The Truth About The Titanic Illustrated Annotated Edition

The Truth About The Titanic  Illustrated   Annotated Edition

In fact, from the very beginning to the end of our trip on the Titanic, we had been together several times each day. I was with them on the deck the day we left Southampton and witnessed that ominous accident to the American liner, ...

Author: Archibald Gracie

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 9783849621667


Page: 225

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This commemorative edition includes all the photos from the first edition of this unbelievable account as well as a detailed essay about the history of steamships and steamship lines up to the year 1912. Furthermore this volume features an interactive table-of-contents as well as perfect formatting for 21st century electronic reading devices 'The Truth About the Titanic', by Colonel Archibald Gracie, is a striking recital of the monumental shipwreck, by the sole survivor of all the men passengers, "stationed during the loading of six or more life-boats with women and children on the port side of the ship.'' The book is written as a tribute and testimony to the "heroism on the part of all concerned." Colonel Gracie refutes many of the press reports of the disaster, as for instance, the Captain and the First Officer shooting themselves, for which statement he says there is no direct testimony. The story of the author's marvelous escape beggars the imagination and gives proof of a remarkable telepathic communication with his wife. Horrible are the scenes described and they bring vividly before you the heroism and endurance that were borne until the arrival of the Carpathia. Some of the testimony taken before the Senate Committee and the British Courts of Inquiry is analyzed and the story of each lifeboat is given according to the testimony given and the different affidavits. The part devoted to J. Bruce Ismay's testimony will be of especial interest to readers. Colonel Gracie's death, eight months after the world's greatest marine disaster, was due to the exposure and strain received at that time, and the restraint is a marked feature in this vivid account of an unprecedented ocean disasterwhich occasioned the sympathy of the world.

The Illustrated Truth about the Titanic

The Illustrated Truth about the Titanic

Archibald Gracie left a lasting legacy in his The Truth about the Titanic, simply The Truth About the Titanic. Not author fashion, but,. and theNew York Times hadthisto say ofit, whenthe book appearedin May of 1913: When the Titanic ...

Author: Archibald Gracie

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445607924

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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The first fully illustrated version of Archibald Gracie's memoir Titanic Survivor. Archibald Gracie was an American author returning home from Europe aboard the Titanic on her fateful maiden voyage.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography



A history of the Titanic, including the inquest after its sinking and the discovery of the wreckage in 1985.

Author: Peter Thresh

Publisher: Crescent

ISBN: 0517066998

Category: Shipwrecks

Page: 88

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A history of the Titanic, including the inquest after its sinking and the discovery of the wreckage in 1985.
Categories: Shipwrecks

The Titanic Disaster

The Titanic Disaster

The Truth behind the Conspiracy, 2012 Harland and Wolff Director's Minute Book held in the Public Records Office Haworth, Rodger, Miramar Ship Index Hoff, Gill, The Sinking of RMS Tailyour: The Lost Story of the Victorian Titanic Holman ...

Author: James W Bancroft

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 9781399048972

Category: History

Page: 207

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It was on Wednesday, 10 April 1912, that the imposing bulk of the RMS Titanic slipped her berth, and, to great fanfare, headed out into the Solent at the start of her maiden voyage. By all accounts, the liner was at the time the largest man-made object ever to move on water. The space her decks created allowed her designers to introduce previously unseen levels of luxury. In first class, for example, there were many new features such as squash courts, a Turkish bath, a gymnasium, a barber shop and even the first swimming pool built on board a ship. There was also the bold claim by its builders that Titanic was ‘practically unsinkable’. Sadly, just four days later, this assertion was found wanting. At 23.40 hours on the evening of 14 April, Titanic struck an iceberg. In less than three hours she had slipped beneath the waves. While the liner’s loss has been the subject of numerous films, documentaries and publications in the years that followed, in this book the author James W. Bancroft asks if the RMS Titanic had been doomed to a watery grave even before it sailed? Certainly, many people experienced feelings of foreboding about the ship, and there were many strange omens and unexplained events surrounding its construction and maiden voyage. A novel written many years before Titanic was built mirrored almost exactly the details of the disaster, and the well-known spiritualist, W.T. Stead, wrote a story of a similar nature. As a passenger on the ship, he seemed to have accepted his fate and did not try to save himself. Even animals seem to have sensed danger, such as the dog which tried to stop its owner from traveling to board the vessel, and Titanic’s cat had kittens and was seen taking them all off the liner before it sailed. The voyage was fatefully delayed for three weeks, and at least fifty travelers had forebodings about the ‘Ghost Ship’, some of whom missed the sailing or refused to board. Following years of research, James has uncovered some 100 fascinating stories concerning omens and premonitions of people who sailed – or in fact decided not to – on the ill-fated liner. This is the first time that all of these incidents have been brought together. Together they provide an unusual insight into the Titanic disaster.
Categories: History

The Titanic For Dummies

The Titanic For Dummies

Colonel Archibald Gracie IV, a first-class passenger, wrote a best-selling account of the sinking and his subsequent rescue called The Truth About the Titanic. Gracie's book, unfortunately, was published after his death.

Author: Stephen J. Spignesi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118206508

Category: History

Page: 344

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The Titanic For Dummies paints the whole picture of the most famous maritime disaster. It examines the building of the ship, life onboard during its maiden voyage, tragic decisions made that fateful night, the discovery of the wreck, and the many controversies that have emerged in the century since the sinking. Information includes: Theories behind the reason for the sinking (does the blame lie with the watertight doors, bad rivets, or crew negligence?), and when and where the ship split in two. A detailed look at how the lack of lifeboats — and the chaos that resulted in lifeboats launching before they reached capacity — resulted in lives lost. A Titanic “Who’s Who” identifying notable passengers, including those who were famous before the tragedy and those who gained fame because of it. Current thinking about reports of shots being fired onboard, the details of Captain Smith’s death, Murdoch’s possible suicide, and the band’s last song. Findings from the Titanic hearings on both sides of the Atlantic. A recounting of Robert Ballard’s discovery of the wreck in 1985 and the ongoing debate over whether to salvage the wreck or let the ship remain as a memorial to those who perished. A glimpse of the most fascinating artifacts salvaged from the wreckage. The Titanic in pop culture: from Broadway to one of the most highest grossing movies in history (being re-released in 3D in 2012 to commemorate the 100th anniversary).
Categories: History



The Loss ofthe S.S. Titanic. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company; 2000. 21. 2. Archibald Gracie. The TruthAbout the Titanic. New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1913. 2. Chapter 6. “Iceberg Right Ahead” 1. Archibald Gracie. The Truth About the ...

Author: Sue Vander Hook

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781604538380

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Explores the Titanic and how that event has sculpted societies, the sciences, and politics.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction



No discussion of the Titanic would be complete without referring to Walter Lord's classic book A Night to Remember (Bantam, 1955). This book drew on many eyewitnesses interviewed by Lord as well as on contemporary newspaper accounts and ...

Author: Rupert Matthews

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 9781398821729

Category: History


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The sinking of the Titanic on its maiden voyage in 1912 is one of the most dramatic stories in maritime history. The largest passenger steamship in the world, fitted with more advanced safety features than any of her rivals, she was proclaimed to be virtually unsinkable. Just how and why the Titanic foundered on such a beautiful April evening is the subject of this fascinating book. Author Rupert Matthews has written a highly readable account of the story of the Titanic, from the building of the liner to the excitement surrounding her launch, the slow unfolding of an unimaginable tragedy, the investigations, and finally the discovery of the wreck. He also explores the evidence behind the stories of heroism and cowardice related by survivors, and investigates the many theories surrounding the great ship's tragic loss. Includes: • Photographs of the Titanic, her crew and passengers • Eye-witness accounts • Personal memories
Categories: History

Olympic Titanic

Olympic   Titanic

Author: Steve Hall

Publisher: Infinity Pub

ISBN: 0741419491

Category: Political Science

Page: 189

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Categories: Political Science

The Titanic Did Not Need to Sink

The Titanic Did Not Need to Sink

The Truth about the Titanic. New York: M. Kennerly. 1913. Print. “Harland and Wolff.” Thomas Andrews Junior Memorial Lodge LOL 1321. n.d. Web: July 20, 2015. “Harland and Wolff Drawing Office 1912.

Author: Raff Rafferty

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781514454220

Category: History

Page: 88

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Others have written about what could have been done differently in the design and construction of the Titanic or in the hours and moments before striking the iceberg that might have prevented its sinking. Raff Rafferty presents the case that with no changes in design, and with the damage exactly as it was inflicted by the iceberg on April 14, 1912, the Titanic not only did not need to sink but also could actually have reached port in New York City, with all souls aboard and alive. He cites the specific actions that Capt. Edward Smith and his crew could have taken, as well as historical maritime precedents that lend credence to his claims.
Categories: History