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This is one of the first and most famous books published after the sinking of the Titanic, and contains much material from contemporary newspaper accounts. It was written by Logan Howard-Smith (under the pen name of Logan Marshall), an editor who specialized in the rapid publication of books about current events. For this book, his crowning achievement, the initial print run was for no fewer than 110,000 copies. The publisher achieved this by running 11 presses simultaneously, and the books were then sold door-to-door across America for a dollar apiece. Although Marshall's own description of the sinking is melodramatic and sensationalistic, the many verbatim interviews with survivors of the disaster have stood the test of time, and are often cited in Titanic literature.

 

This ebook edition features:
 • 30 photographs and illustrations from the first edition
 • Active table of contents and reflowable text
 • Part of the Titanic Landmark Series – republishing eyewitness accounts of the Titanic

 

Table of Contents:
 • I: First News of the Greatest Marine Disaster In History
 • II: The Most Sumptuous Palace Afloat
 • III: The Maiden Voyage of the Titanic
 • IV: Some of the Notable Passengers
 • V: The Titanic Strikes an Iceberg!
 • VI: “Women and Children First”
 • VII: Left to Their Fate
 • VIII: The Call for Help Heard
 • IX: In the Drifting Life-Boats
 • X: On Board the Carpathia
 • XI: Preparations on Land to Receive the Sufferers
 • XII: The Tragic Home-Coming
 • XIII: The Story of Charles F. Hurd
 • XIV: Thrilling Account by L. Beasley
 • XV: Jack Thayer’s Own Story of the Wreck
 • XVI: Incidents Related by James McGough
 • XVII: Wireless Operator Praises Heroic Work
 • XVIII: Story of the Steward
 • XIX: How the World Received the News
 • XX: Bravery of the Officers and Crew
 • XXI: Searching for the Dead
 • XXII: Criticism of Ismay
 • XXIII: The Financial Loss
 • XXIV: Opinions of Experts
 • XXV: Other Great Marine Disasters
 • XXVI: Development of Shipbuilding
 • XXVII: Safety and Life-Saving Devices
 • XXVIII: Time for Reflection and Reform
 • XXIX: The Senatorial Investigation

 

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