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The Sea Shall Embrace Them: The Tragic Story of the Steamship Arctic (Paperback)
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The Sea Shall Embrace Them: The Tragic Story of the Steamship Arctic (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 16/06/2003
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In 1854, one of the worst maritime disaster in the early days of steam occurred when the liner Arctic collided with a small steamship and sank, causing the loss of nearly 400 lives off of Cape Race, Newfoundland. The horror of the shipwreck was compounded by the mutinous actions of the crew; most of them failed to carry out their duty to assist their commander. Only two officers, Captain James C. Luce and the third mate, remained aboard to try to save the ship and her passengers. The majority of the crew, and a few male passengers, fled with all but one of the lifeboats. Not one woman or child survived. Using first-hand testimony from survivors, including Captain Luce, THE SEA SHALL EMBRACE THEM is a stirring narrative of the events surrounding the loss of Arctic and the struggle of the castaways as they clung to life after the ship sunk.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780743235037
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 299 g
Dimensions: 214 x 140 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Walter Lord Author of A Night to Remember A riveting story told by a superb writer.
Charles Pellegrino Coauthor with James Cameron of Ghosts of the Titanic A stunning account, based on logical conclusions and meticulous research.
Duncan C. Spencer The Washington Post A straightforward cautionary tale, clearly told....There is restraint and judgment here in the telling.
Publishers Weekly Spellbinding, visceral, and thoroughly investigated.
People Magazine Gripping....Shaw's true achievement is bringing to life the long-lost people aboard the Arctic.

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