The Loss of the S.S. Titantic is Lawrence Beesley’s compelling first-person account of the tragic sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic on its maiden voyage in April 1912. Published amid the continued media frenzy a scant nine weeks following the tragedy, The Loss of the S.S. Titanic draws on Beesley’s experience as a second-class passenger and survivor, and, because of its rich detail and unique perspective, continues to be considered to be one of the most authoritative books about the disaster.
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Contrary to several film versions of the story (as well as most contemporary newspaper accounts of the sinking, whose writers seemed to feel a need to add drama to the tragedy), he takes special note of the imperturbable calmness of both the crew and passengers throughout the ship's final hours, ...Aug 12 2001 | Read Full Review of The Loss of the S.S. Titanic