A well reserched account of the Titanic story brought to life by the letters and voice recordings of not just those people who built the ship, but those who sailed on it and survived its sinking Added to these voices are those of the people who searched for the survivors and the victims This is book is not just for the Titanic enthusiasts but also for those who enjoy reading about historical peiods of time and the lives of people who lived during them, from the working class to the upper cl A well reserched account of the Titanic story brought to life by the letters and voice recordings of not just those people who built the ship, but those who sailed on it and survived its sinking Added to these voices are those of the people who searched for the survivors and the victims This is book is not just for the Titanic enthusiasts but also for those who enjoy reading about historical peiods of time and the lives of people who lived during them, from the working class to the upper class of society This book feels unfinished and barely skims the surface of the subject It relies on including whole letters or testimonies My main complaint is that it feels as though the writer doesn t want to do the work of a historian Instead of sifting through the evidence to form a work of their own, it slike they ve handed us their unfinished work, expecting us to make something of it ourselves.It had moments of interest but to find then you have to read through a lot of superfluous information This book feels unfinished and barely skims the surface of the subject It relies on including whole letters or testimonies My main complaint is that it feels as though the writer doesn t want to do the work of a historian Instead of sifting through the evidence to form a work of their own, it slike they ve handed us their unfinished work, expecting us to make something of it ourselves.It had moments of interest but to find then you have to read through a lot of superfluous information I ve been intrigued by the Titanic for years in high school, before I d even heard of James Cameron or Leonardo DiCaprio, I had read both of Walter Lord s 1950s investigative books on the tragedy at sea and followed Ballard s deep sea exploration with fascination This book didn t tell me much of anything new about the voyage or the night of the sinking, but I appreciated the fact that the author presented information strictly from survivors with no creative liberties and without perpetuating b I ve been intrigued by the Titanic for years in high school, before I d even heard of James Cameron or Leonardo DiCaprio, I had read both of Walter Lord s 1950s investigative books on the tragedy at sea and followed Ballard s deep sea exploration with fascination This book didn t tell me much of anything new about the voyage or the night of the sinking, but I appreciated the fact that the author presented information strictly from survivors with no creative liberties and without perpetuating baseless rumors I did find new appreciation for the liner itself from accounts from the shipyard where Titanic was built, and though nothing written can convey the deep emotions connected to this tragedy, the chapters detailing aftermath of the sinking had some sobering insights I want to give this book four stars, but by the nature of it being strictly factual, it isn t as readable as some other books I ve read on the subject, so while I appreciate the author sticking to the truth without embellishment, it was a little dry to get through at times This was a very interesting read because it showed the work that went into building the Titanic and the excitement right through to the horror It showed what changed as a result of the disaster and showed peoples thoughts and showed people in different lights to what you usually see The only thing I felt was missing though perhaps it doesn t exist was a letter from someone who knew the captain stating or defending him as many did Mr Ismay I feel like no one will ever really know what really h This was a very interesting read because it showed the work that went into building the Titanic and the excitement right through to the horror It showed what changed as a result of the disaster and showed peoples thoughts and showed people in different lights to what you usually see The only thing I felt was missing though perhaps it doesn t exist was a letter from someone who knew the captain stating or defending him as many did Mr Ismay I feel like no one will ever really know what really happened that night due to deaths of important players and a whole lot of he said she said.all I know is it was a devastating moment in history that won t be forgotten A good book but a lot of focus toward the end on Ismay which I found to be quite boring Also, I would have appreciated a diagram of the ship to be able to better visualize all of the decks and such mentioned. Excellent thoroughly researched book Starts with the planning and building of the Titanic through to the last survivor who died in 2009 Included letters and accounts from the people who were on the Carpathia rescue ship which provided a different perspective I had not read many accounts from these people Overall a haunting and Interesting book. Just could not get into this book Book is fine but personally wantedstories of actual sinking and less about the building of the ship. On April the HMSTitanic sank, killing , people and leaving the rest clinging to debris in the frozen waters of the North Atlantic awaiting rescue Here, historian Nick Barratt tells the ship s full story, starting from its original conception and design by owners and naval architects at the White Star Line through its construction at the shipyards in Belfast Lost Voices From the Titanic offers tales of incredible folly and unimaginable courage the aspirations of the owners, the efforts of the crew, and of course, the eyewitness accounts from those lucky enough to surviveIn narrating the definitive history of the famous ship, Barratt draws from never before seen archive material and eyewitness accounts by participants at every stage of the Titanic s life These long lost voices bring new life to those heartbreaking moments on the fateful Sunday night when families were torn apart and the legend of the Titanic was cemented in our collective imagination I consider myself a Titanic enthusiast Even before the movie came out when I was 14, there was something about the ill fated ship that fascinated me I think it is the irony behind it, as well as putting it into perspective Times were so different in 1912 1912 was still a year before my grandfather s birth in 1913 He has been gone for 7 years, and died at the age of 90 Living in the age of technology, the possibility of not being rescued in this situation is almost foreign to me If this tr I consider myself a Titanic enthusiast Even before the movie came out when I was 14, there was something about the ill fated ship that fascinated me I think it is the irony behind it, as well as putting it into perspective Times were so different in 1912 1912 was still a year before my grandfather s birth in 1913 He has been gone for 7 years, and died at the age of 90 Living in the age of technology, the possibility of not being rescued in this situation is almost foreign to me If this tragedy happened today, video of the sinking would be posted on YouTube before the ship disappeared from the surface.Of all the Titanic literature I ve read, all the documentaries and fictional recreations I ve seen, this book was by far the most moving It is a collection of letters and newspaper articles from survivors and families of survivors The primary research in this book is exquisite and really personalizes the sinking and aftermath in a way that I ve never seen before.I thought I would never be able to learninformation about the Titanic unless new information was discovered which it was in 2005 But I learned something new from this book, something that gives me chills thinking about it There were 4 collapsible lifeboats in addition to the sturdy wooden ones After the Carpathia picked up all of the lifeboats and emptied them of persons and property, they set the collapsible boat adrift Some time later cant remember if it was 2 weeks or a month another ship travelling along the Titanic s route picked up the collapsible lifeboat, with 3 dead bodies This means that 3 individuals survived the sinking and were not rescued, but found their way to the drifting lifeboat only to die later of starvation and exposure Additionally, the Californian, which may or may not share some of the blame for the loss of life its debateable , claims to have seen figures moving on an iceblock Instead of checking it out, they brushed it off as seals and went on their way.Titanic will be gone in a few years Erosion and repeated visits to the wreck are causing damage in a way that soon the entire structure will collapse and be nothingthan a footprint on the ocean floor Thankfully there are Titanic enthusiasts out there with farresources and ambition than myself to dig up as many details as possible of the real story before it is gone forever