Features a survivor's account of the greatest maritime disaster in history.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/03/2008
- Category: Autobiography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780750947022
- Paperback from £11.19
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Review by cdeuker
An interesting, if somewhat tedious, account of the sinking of the Titanic. Two things stand out: 1) the calm with which the overwhelming majority of the men faced death. 2) the amazing lack of preparedness.Also interesting is the author's conclusions regarding failings and mistakes. In our era, one apologizes for one's moral failings. Archibald Gracie is very much of the opinion that one's mistakes (though without any hint of moral failing) also are one's complete responsibility. The owners of the Titanic believed it unsinkable. They were wrong. They are completely responsible for the death of all the men/women who perished. The fact that there was no malice, no greed, etc., does not mitigate the responsibility in the least. I associate that with the Japanese, not with Americans.
Review by sly_wit
Bought this in London soon after the movie came out. It's an incredible story and provides great context for the movie.