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  1. says:

    I heartily recommend this memoir This might be the single most fascinating account of the Titanic that I have ever had the privilege to readCol Archibald Gracie was an extraordinary man and his account of the sinking—with its clarity and its

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    This is the first hand account of the experiences of Archibald Gracie on the night of 14th April 1912 aboard the Titanic as she succumbed to the waters of the Atlantic and while the event is one of the most dramatic in peacetime history Archibald tells his story with the reserve typical of the time He tells how he helpe

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    I'm sure it was terribly informative in 191213 but less so now Interesting how the testimony of first class passe

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    This personal account from a survivor of the sinking of the Titanic was first published in 1913 More than 100 years later it still is a chilling account of all that happened on that fateful night Archibald Gracie recalls what he and others experienced that night in an unforgettable narrative He talks about what he did helping others load and launch the lifeboats He talks about the poignant goodbyes families resigned to what must b

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    This is NOT a Story It's a very detailed account of the sinking of the TitanicIf you are looking for an emotional account of the Titanics first and only crossing this is NOT the book for you Although most of the details of this famous crossing are tragic this is of an accounting of what happened from the moment

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    I have already read several books about the tragic sinking of the Titanic and they all ended the same way it sank So when I stumbled on this one I had to ask myself do I really want to read another book about the Titanic? I expected that it would most likely end the same way Having read it I am glad that I didn't talk myself out of it Just as with almost any subject there are different viewpoints and angles tha

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    Although I've read several books on the Titanic I believe this is the only one I've read written by an actual survivor The first half of the bo

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    An interesting read a bit dry perhaps in the second half but interesting nonetheless and definitely a must read for those interested in true life accounts of the sinking There is not a lot of backstory to this it

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    Titanic A Survivor’s Story Titanic was the most powerful book I’ve ever read on the fateful sinking of the Titanic From the first sentence this was a powerful read Colonel Archibald Gracie retold his experience about surviving the sinkin

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    The first half of the book is a a first person account of Col Archibald Gracie's experience the night the Titanic sank It's related dispassionately with period typical stoicism Gracie does an excellent job of explaining what he experienced His

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review º eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Archibald Gracie

With time running out and the decks awash with the sea first class passenger Archibald Gracie was one of the last people to escape the sinking of the Titanic clinging to an overturned collapsible boat before being rescued Once safe on the Carpathia Gracie immediately began writing what has become one of the definitive books on the tragedy The Truth About the Titanic is Gracie’s detailed account of not jus. I m sure it was terribly informative in 191213 but less so now Interesting how the testimony of first class passengers including that of Col Gracie were accepted as fact by both British and American Inuiries whilst those of 2nd and steerage were called into uestion yet these turned out to be accurate ie the ship DID split etc Very skewed to paint Col Gracie in the best most heroic light uite ironic how it was emphasised several times throughout the book that there was NO attempt to hold back or discriminate against steerage passengers yet all those in the life boats who held 1st or 2nd class tickets are named individually whereas boats containing steerage are labelled exactly that More an insight into the class society of the edwardian era than anything else

review The Truth About the Titanic

The Truth About the Titanic

T his experience the night of April 15 1912 but that of each of the lifeboats launched that night as well as the testimony at the inuiry that followed Although Gracie died before his book was published The Truth About the Titanic is recognized as one of the most complete and accurate accounts of the tragedyThe sinking of the Titanic in the frigid waters of the north Atlantic in the early hours of April 15 1. This personal account from a survivor of the sinking of the Titanic was first published in 1913 More than 100 years later it still is a chilling account of all that happened on that fateful night Archibald Gracie recalls what he and others experienced that night in an unforgettable narrative He talks about what he did helping others load and launch the lifeboats He talks about the poignant goodbyes families resigned to what must be In the latter part of the book he recounts the facts he garnered through meticulous research contacting other survivors and uoting some facts that came to light through the judicial inuiries at that time It is a fascinating detailed and uite accurate account of the sinking as he himself experienced it along with others testimonies This audio version was superbly performed by Frederick Davidson

review º eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Archibald Gracie

912 is arguably the most famous peacetime maritime disaster of modern history and one that continues to capture popular imagination a century laterHarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms Look for titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital libra. Titanic A Survivor s Story Titanic was the most powerful book I ve ever read on the fateful sinking of the Titanic From the first sentence this was a powerful read Colonel Archibald Gracie retold his experience about surviving the sinking of an unsinkable passenger ship on her maiden voyage The memoir was initially published in 1913 which might account for the intricate prose used The wording as well as the descriptions of all things related to ships and sailing made this a slow read Also his description of what he endured was so unimaginable that it took me a while to let it sink in and really understand the magnitude of chaos that occurred around him I found this to be a heart wrenching tale of survival and heroism Gracie stated that the passengers exhibited extreme decorum while waiting to board the life boats He claimed the men left aboard accepted their fate with honor He was thrust overboard and survived a harrowing swim in the icy water Once he surfaced he miraculously made it to a life boat that was half submerged The boat uickly filled up and those aboard yelled to men trying to board that taking in even one passenger would sink everyone In response those in the water wished the men god bless and accepted their fate Gracie not only detailed his own story but also included the eye witness accounts of other survivors He That resulted in this book being termed an extremely accurate account of the night He included testimony from the Senate hearings and examined uestions that many had posed such as did the ship actually break in half and did the boilers explode Every year I try to read a book on Titanic and am still amazed at the stream of events that led to her sinking Gracie s story was even amazing in that he claimed having had three hours of sleep that fateful night allowed him to be rested enough for the physical exertion reuired of him to survive Gracie s story of survival was amazing and the presentation of all the information from other passengers was eually interesting I highly recommend this