Voices From the Carpathia

Voices From the Carpathia

Rescuing RMS Titanic

eBook - 2015
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The story of Titanic from the little-considered point of view of the passengers on the rescue vessel Carpathia. When Titanic began sending out distress calls, one of the first 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 right past other people who could have provided their own eyewitness accounts -- namely, Carpathia's own passengers, largely left to their own devices as to how and when they discussed their participation in events. A few wrote letters to relatives, others wrote accounts intended for publication. The author'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.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9780750964647
Branch Call Number: 910.91634 Be
Description: 1 online resource (320 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)


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Apr 04, 2016

Another great in depth book by Titanic historian, George Behe. Some of the Carpathia passengers' accounts are not very accurate if we compare to documentation from numerous sources in history on the Titanic. However, this is no fault of George Behe as his book is based on individual eyewitness accounts of the Carpathia rescue story and as we know, every witness to a dramatic event in history has a different story to tell & some witnesses are more accurate than others.


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