Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $29.95
  • Save: $22.74 (76%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
Only 6 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Titanic Hero has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by brit-books-usa
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Shipped with Premium Postal Service within 24hrs to the USA with delivery time of 7 - 14 days.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Titanic Hero Paperback – September 19, 2011

4.5 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$7.21
$7.21 $3.21

Tall Ships: History Comes to Life on the Great Lakes by Kaitlin Morrison
Tall Ships
History Comes to Life on the Great Lakes | Learn more
$7.21 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. Only 6 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Arthur Rostron spent an eventful life at sea, captaining a number of ocean liners and Royal naval vessels including the Aulania which, with Rostron at the helm, saw action at Galliploi in 1915. Titanic survivors, including Margaret Brown, presented Rostron with a silver cup and gold medal for his efforts the night Titanic sank. He was also awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the Thanks of Congress, the American Cross of Honor, a medal from the Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society and a gold medal from the Shipwreck Society of New York. He retired from the sea in 1931 and died in 1940.
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $2.99 (Save 64%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
  • Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.
  • Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. You can also see more Kindle MatchBook titles here or look up all of your Kindle MatchBook titles here.
  • Read the Kindle edition on any Kindle device or with a free Kindle Reading App.
  • Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon.com.
  • Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.
Learn more about Kindle MatchBook.


China
Engineering & Transportation Books
Discover books for all types of engineers, auto enthusiasts, and much more. Learn more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Amberley (September 19, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1445604205
  • ISBN-13: 978-1445604206
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,130,703 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It is written in a whimsical & charming style relevant to the early 1930s when it was first published. It is not just about the Titanic, it relates to Arthur Rostron's life story and a very interesting life it was indeed! I am so glad it was re-published as it does add quality and a different perspective to the telling of the Titanic story. The facts described in Rostron's usual modest style tell the heroic part the Carpathia played in saving Titanic survivors who may not have survived much longer had not this ship came to their rescue. Highly recommended book to read & purchase, considering it was written over 80 years ago, it stands very favourably among the better books flooding the market for the centennial in 2012.
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I was a little disappointed with this book because of the brevity with which Rostron recounts his long-spanning sea career. I suppose I was hoping for a more detailed memoir (such as Lightoller's book) with stories from his early days at sea. I don't know if he preferred not to go into too much detail about his past, or whether he thought it wasn't too interesting. He spends more time talking about his career after Titanic than before it. Perhaps he never meant for it to be anything more than a brief narrative. However, it is a must-have book for any Titanic scholar or hobbyist. It has value as an inside look at the rescue operation (in tandem with his testimony). One alteration that I feel injures both the book and its author is the title change. I don't believe, especially given his dedication of the book, that Rostron would like to see "Titanic Hero" spread across the cover. He saw his assistance to Titanic as being the efforts of his whole crew, not just himself. "Home from the Sea" sounds much more like him. I wish the publishers had left it alone, instead of trying to sell more books by exploiting the name "Titanic." But, of course, there is nothing I can do about that. You just have to get past that sort of thing.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a reprint of Rostron's 1931 autobiography "Home From the Sea" A most welcome addition to my library, this wonderful book illustrates Rostron's self-effacing nature, his belief on God, and tells the story of how to succeed by trying one's best.

Rostron puts all his talents to use-and asks a bit from the Almighty-on the night of 14-15 April 1912, when he and RMS CARPATHIA, sped to the rescue of the stricken TITANIC. Rostron, as is his want, downplays his role of hero-he thinks he simply did his job.

Rostron tells of his rise from a seaman to officer, from tramps to the mighty Cunarders MAURETANIA and BERENGARIA Rostron's story is to be enriched and at the same time saddened that such man are gone from our time.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Titanic Hero
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Titanic Hero

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?