Jack Thayer and the Wreck of the Titanic

Jack Thayer and the Wreck of the Titanic

by Jack Thayer

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The Seventeen-Year-Old Son of a Pennsylvania Railroad Official Tells the Moving Story of His Rescue
ONE of the calmest of the passengers was young Jack Thayer, the seventeen-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Thayer. When his mother was put into the lifeboat he kissed her and told her to be brave, saying that he and his father would be all right.
He and Mr. Thayer stood on the deck as the small boat in which Mrs. Thayer was a passenger made off from the side of the Titanic over the smooth sea.
The boy's own account of his experience as told to one of his rescuers is one of the most remarkable of all the wonderful ones that have come from the tremendous catastrophe. Here, in his own words, is his story.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014176484
Publisher: LearningIsland.com
Publication date: 03/30/2012
Series: 15-Minute Books , #603
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 354,539
File size: 405 KB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jack Thayer was the son of a Pennsylvania Railroad official. He was 17 years old when he and his parents decided to sail from England to America on board the Titanic. This is his story of his rescue.

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Jack Thayer and the Wreck of the Titanic 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
kayespector More than 1 year ago
This book is 10 pages long. FYI.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Obviously, there is historical value in any survivor's account. However, this one makes up only 7 pages of actual narrative, and that told in a surprisingly dispassionate manner. The major significance is Thayer's (brief) description of the ship's breakup, which has been proven to be accurate. Thayer is quoted in other works, so I recommend this only for avid collectors of Titanica who are hungry for every last scrap.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this would be a longer book going into more details of how Jack Thayer survived the sinking of the Titanic. It is a very short book. 3 pages are just for the title and copyrights.
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This is cool