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Titanic 9 Hours to Hell By W. B. Bartlett

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A major new history of the disaster that weaves into the narrative the first-hand accounts of those who survived.

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Titanic 9 Hours to Hell: The Survivors' Story by W. B. Bartlett

A major new history of the disaster that weaves into the narrative the first-hand accounts of those who survived. It was twenty minutes to midnight on Sunday 14 April, when Jack Thayer felt the Titanic lurch to port, a motion followed by the slightest of shocks. Seven-year old Eva Hart barely noticed anything was wrong. For Stoker Fred Barrett, shovelling coal down below, it was somewhat different; the side of the ship where he was working caved in. For the next nine hours, Jack, Eva and Fred faced death and survived. They lived, along with just over 700 others picked up by 08.30 the next morning. Over 1500 people did not. This is the story told through the eyes of Jack, Eva, Fred and over a hundred others of those who survived and either wrote their experiences down or appeared before the major inquiries held subsequently. Drawing extensively on their collective evidence, this book weaves the narrative of the events that occurred in those nine fateful hours. This is their story, and those of a fateful night, when the largest ship ever built sank without completing one successful voyage.

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'Quite the best and most level-headed telling of the whole story I have ever read' THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 'So enthralling that you can almost hear the ghosts of the drowned, pressing to share their memories of that night of terror' THE DAILY MAIL

About W. B. Bartlett


W. B. Bartlett has worked across the globe in almost twenty countries and has spent time in over fifty. He is the author of many history books for Amberley including titles on the Titanic, Medieval History and Dam Busters. He lives in Bournemouth.

Table of Contents


Prologue 1. Arrival: 18 April 1912, New York & Washington 2. Three Ships: Titanic, Carpathia & Californian 3. The Players: Captains & Crews 4. An Ominous Beginning: 10 April 1912, Southampton 5. Outward Bound: 10 - 13 April 1912, Cherbourg, Queenstown & the North Atlantic 6. Into the Ice Zone: 14 April 1912, North Atlantic 7. Collision: 23.40, 14 April 1912, North Atlantic 49 Degrees 57 Minutes West, 41 Degrees 44 Minutes North 8. A Troubled Silence: 23.41 - 24.00, 14 April 1912 9. Uncovering the Boats: 00.01 - 00.30, 15 April 1912 10. Lower Away: 00.31 - 01.00, 15 April 1912 11. The Looming Crisis: 01.01 - 01.30, 15 April 1912 12. Nowhere to Go: 01.31 - 02.00, 15 April 1912 13. Waiting for Oblivion: 02.01 - 02.17, 15 April 1912 14. Descent into Hell: 02.18 - 02.20, 15 April 1912 15. The Survival Lottery: 02.21 - 04.00, 15 April 1912 16. Deliverance: 04.01 - 08.30, 15 April 1912 17. The World Waits: 15 - 18 April 1912, USA, Great Britain & Elsewhere 18. Honouring The Dead: April - May 1912, North Atlantic & its Periphery 19. Searching for the Truth: April - May 1912, New York & Washington 20. The British Perspective: May - June 1912, London 21. Post Mortem: The World After the Titanic Select Bibliography List of Illustrations Index

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GOR004122551
Titanic 9 Hours to Hell: The Survivors' Story by W. B. Bartlett
W. B. Bartlett
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Amberley Publishing
2011-10-15
368
1445604825
9781445604824
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