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A Tragic Night Remembered - Titanic 100 Years - April 15, 1912 to April 15, 2012 Kindle Edition

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A century will soon have elapsed since that fateful night beginning at 11:40 PM on April 14, 1912 when the Royal Mail Ship Titanic struck an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. Early the next morning, at Latitude: 41 43’ North; Longitude: 49 56’ West - in a large field of icebergs – Titanic sat mortally wounded and promptly sank - with a great loss of life. Have you ever wished that you could be a time traveler - to step back in time to understand the events involving the RMS Titanic, to discover how and why she ended up on the ocean floor of the North Atlantic, to question witnesses and to learn its history, events, circumstances and testimony first hand? This documentary will allow you to become a time traveler, to hear those first hand accounts and testimony from 1912 of those no longer living - just as if you were there questioning them yourself; the actual words and experiences of passengers, survivors, rescuers, investigators, newspaper reporters, ship builders, officers, owners, relatives, explorers, radio operators, watchmen, crew and the fortunate few that missed the boat. This major work celebrates the centennial of Titanic. Spanning 871 pages it provides the ultimate information, passed on by all those person's lips. The author, 'Titanic Expert' Guy Foster, spent over 1,000 hours researching and writing this book to mark this great anniversary. His latest book covers the questions and answers concerning life on board Titanic, RMS Titanic’s design, power, speed, cost, accommodations, provisioning, luxuries, services, cuisine, the passengers boarding at Southampton, the coal strike, Titanic’s short voyage to Cherbourg and Queenstown, who embarked, who disembarked, cancellations, strange forebodings, letters home, myths, a novelette predicting strange visions of the future, mix-ups, foolish irresponsible plans to attempt record speed, gambling, ice warnings, speeding through the icebelt, status of binoculars on board, reliance on the lookouts, watchmen’s accounts, J. Bruce Ismay’s conduct on board, the collision with ice, passenger reactions & accounts, alleged bribes, scandals, heroism, cowardice, shootings, suicide, the lopsided treatment of steerage passengers, radio messages, rescue efforts, self preservation, the unforgettable cries and moanings, guilt, explosions, torment, Titanic’s gradual sinking, Titanic breaking in two, widow’s comments, the rescue, survivor’s treatment onboard Carpathia, arriving home, survivor accounts, newspaper stories, formal hearings, selling of stories, claims, settlements, relative’s accounts, the issues of irresponsibility involving the ships ‘Californian’ and the ‘Mt. Temple’, the breach of duty of Captain Lord and the aftermath of this terrible tragedy. Other maritime civilian and military disasters have occurred at sea before and since “Titanic”, some with greater loss of passengers and life. But none of these capture the public’s attention to the extent of the tragedy involving the RMS Titanic. One-hundred years after the sinking - the fascination with this event continues to grow with frenzied lack of restraint. Many seek to understand how life really was onboard this once mighty ship during an age of great optimism and invention. So much had been invented in so short a time. There was the impression that man had conquered nature! Titanic was thought to be practically unsinkable. Captain Smith believed this himself. Grand ships like Titanic must have been seen as the ultimate accomplishment of humankind. One can easily envision the great sense of loss brought about by the unexpected and sudden death of the RMS Titanic. The huge list of sections contained in this book are mind boggling - far to lengthy to fit in this brief space. Suffice it to say that in buying this book for your Kindle you can benefit from over 1,000 hours of someone else's research to just sit back and enjoy reading the whole story and truth about the RMS Titanic! Enjoy!

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa48ad648) out of 5 stars Most Comprehensive and Authoritative Book To Date on the Titanic May 18 2012
By Curt_600 - Published on
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This is the best book by far that I have read on the sinking of the Titanic. Foster writes the book from the perspective of the passengers and crew who survived the disaster, and he includes much testimony that was provided to review groups in the UK and the US. The book leaves no doubt that more could have been done to prevent the collision with the iceberg and to save the passengers and crew after the crash occurred. There was much hubris involved.
I was surprised to learn that the iceberg created holes along the seam where it came in contact with hull and that the seam was not ruptured wide open like is reported in some books. Foster is the only author that I know of who points out that many portholes were left open which probably let in much more water than the damage from the iceberg. If the captain had responded immediately instead of being in denial for several minutes, actions could have been taken to slow the sinking and save many more people.
The book is long, but it is very readable and it is filled with detailed information. I highly recommend it!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa49ec2dc) out of 5 stars A Tragic Night Dec 19 2012
By Pat Farmer - Published on
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An unknown revelation on what really happened that night back on April 15 1912, hear the background to the drama as told by many who were there. Sift thru the evidence yourself to decide what you think really occurred - it's really nothing like the movie - this is for real
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4961924) out of 5 stars Terrifc Book Nov. 25 2012
By Joy - Published on
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This is a terrifc book and brings to life a traedy. Through testamoney and persnalal accounts along with the narratoves this tragic night will be remembered by all who read it.
HASH(0xa4d4f90c) out of 5 stars The best!!! Sept. 23 2012
By Anne Bryant - Published on
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It isn't often that anyone would call this very long book an easy read, but it is, much to my surprise. I have always been fascinated by the Titanic and all of the stories that surround her. When I started reading the book, I intended to "flip through" to get the information that I was looking for. Guy Foster caught me on the very first page and held my interest until I had finished the entire book. I don't know how he does it, but as I read I could easily envision being there. I could see the people and the chaos around them.

I learned about the Titanic, but I also learned a lot about human nature. It's very telling to watch people when they think they are facing imminent death.

The language is clear and concise and the amount of information it contains is staggering. If you have any interest in the Titanic, you need this book
HASH(0xa49ef03c) out of 5 stars Not worth it June 26 2014
By R. Evans - Published on
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Parts of the story was very informative if you're writing a report on the Titanic. But to include pages after pages of the senate and then the wreck commission on the sinking became very boring. On my kindle, I skipped a lot of this and read the rest. To me the testimony was repetative. But that's my opinion.

The rest was very informative. I learned some things that I didn't know and things I suspected all along. Like one iceberg doing in the Titanic. I thought there were a lot more out there than was reported along with a huge field of ice. Maybe that answers the question of why Murdoch committed suicide that night. He essentially destroyed the Titanic. But again, that's my impression of what I read and may not be to anyone else.

Read it for yourselves and you be the judge.