The best and most detailed survivor account of the sinking of the Titanic but don’t take our word for it:
‘The clearest account given by any survivor of the disaster’ THE DAILY MAIL.
‘As authoritative and comprehensive an account of the greatest marine disaster of modern times as will ever be written’ NEW YORK TIMES.
‘Remarkable for its vividness and completeness’ DAILY EXPRESS.
'The chief recorder of the Titanic wreck… a memorable book’ THE OBSERVER.
‘Thrilling’ THE SPECTATOR.
‘The story grips us, and we almost live through those dreadful hours that followed the ship’s collision with the iceberg’ BIRMINGHAM POST.
Originally published in 1912, and long out of print in the UK, this new edition has been reset and newly illustrated with over 100 contemporary photos and illustrations. There is a new introduction by Lawrence Beesley’s grandson, New York Times journalist Nicholas Wade. The book also Includes artefacts and photographs of in possession of the Beesley family never before published.
The thrilling first-hand account of the sinking of the Titanic by Englishman, Lawrence Beesley – the longest and most detailed account of the sinking who survived the sinking of the Titanic in lifeboat 13.
LAWRENCE BEESLEY (1877–1967) was a science teacher, journalist and author who was a survivor of the sinking of the Titanic. He was born in Wirksworth, Derbyshire. Beesley’s book about his experience was published just nine weeks after the disaster was a huge success. During the filming of A Night to Remember, Beesley famously gate crashed the set during the sinking scene, hoping to ‘go down with the ship’ that time. But he was spotted by the director who vetoed this unscheduled appearance, due to actors' union rules.
NICHOLAS WADE is the science correspondent for the New York Times and remembers his grandfather telling thrilling tales of the fight for survival aboard the Titanic. He lives in New Jersey, USA.