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Book details
  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:Modern / 20th Century
  • Language:English
  • Pages:160
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781098380168
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098370848

A Night She’d Remember

My Grandmother's Experience on the Titanic

by Joseph Petteruti

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Overview
This is the true story about the author's grandmother's experience aboard the RMS Titanic that hit an iceberg and sank in 1912. It tells the story of Bertha Mulvihill Noon's family, her star-crossed voyage, and her miraculous escape into Lifeboat 15. The Epilogue cites the triumphs and tragedies of her life in Providence, Rhode Island, as a survivor of the ship's sinking. The story is documented from oral tradition, interviews of her by the hometown newspaper, and carefully researched articles about her and the ship itself. The book includes an extensive photo gallery of family from her native Ireland as well as her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren in America.
Description
This is the true story about the author's grandmother's experience aboard the RMS Titanic that hit an iceberg and sank in 1912. It tells the story of Bertha Mulvihill Noon's family, her star-crossed voyage, and her miraculous escape into Lifeboat 15. The Epilogue cites the triumphs and tragedies of her life in Providence, Rhode Island, as a survivor of the ship's sinking. Bertha was en route back to the U.S. after visiting family in her native Ireland. The story is documented from oral tradition, interviews of her by the hometown newspaper, and carefully researched articles about her and the ship itself. She and her American fiancé got married in Providence four months after the tragedy. There is an extensive photo gallery of family from Ireland as well as her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren in America. Mark Petteruti, the author's brother, edited the text, provided numerous photos, and supplemented the story with salient details. Bertha was one of four Rhode Island survivors of the RMS Titanic. Two were first-class passengers, including Madeleine Astor, the 18-year-old wife of Titanic victim John Jacob Astor IV, who was the richest man in America at the time. The Astors resided in Newport during the summer. Bertha's experience on the ship has been previously documented by Titanic historians and through three interviews with reporters from the Providence Journal from 1912 to 1958, the year before she died. This brave survivor had five children and suffered the loss of one in a tragic accident in front of the family home. In the end, her story was one of perseverance and of coming to grips with the trauma she suffered on the night of April 14th and during the early hours of April 15th, 1912. This story is a personal one written by a grandson who knew her during the last twelve years of her life. He includes stories that were told by Bertha's children and shares his own personal recollections of his "Nana Noon."
About the author
Joseph Petteruti is a native of Providence, Rhode Island, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Brown University. He retired from a career in banking in New York, Boston, and Providence. He has been writing memoirs about his family members for ten years. His grandmother Bertha Mulvihill Noon ("Nana Noon") emigrated from her native Ireland to Providence in the early 1900s and returned to Ireland for a vacation. She sailed back to the U.S. in 1912 on the ill-fated RMS Titanic. This is Joe's first published book. He wrote it for his two wonderful grandchildren, Kate and Benjamin, so they would always know the bravery and adventurous nature of their great-great-grandmother.
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