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    DescriptionCapturing the disbelief, the chaos and the terror of the fateful night the Titanic sank 100 years ago, Titanic on Trial brings to life the tragedy through the voices of those who survived it. Stories about the sinking have become legendary - how the band played to the end, how lifeboats were lowered half-empty - but amongst the films, novels and academic arguments, only those who were there can separate truth from fiction. This book gives the story back to those people. After the sinking, inquiries into the loss of 1,517 lives were held in both the UK and US. The 1,000 or more pages of transcripts represent the most thorough and complete account of the sinking, told in the voices of those who were there. For the first time, these transcripts of the courtroom questions and answers have been specially edited and arranged chronologically, uncovering and drawing out the real drama of the Titanic's final night. The witnesses are transformed into characters in a much bigger story, and the events are described from the perspectives of people in every part of the ship, from a stoker in the boiler room escaping just before the watertight doors sealed behind him, to first class passengers trying to buy their way onto lifeboats. This compelling book provides a unique insight into what really happened on the night, and the terrible, courageous, cowardly and tragic choices individuals had to make.


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    Title
    Titanic on Trial
    Subtitle
    The Night the Titanic Sank, Told Through the Testimonies of Her Passengers and Crew
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nic Compton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408140284
    ISBN 10: 1408140284
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTM
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QSAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREWWI
    Ingram Subject Code: SL
    Libri: I-SL
    Abridged Dewey: 900
    BISAC V2.8: TRA006010, HIS000000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJC, 1QSAN
    DC23: 910.91634
    BISAC region code: 1.2.0.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NH, NHTM
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MP
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QSAN
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPBA
    Illustrations note
    Black and white photos
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Adlard Coles Nautical
    Publication date
    05 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Nic Compton was Editor of Classic Boat Magazine until 2000, and since then has travelled the world as a journalist and photographer. He has written for a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including The Independent, Yachting Monthly and Yachting World and is the author of a wide range of books on nautical subjects.