.
Provides the definitive narrative of the Titanic disaster in the words of those who were involved--the designers and naval architects; first-class aristocratic passengers; immigrant families in third class and steerage; and the boards of inquiry, whose task it was to ensure that such an event never took place again.

Authors: Barratt, Nick
Statement of Responsibility: Nick Barratt
Title: Lost voices from the Titanic
the definitive oral history
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xii, 286 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: The background and construction of the Titanic
The maiden voyage of the Titanic
The aftermath
Subject Headings: Shipwrecks North Atlantic Ocean Sources Shipwrecks North Atlantic Ocean Titanic (Steamship) Sources Titanic (Steamship)
Topical Term: Shipwrecks
Shipwrecks
LCCN: 2009039706
ISBN: 9780230622302
0230622305
Branch Call Number: 910.9163 B
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Jul 11, 2012
  • creyola rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Nick Barratt is a professional reseracher and it shows in this novel about the Titanic. There is a lot of technical information which I found dragged a bit, but the letters from survivors made this book worth the read.

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