The world has been deluged with enough accounts of the Titanic tragedy to sink the ship without help from an iceberg. This book, however, is a particularly revealing one, incorporating many first-hand accounts by survivors into the story of the doomed ocean liner. — Alden Graves
On April 15, 1912, the HMS" Titanic "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.
“In this book, the dramatic story of the world's most famous ship is told through the voices of those who were there. If you want to know more about Titanic, this is the book to read.” --Dr. Robert D. Ballard, co-discoverer of the RMS Titanic
"A fascinating new book that includes first-hand accounts, many previously unpublished, from survivors of Titanic’s maiden voyage."--Daily Express (UK)