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Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7æ-9æ" tall. Hardcover, pictorial laminated boards with art repeated on publisher's dust-jacket. 217 pages. Publisher's ads appended. Illustrated with 24 pages of black and white photographs on coated stock. First American edition, first printing thus of this large print edition, complete and unabridged. No previous ownership marks. A clean, sound, tight and unmarked copy. Very slight lean from shelving. Near fine in a near fine dust-jacket.
Having read a lot of accounts, listened to quite a few radio programmes and watched several films relating to the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, I think this book by Walter Lord (1917 - 2002) is still the best source of information about the event - it is certainly the most illuminating book on the tragedy I have come across.
I regard this book as the definitive work on the subject. A book to remember.
May 24, 2015
The best Titanic resource!!
This book is a wealth of information. It tells about the sinking of the Titanic as seen and quoted by the real passengers that survived to tell the tale. Some people contradict each other with their stories and this adds to the overall mystery of the Titanic. The only thing I didn't like is that perhaps half a dozen quotes that the author incorporated used mildly inappropriate words. Aside from that this book is great!
Aug 29, 2013
The story of the Titanic
An excellent account of the disaster and massive loss of life that followed after this so called "unsinkable" ship struck an iceberg in the middle of the night just over 100 years ago.
Jun 14, 2012
Just as advertised
This is an out-of-print book that was hard to find. The price was reasonable, and the book shipped quickly. It was in the condition promised.
May 10, 2012
Very good review of the Titanic disaster. I am reading several books on the Titanic for its centennial anniversary and this is one of the best I've read. A lot of details. Highly recommended.
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