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The Truth about the Titanic

The Truth about the Titanic

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By (author) Colonel Archibald Gracie

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  • Publisher: Theclassics.Us
  • Format: Paperback | 68 pages
  • Dimensions: 189mm x 246mm x 4mm | 141g
  • Publication date: 12 September 2013
  • ISBN 10: 1230334548
  • ISBN 13: 9781230334547
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI THE PORT SIDE: WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST >HE previous chapters, describing my per sonal experience on board the Titanic and remarkable escape from death in the icy waters of the middle Atlantic, were written some months ago. In the interim I have received the pamphlets, printed in convenient form, containing the hearings of both the American and British Courts of Inquiry, and have given them considerable study. These official sources of information have added materially to my store of knowledge concerning the shipwreck, and corroborate to a marked degree the description from my personal viewpoint, all the salient points of which were written before our arrival in New York, and on the S. S. Carpathia, under circumstances which will be related in a future chapter. During the same interval, by correspondence with survivors and by reading all available printed Foreword 114 matter in books, magazine articles and newspapers, I have become still more conversant with the story of this, the greatest of maritime disasters, which caused more excitement in our country than any other single event that has occurred in its history within a generation. The adopted standard by which I propose to measure the truth of all statements in this book is the evidence obtained from these Courts of Inquiry, after it has been subjected to careful and impartial analysis. All accounts of the disaster, from newspapers and individual sources, for which no basis can be found after submission to this refining process, will find no place or mention herein. In the discussion of points of historical interest or of individual conduct, where such are matters of public record, I shall endeavor to present them fairly before the reader, who can pass thereon his or...

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