The original 1912 news accounts of the Titanic disaster include the first-hand accounts of survivors as told to reporters who met the ship bringing them from where they were saved from lifeboats. The surviving crew describes the crucial moments after the ship hit the iceberg. A crewman testifies just three days after the sinking that the ship had a fire in its coal bunkers from the time it set sail. Teachers across America buy this book citing the original sources detailed that enable them to teach a lesson on the Titanic.
A Brief History:
There are countless movies, books, and documentaries about the sinking of the Titanic. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything about how the world reacted to the news.
Guided by first hand accounts, newspaper stories of the time, and a ton of research, author Ken Rossignol takes you back to 1912 as the news of the sinking broke.
With so much information to take in, I learned something new in every chapter. Some of the more interesting bits were: why early reports claimed all passengers were safe; how President Taft was affected by the sinking; the wealth of the people onboard; and the fallout on both sides of the Atlantic.
But my favorite section in the book wa the one about the untold stories of that night. Like how other ships tried to help, and the steps they took to save as many as possible.
Holy cow, what a great book! Titanic 1912: The original news reporting of the sinking of the Titanic is loaded with so much information, I had to read the book twice. And I guess because we live in a world where we can get news in a flash, it was shocking to read how badly the media of 1912 handled the story of the Titanic.
Titanic 1912: The original news reporting of the sinking of the Titanic is a great, quick, and informative book that any history buff will enjoy.
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