NY Times Original News Coverage available

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The New York Times is offering a compilation of the news stories of Titanic from the week after the sinking.

I had heard that the news coverage of the day was very confused. How was the NY times coverage comparedly?



New York Times Original News Coverage

A 32-Page Keepsake

Eighty-six years ago, the unthinkable happened. The world's newest and largest luxury cruise liner, the "unsinkable" Titanic, struck an iceberg and sank on its maiden voyage, killing 1, 517 on board.

For the first time ever, The New York Times has published highlights of its initial week of coverage, which many consider one of the greatest accomplishments in journalism. Within hours of the event, The Times was able to piece together the tragedy and report that the liner had sunk - providing details to our readers well before other newspapers.

Titanic: The New York Times Original News Coverage is a 32-page keepsake printed on newspaper stock and specially priced at just $19.12. It includes a firsthand account of the sinking from Harold Bride, surviving wireless operator of the Titanic, as well as the definitive rescue report from Harold Thomas Cotter, wireless operator on the Carpathia - both stories exclusive to The Times. You'll also relive the saga through the moving accounts of survivors.

To order by mail: Enclose a check or money order in the amount of $24.14 ($19.12 plus $5 shipping & handling) payable to The New York Times. Mail to: The New York Times Titanic Offer, P.O. Box 176, Orangeburg, NY, 10962. Allow six weeks for delivery.

To order by phone: Call 1-800-659-6598. Visa, American Express and Mastercard accepted.


-- crystal smithwick (crystal@9v.com), May 06, 1998


For the same amount of money you would be better off buying the "Titanic: The Official Story" box containing reproductions of 18 historical documents including the front page of the NY Evening Journal from April 16, 1912. I was pretty happy with the box content. For more info on these documents check my previous posting in the historical thread.

-- Dan Draghici (ddraghic@sprint.ca), May 06, 1998.

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