Titanic - First Accounts - 2012

Front Cover of Titanic: First Accounts

Front Cover of Titanic: First Accounts. GGA Image ID # 104c3630c7


Titanic: First Accounts is essentially a comilation of many of the first hand accounts published shortly after the disaster, edited to make it easier for the reader to comprehend and make sense out of the events as they unfolded. Except for cover, which unfold into a full-color cutaway of the RMS Titanic, the book has no illustrations.

Edited with an Introduction by Tim Maltin; Afterword by Nicholas Wade.

Firsthand Accounts by Lawrence Beesley, Margaret Brown, Archibald Gracie, and More.

From the Publisher

Just in time for the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic, this graphic deluxe edition compiles first hand accounts, testimonies, and letters by notable Titanic survivors, including Archibald Gracie, Lawrence Beesley, Elizabeth W. Shutes, and the "unsinkable" Molly Brown.

Full of historically accurate details and an afterword by the grandson of Lawrence Beesley, Titanic Survivor and author of THE LOSS OF THE S.S. TITANIC, it will be the gift to give die-hard Titanic buffs.

Authoritative, commemorative, and in a striking, luxurious package with an introduction by Titanic enthusiast and expert, Tim Maltin, this will be the authoritative work on the disaster-- Provided by publisher.

From the Inside Flap

"imagine a ship nearly a sixth of a mile long. Seventy-five feet high to the top decks. With four enormous funnels above the decks. And masts again high above the funnels; with her hundreds of portholes. All her saloons and other rooms brilliant with light. And all round her, little boats filled with those who until a few hours before had trod her decks and read in her libraries and listened to the music of her band in happy content; and who were now looking up in amazement at the enormous mass above them and rowing away from her because she was sinking."
—Lawrence Beesley

About the Authors

Tim Maltin has been studying the Titanic for twenty-five years and is the author of ioi Things You Thought You Knew About The Titanic . . . But Didn’t! He is currently working on a National Geographic film and book about his ground-breaking Titanic research, which will be released in 2012. Tim works in London and lives in Wiltshire, England.

Max Ellis, originally trained as a precision engineer, is a professional illustrator based in London. He is the winner of the British Illustration (AOI) award for humor, and his clients include Advertising Age, Maxim, and Wired magazines.

Nicholas Wade is the grandson of Titanic survivor Lawrence Beesley and is the author of The Faith Instinct: Flow Religion Evolved and Why It Endures and Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors.

Back Cover of Titanic: First Accounts

Back Cover of Titanic: First Accounts. GGA Image ID # 104c6c208c

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

  • Main title: Titanic, first accounts / edited with an introduction by Tim Maltin ; afterword by Nicholas Wade.
  • Published/Created: New York : Penguin Classics, 2012.
  • Description: xviii, 375 p. ; 22 cm.
  • ISBN: 9780143106623 (pbk.)
  • LC classification: G530.T6 T584 2012
  • Related names: Maltin, Tim.
  • LC Subjects:
    Titanic (Steamship)
    Titanic (Steamship)--Pictorial works.
    Shipwrecks--North Atlantic Ocean.
  • Other Subjects: HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • Series: Penguin classics deluxe edition
  • LCCN: 2011047511
  • Dewey class no.: 910.9163/4
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