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eBook Titanic download

by Archibald Gracie

eBook Titanic download ISBN: 0786113065
Author: Archibald Gracie
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks; Unabridged edition (June 1998)
Language: English
ePub: 1186 kb
Fb2: 1816 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: History
Subcategory: Historical Study and Educational Resources

Gracie's father, Archibald Gracie Jr. (1832-1864), was schooled at Heidelberg, Germany and West Point . In 1912, following the publication of his book, Colonel Gracie decided we needed to relax, and took a trip to Europe

Gracie's father, Archibald Gracie Jr. (1832-1864), was schooled at Heidelberg, Germany and West Point, New York. He had resigned from the Army in 1856 to go into the cotton-brokerage business in Mobile, Alabama. At the outbreak of secession, Archibald Gracie Jr. broke with his Unionist father and served with the Confederate forces as militia captain of the Washington Light Infantry. In 1912, following the publication of his book, Colonel Gracie decided we needed to relax, and took a trip to Europe. Leaving his wife and daughter at home, he travelled to Europe on the Oceanic.

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Colonel Archibald Gracie IV (January 17, 1859 – December 4, 1912) was an American writer, amateur historian, real estate investor, and passenger of the RMS Titanic.

Colonel Archibald Gracie IV (January 17, 1859 – December 4, 1912) was an American writer, amateur historian, real estate investor, and passenger of the RMS Titanic. He survived the sinking of the ship by climbing aboard the overturned Collapsible Lifeboat B, and wrote a popular book about the disaster, which is still in print today. Gracie was born in Mobile, Alabama, a member of the wealthy Scottish-American Gracie family of New York.

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Archibald Gracie IV (January 15, 1858 – December 4, 1912) was an American writer, soldier, amateur historian, real estate investor, and survivor of the sinking of RMS Titanic. He survived the sinking by climbing aboard an overturned collapsible lifeboat and wrote a popular book about the disaster, which is still in print today. Less than eight months after the sinking, he became the first adult survivor to die.

He provides details of those final moments, including names of passengers pulled from the ocean and of those men who, in a panic, jumped into lifeboats as they were being lowered, causing injury and further danger to life.

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Titanic is a unique record of one of the most traumatic events in maritime history. Not only did Colonel Archibald Gracie detail his own experiences on that fateful night but subsequently through. Titanic is a unique record of one of the most traumatic events in maritime history. He also attended the numerous court hearings in the United States to obtain the official record. In the words of Walter Lord, author of A Night to Remember, he was ‘an indefatigable detective’.

Colonel Gracie refutes many of the press reports of the disaster, as for instance, the Captain and . The part devoted to J. Bruce Ismay's testimony will be of especial interest to readers.

Colonel Gracie refutes many of the press reports of the disaster, as for instance, the Captain and the First Officer shooting themselves, for which statement he says there is no direct testimony.

The story of Archibald Gracie. First class passenger, Titanic . Born on 17 January 1859, Archibald Gracie joined the army after graduating from West Point Military Academy, rising to the rank of Colonel. He married Constance Elise Schack on 22 April 1890. He intended to return to America in April and had booked a first class ticket, number 113780, on the inaugural voyage of Titanic. Though travelling alone, the Colonel had many friends among his fellow passengers. Gracie survived the sinking of Titanic and gave evidence to the US Senate inquiry into the disaster. He testified that he was asleep in his cabin when Titanic collided with the iceberg and was woken by the impact.

Here is a survivor's vivid account of the greatest maritime disaster in history. The information contained in Gracie's account is available from no other source. He provides details of those final moments, including names of passengers pulled from the ocean and of those men who, in a panic, jumped into lifeboats as they were being lowered, causing injury and further danger to life. Walter Lord, author of A Night to Remember, comments that Gracie's bookâ?”written shortly before he died from the exposure he suffered on that nightâ?”is "invaluable for chasing down who went in what boat," and calls Gracie "an indefatigable detective."
Comments: (7)
Trash
This is truly a must read book for anyone interested in what happened the night that Titanic sank. Archibald Gracie gives a detailed eye witness account of what took place as crew members worked frantically to get passengers into life boats. Through his words you can see every thing that he describes along with the sense of survival that many passengers and crew members had. Gracie took the time to find out all that he could about those that he helped off the ship and those that did not make it. Then when he describes his experiecne with life and death as he struggles to get off the ship and onto a life boat is amazing. You feel his saddnes when he loses his best friend, and when he describes the horrors of being on a boat and listening to the cries of those who are left struggling in the water. His emotions pour out onto the page as he talks about the inquiries and the thoughts of those that could have been saved if things were done differently. This is one of the best eye witness accounts that I have read so far.
John Thayer's story is one of great saddness during a time of great struggle. He was on board the Titanic with his family when the ship began her desent to the ocean floor. He tried to keep up with his family only to be seperated from them as they moved towards the life boats. John tried desperatly to find his father but was unable to as he struggled to get off the ship. You can hear the saddness in his words as he talks about the experience and having to see his mother on board Carpathia and learning that his father did not make it. Sometimes it makes you wonder if maybe he too should have perished with his father. He survived by getting up with Archibald Gracie and climbing onto the same upside down life boat that Gracie himself was on trying to survive.
Both sections of the book gives remarkable eye witness accounts to one of history's tragic events. Neither seciton is filled with happiness, but with the saddness that something like this could tear families apart and test one's desire for survival. You feel the cold that each one felt as they stood on top of an over turned life boat in wet clothes, and then the warmth that is felt when they are cared for by complete strangers on Carpathia. Archibald Gracie did not live long after the sinking of the Titanic while John Thayer lived on to witness another disasterious sinking of another cruise ship. Both men put all of their emotions onto paper in hopes of helping them cope with the disaster. John Thayer's account was written strictly for his family and contains very little details of events that did not involve his family. Archibald Gracie went out to seek the truth and to tell his side of story with the help of other survivors. Both men should be remembered for their heroic deeds that they performed that night, for each one put their life on the line to save others. This is truly an eye opening account of a tragic event in history.
Cala
I've read and watched a great deal of factual material about Titanic over the years, but I had not known about Col. Gracie's book prior to seeing it advertised by Amazon. So much information is out there already that the book doesn't really add new facts, but it gives perspective to the perceptions of a survivor, written very soon after the event. It refers to the controversial idea, which arose even then and was a matter of debate for several years, that the ship broke in two as it sank. Gracie makes it clear that he was First Class, to the extent of virtually ignoring the plight and suffering of those hundreds of lower class passengers that he couldn't see- or didn't want to see or hear. I got a little impatient at the descriptions of which First Class passengers were in which lifeboats, but that was obviously of great importance to him. I rate the book as an interesting historical artifact, this one found on the surface rather than submerged at the bottom of the sea.
Memuro
Extremely interesting and came in very good condition. Still working on reading all the way through it.
Zut
As the title of my review indicates, Gracie and Thayer's accounts of the Titanic's fateful voyage are vivid, first hand accounts of what it was like for those who faced death and lived to tell about.
Nekora
I have read two survivors' accounts of the sinking and each corroborates the accounts. The accounts of the sinking give a more realistic impression than the movies' hysteria-hype. Evidently the passengers did not panic and met the inevitable with grace and dignity.
Dawncrusher
Excellent.
Blacknight
We finally get to read Jack Thayer's account. Indispensable!
Written from a more "factual" angle, this was perhaps the least favorite of my maritime disaster readings a few years ago. It still afforded perspectives which are virtually untold.