Titanic, First Accounts
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Title: Titanic, First Accounts
By: Tim Maltin
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 8.44 X 5.63 (inches)
Weight: 2 pounds
ISBN: 0143106627
ISBN-13: 9780143106623
Stock No: WW10662X

Publisher's Description

Fascinating firsthand accounts of the Titanic—in a deluxe package with gorgeous graphic cover art

The Titanic, First Accounts 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 Survivors 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 and introduction by Titanic enthusiast and expert, Tim Maltin, this will be the authoritative work on the disaster.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Author Bio

Tim Maltin has been studying the Titanic for 25 years. He is working on his magnum opus, which will be published in 2012, which will be the definitive account of what actually happened on that fateful night. Tim works in London and lives in Wiltshire 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 humour and his clients include Advertising Age, Maxim, and Wired Magazine.

Nicholas Wade is the grandson of Titanic survivor Lawrence Beesley and the author of three Penguin books, including A Troublesome Inheritance.

Editorial Reviews

"With its detailed stories from survivors of the disaster, Titanic, First Accounts is hugely engaging and adroitly debunks some of the event's great myths. ("Nearer, My God, to Thee" wasn't actually the last song played by the ship's band.) The eyewitness testimonies are equal parts illuminating and haunting, revealing intimate conversations with surviving passengers who didn't fully grasp the scope of the unfolding devastation until it was too late." — Entertainment Weekly

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