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    DescriptionThis is the story of the world's most infamous ship, told in the words of those who designed her, built her, sailed her and survived her sinking. Starting from its original conception and design by the owners and naval architects at the White Star Line through construction at Harland and Wolff's shipyards in Belfast, Nick Barratt explores the pre-history of the Titanic. He examines the aspirations of the owners, the realities of construction and the anticipation of the first sea-tests, revealing that the seeds of disaster were sown by the failure to implement sealed bulkheads. Barratt then looks at the Titanic's maiden voyage in April 1912, examining the lives of various passengers in more detail, from the first-class aristocrats to the families in third-class and steerage. Similarly, the stories of representatives from the White Star Line who were on board, as well as crew members, are told in their own words to offer a very different perspective on the voyage. Finally, the book examines the disaster itself when "Titanic" struck the iceberg and sank hours later. Survivors from passengers and crew recount what happened, taking us back in time to the full horror of that freezing Atlantic night when up to 1,520 people perished.

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    Lost Voices from the "Titanic"
    The Definitive Oral History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nick Barratt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 151 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 504 g
    ISBN 13: 9781848091504
    ISBN 10: 1848091508

    BIC subject category V2: HBTM
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    DC22: 910.91634
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    Edition statement
    Airport / Ireland / Export ed
    Imprint name
    Preface Publishing
    Publication date
    01 October 2009
    Publication City/Country