Rescuing RMS Titanic
by George Behe
When Titanic began sending out distress calls, one of the first ships to reply was the Cunard liner Carpathia. as it turned out, Carpathia was the only vessel to reach the scene in time to save the lives of any of Titanic’s passengers, and, after she arrived in New York, reporters crowded the pier and vied with each other to obtain interviews with the survivors of the disaster.
In their zeal to interview survivors, though, the reporters brushed past other people who could have provided their own eyewitness accounts, Carpathia’s own passengers, who were largely left to their own devices as to how and when they discussed their participation in the events. a few wrote letters to relatives, others wrote accounts intended for publication. George Behe’s collection of these rare written accounts and interviews sheds new light on the tragic way the lives of so many were impacted by the loss of the largest passenger liner in the world.
There have been hundreds of books written about the Titanic but this offering looks at things from a different viewpoint and is well worth reading.
This is an excellent book and I would highly recommend it to our readers.
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Paperback: 226mm x 251mm, 120 pp illustrated