Titanic Survivor

Titanic Survivor

The Newly Discovered Memoirs of Violet Jessop Who Survived Both the Titanic and Britannic Disasters

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
Describes the author's experiences during two disasters at sea

After a childhood in Argentina and formative years in England, Violet Jessop spent her entire career at sea. She was a stewardess for first-class passengers on the Titanic and she wrote an absolutley unique eyewitness account on the ost written about disaster of our time. Four years later, Violet was a nurse onboard the hospital ship BRitannic when it struck a mine and sank to the bottom of the Aegean. But Titanic Survivor is much more. A unique autobiography for those who want to know how it really felt, a story that could be told only by a Titanic Survivor.

Book News
An ocean liner stewardess and nurse who survived two famous maritime disasters spins true tales of wartime, fellow stewards, impossible passengers, philandering shipmates, and exotic ports. Includes b&w photos. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Violet Jessop was probably the only rescued person with a toothbrush after the Britannic struck a mine and sank. But then she had been on the Titanic four years earlier and remembered what she had missed...
In 1934, she wrote her memoirs. After a childhood in Argentina and formative years in England, she became a stewardees aboard a variety of passenger ships. She was there when Titanic sideswiped the iceberg and sank; four years later, she was a wartime nurse aboard the hospital ship Britannic. Service with the White Star Line put her literally in harm's way, at the center of two epic maritime disasters. Her life was saved on the Titanic because an officer asked her to get into a lifeboat so non-English speaking emigrants would follow her example.
But apart from these historically significant occasions, there is much, much more. Few, if any, ocean liner stewardesses ever wrote their memoirs; hence, Violet Jessop's life story is doubly valuable - one of a kind as well a articulate, authoritative and informative. From her unique vantage point, whether in pantry or glory hole, on deck or in a lifeboat, we are suddenly privy to below-stairs life aboard the great ocean liners.

Publisher: Dobbs Ferry, NY : Sheridan House, 1997.
ISBN: 9781574090352
Branch Call Number: 910.45 JES
Characteristics: x, 238 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Maxtone-Graham, John


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loblollyrosa Jul 02, 2012

A very good book on the life of a shipboard stewardess who survived two famous ship sinkings. Unfortunately, there pieces of her story that are missing or left unexplained.


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