Facinating actual account from a survivor of the R.M.S. Titanic. His words bring you as close as you can possibly be with your minds eye of that catastrophic night. I dont think that human kind will ever cease its curiosity and saddness of that cold April night. God Bless that wonderous ship and the countless heros we sadly lost that night. And the horrible "blame game" J. Bruce Ismay received. I honestly do not believe he was vein in the way the newspapers printed. In my mind, he as well lost his life that evening. AS he was never the same thereafter. Nor was he treated as a himan thereafter. As for this book, it is a must read. Also, R.I.P. Lawrence Beesley. May your heart truly "go on".