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Story of the Wreck of the Titanic

Marshall Everett
pubblicato da Tales End Press

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As the original title page proudly proclaims, 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; Giving Exciting Escapes from Death and Acts of Heroism Not Equaled in Ancient or Modern times, Told by the Survivors.

Indeed, of all the "instant books" published after the sinking of the Titanic, this one best captures the spirit of the times, and of the public reaction to the disaster. Alongside the harrowing accounts of survivors and their testimony before the Senate investigation, there are chapters of newspaper editorials and sermons preached by prominent clergy. Thus we find that even a hundred years ago, opinion columns were despairing of the modern need for speed, and were calling for stern regulation of the new-fangled "Marconigrams" (radio), while churchmen lauded the spirit of "women and children first," and preached on "How Shall We View God in the Light of Such a Disaster." The influence of newspapers on public opinion is also shown in the illustrations, which include many editorial cartoons reacting to the disaster. An essential book for studying the historiography of the Titanic.

Table of Contents:
I. The Two Titans
II. Story of the Titanic
III. Spur of Iceberg Ripped Open Bottom of Titanic
IV. Thrilling Story of the Wreck
V. Rescue of the Survivors
VI. Survivors Reach New York
VII. Last Man Off Tells Horrors of Shipwreck
VIII. Heroism on the Titanic
IX. Thrilling Experiences of Survivors
X. Sorrow and Honor and Memory Equal
XI. The Responsibility for Fatal Speed
XII. Other Contributing Causes of the Disaster
XIII. More of the Tragedy
XIV. Oddities of the Wreck
XV. The Terror of the Seas, By Fred S. Miller
XVI. Heroes at the Post of Duty
XVII. W. T. Stead, Scholar, Dreamer and Humanitarian
XVIII. Many Memorials for Titanic Tragedy
XIX. Stories of the Rescued
XX. Survivors' Stories Continued
XXI. On the Roll of Honor
XXII. Comments of the Press
XXIII. Great Marine Disasters in Recent Years
XXIV. The Tragedy of the Sea, By Rev. Andrew Johnson
XXV. Help for Titanic Sufferers
XXVI. Some Pathetic Features of the Tragedy
XXVII. Some Fortunate Circumstances
XXVIII. Various Descriptions of How the Titanic Disappeared
XXIX. U.S. Senators Obtain Facts of Wreck
XXX. Investigation Continued
XXXI. The Investigation in Washington
XXXII. Senate Committee Examines Lookout and Passengers
XXXIII. Members of Ship's Crew on Stand
XXXIV. The Bereft in the Boats, By Fred S. Miller
XXXV. Titanic's Dead Brought Back


Generi Storia e Biografie » Storia: specifici argomenti » Periodi storici » Storia del XX e XXI secolo » Storia delle Americhe , Hobby e Tempo libero » Motori » Mezzi di trasporto

Editore Tales End Press

Formato Ebook con Adobe DRM

Pubblicato 11/08/2012

Lingua Inglese

EAN-13 9781623580391

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