[Epub] ↠ Lost Voices from the Titanic Author Nick Barratt – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk

Lost Voices from the Titanic On April 15, 1912, The HMSTitanic 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.


10 thoughts on “Lost Voices from the Titanic

  1. says:

    Honestly, everyone gets so involved in the movie history that they don t bother to read anything else, or other people get it wrong But reading the actual statements from survivors is outstanding.Things I learned Everything about what Captain Smith was doing is questionable Some crew say he pressed the ship on at almost full speed and ignored ice warnings Some say he told everyone to be extra vigilant and to slow down After they hit the iceberg, some passengers say they saw Smith swan dive into the water, but most people say he stayed on the boat until the end, and after he was in the water, some saw him helping passengers into life boats I don t know what to think, but I don t think it s fair that he turned into a scapegoat because he did die, and he couldn t defend himself Bruce Ismay isn t the villain that everyone wants him to be And maybe this is just me after reading his official statement But he wasn t on that ship in any official capacity He assisted in getting women and children off of the ship The officers called for women and children and none came forward TIME TO GO THEN Especially with the boat clearly having enough room It d be different if he was s...


  2. says:

    A well reserched account of the Titanic story brought to life by the letters and voice recordings of not just those people who built the ship, but those who sailed on it and survived its sinking Added to these voices are those of the people who searched for the survivors and the victims This is book is not just for the...


  3. says:

    I ve been intrigued by the Titanic for years in high school, before I d even heard of James Cameron or Leonardo DiCaprio, I had read both of Walter Lord s 1950s investigative books on the tragedy at sea and followed Ballard s deep sea exploration with fascination This book didn t tell me much of anything new about the voyage or the night of the sinking, but I appreciated the fact that the author presented information strictly from survivors with no creative liberties and without perpetuating baseless rumors I did find new appreciation for the liner itself from accounts from the shipyard where Titanic was built, and though nothing written can convey the deep emotions connected to this tragedy, the chapters detailing aftermath of the sinking had some sobering insights I want to give this book four stars, but by the nature of it being strictly factual, it isn t as readable as some other books I ve read on the subject, so while I appreciate the author sticking to the tr...


  4. says:

    This was a very interesting read because it showed the work that went into building the Titanic and the excitement right through to the horror It showed what changed as a result of the disaster and showed peoples thoughts and showed people in different lights to what you usually see The only thing I felt was missing though perhaps it doesn t exist was a letter from someone who knew the captain stating or defending him as many did Mr Ismay I feel like no one will ever really know w...


  5. says:

    This book feels unfinished and barely skims the surface of the subject It relies on including whole letters or testimonies My main complaint is that it feels as though the writer doesn t want to do the work of a historian Instead of sifting through the evidence to form a work of their own, ...


  6. says:

    Excellent thoroughly researched book Starts with the planning and building of the Titanic through to the last survivor who died in 2009 Included letters and accounts from the people who were on the Carpathia rescue ship which provided a different perspective I had not read many acc...


  7. says:

    A good book but a lot of focus toward the end on Ismay which I found to be quite boring Also, I would have appreciated a diagram of the ship to be able to better visualize all of the decks and such mentioned.


  8. says:

    Book is fine but personally wanted stories of actual sinking and less about the building of the ship.


  9. says:

    I consider myself a Titanic enthusiast Even before the movie came out when I was 14, there was something about the ill fated ship that fascinated me I think it is the irony behind it, as well as putting it into perspective Times were so different in 1912 1912 was still a year before my grandfather s birth in 1913 He has been gone for 7 years, and died at the age of 90 Living in the age of technology, the possibility of not being rescued in this situation is almost foreign to me If this tragedy happened today, video of the sinking would be posted on YouTube before the ship disappeared from the surface.Of all the Titanic literature I ve read, all the documentaries and fictional recreations I ve seen, this book was by far the most moving It is a collection of letters and newspaper articles from survivors and families of survivors The primary research in this book is exquisite and really personalizes the sinking and aftermath in a way that I ve never seen before.I thought I would never be able to learn information about the Titanic unless new information was discovered which it was in 2005 But I learned something new from this book, something that gives me chills thinking about it There were 4 collapsible lifeb...


  10. says:

    I picked this up at the library because I m just fascinated with Titanic and the people of that time This book does a great job of including contemporary accounts by survivors and newspaper articles from the time that describe the building of the ship and the aftermath I had never read some of those accounts before and didn t realize how different some of them were Barratt notes that not all of the accounts match, which is to be expected because of the traumatizing nature of the accident and the general confusion that followed He doesn t try to come to any conclusions about the accident, merely states the information that was available at the time The beginning few chapters are quite dry While I thought it was interesting to read about the building of the Titanic and the historical background that set the scene for its building, it just got boring at times I struggled through some of those chapters.I think it is to Barratt s credit that he was able to include so many letters and personal statements from survivors without ever making any of them sound ridiculous He very easily could ve blamed someone for the sinking as many people still do , but chose inst...


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