The Titanic Story: Hard Choices, Dangerous Decisions

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Open Court Publishing, 1999 - History - 152 pages
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The tragedy of the Titanic continues to fascinate readers and filmgoers. Author Stephen Cox maintains that the true stories of those onboard are even more compelling than the fictionalized tale told in James Cameron's box-office smash. Cox retells the real story in human terms, by focusing on a few individuals. Through these survivors' firsthand accounts, he uncovers the fatal decisions that underlay the events.
 

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Contents

There Is No Time to Waste
1
Emily Borie Ryerson
14
He Ought to Have Gone Down with the Ship
19
Daniel Buckley
29
Exercise Your Own Common Sense
33
George Moore
40
Frederick Barrett
42
Well Boys Do Your Best
45
John Collins
81
I Knew It Was My Duty
85
Charles Joughin
88
What Was It You Were Afraid Of?
91
Daisy Minahan
103
Spectators of a Drama
105
Colonel Archibald Gracie
119
Second Officer Charles Lightoller
121

Olaus Abelseth
54
Make Your Ship as Unsinkable as You Can
61
Mrs J Stuart White
68
Thomas Jones
71
It Would Have Been Outrageously Bad Seamanship
73
He Was Never the Same Again
123
Notes
129
The Titanic Story in Other Books
139
Index
149
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About the author (1999)

Steve Cox has devoted his life to chronicling classic TV. A frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times and TV Guide, he has written books on The Addams Family (the old-money ghouls), Gilligan's Island, Green Acres, The Tonight Show, and Many other great shows. He lives in Burbank, California.

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