Originally published in 1912, and long out of print in the UK, this new edition has been reset and newly illustrated with over 100 contemporary photos and illustrations. New introduction by Lawrence Beesley's grandson, New York Times journalist Nicholas Wade. Includes artefacts and photographs of in possession of the Beesley family never before published. The Loss of the Titanic is the thrilling memoir of second class passenger Lawrence Beesley, who survived the sinking of the Titanic in lifeboat 13. Originally published in 1912, and long out of print in the UK, this classic book has been reset and now contains a wealth of contemporary photos and illustrations. This new edition is also endorsed by Beesley's family and includes a new introduction by his grandson, New York Times journalist Nicholas Wade.
LAWRENCE BEESLEY (1877 - 1967) was a science teacher, journalist and author who was a survivor of the sinking of the Titanic. He was born in Wirksworth, Derbyshire. Beesley's book about his experience was published just nine weeks after the disaster was a huge success. During the filming of A Night to Remember, Beesley famously gate crashed the set during the sinking scene, hoping to 'go down with the ship' that time. But he was spotted by the director who vetoed this unscheduled appearance, due to actors' union rules. NICHOLAS WADE is Lawrence Beesley's grandson and has provided the new preface to this edition and the new illustrations from the family archives. He is the science correspondent for the New York Times and remembers his grandfather telling thrilling tales of the fight for survival aboard the Titanic. He lives in New Jersey, USA.