Lost Voices from the Titanic

Lost Voices from the Titanic : The Definitive Oral History

By (author) Nick Barratt

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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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  • Hardback | 286 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 30.48mm | 476.27g
  • 30 Mar 2010
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • New York, NY
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0230622305
  • 9780230622302
  • 708,418

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Nick Barratt is a broadcaster and historian. He runs Sticks Research Agency as well as writing for newspapers and various magazines. He is director of Firebird Media and is on the Public History Committee of the Historical Association. He lives in London.

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“In this book, the dramatic story of the world's most famous ship is told through the voices of those who were there. If you want to know more about Titanic, this is the book to read.” --Dr. Robert D. Ballard, co-discoverer of the RMS Titanic "A fascinating new book that includes first-hand accounts, many previously unpublished, from survivors of Titanic’s maiden voyage."--"Daily Express" (UK)"Barratt makes available to readers for the first time a wealth of primary documents and sources--and that is a very good thing. And, much to his credit, he does so without any agenda to advance, point of view to promote, or axes of any kind to grind: he lets the documents speak for themselves. For people who want to know more of the story of the Titanic from the perspective of her time as well as the men and women who built and sailed her, this book is a rare resource." -- Daniel Allen Butler, author of "Unsinkable" and "The Other Side of the Night"""  

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