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Thursday, 28 August 2014

Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters

Title: Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters 
Author: Logan Marshall
ISBN: 978-93-82395-67-6
Language: English
Edition: 2015
Binding: Hard Cover
Category: History

About the Author:
Logan Marshall (born 1884), was the pen name of Logan Howard-Smith of Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Howard-Smith attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1905. Upon graduation he took a position as assistant editor at The John C. Winston Co., a publishing firm. Winston was later acquired by Henry Holt and became part of Holt, Rinehart & Winston. At Winston, Howard-Smith both edited and wrote a large number of books, mainly under the pen name Logan Marshall.

About the Book:
The book is a detailed and accurate account of the most terrible marine disaster in history, constructed from the real facts as obtained from those on board who survived. Well established as part of the canon of Titanic literature, this book is a must-have for anyone with an interest in the ship and her sorrowful fate. When Titanic set sail from Southampton on her maiden voyage to New York on April 10, 1912, it was the largest ocean liner in the world. Believed "practically unsinkable" because of her double-bottomed hull and watertight compartments, she carried more than 2,000 passengers and crew, although only sufficient lifeboats for just over half that number. Four days out of Southampton, on the night of April 14, she struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sank within a matter of hours; 1,503 lives were lost. The author interviewed the survivors in the immediate aftermath of the disaster and in this book he records the facts as they were known. 

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