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Voyagers Of The Titanic

Author : Richard Davenport-Hines
ISBN : 9780062100719
Genre : History
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“An astonishing work.” —Julian Fellowes, Creator and Executive Producer of “Downton Abbey” “A book well worthy of marking the centenary of the crystal-clear night when the immense ship slid to her terrible doom.” —Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman It has been one hundred years since the sinking of the passenger liner Titanic in the North Atlantic, yet worldwide fascination with the epic tragedy remains as strong as ever. With Voyagers of the Titanic, Richard Davenport-Hines gives us a magnificent history of the people intimately connected with the infamous ship—from deal-makers and industry giants, like J.P. Morgan, who built and operated it; to Molly Brown, John Jacob Astor IV, and other glittering aristocrats who occupied its first class cabins; to the men and women traveling below decks hoping to find a better life in America. Commemorating the centennial anniversary of the great disaster, Voyagers of the Titanic offers a fascinating, uniquely original view of one of the most momentous catastrophes of the 20th century.
Category: History

Voyagers Of The Titanic Lp

Author : Richard Davenport-Hines
ISBN : 0062107054
Genre : History
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On April 14, 1912, the Titanic, a passenger liner traveling from Southhampton, England, to New York City, struck an iceberg. Its sinking brought the ship—mythological in name and size—into one-hundred years of infamy. Of the 2,240 people aboard the ship, 1,517 perished. While many accounts focus on the technical aspects of the Titanic's sinking, Voyagers of the Titanic follows the stories of the men, women, and children whose lives intersected on its fateful last day. Covering the range of first, second, and third class—from plutocrats and captains of industry to cobblers and tailors looking for a better life in America—Richard Davenport-Hines delves into the fascinating lives of those who ate, drank, dreamed, and died abroad the mythic ship. With magnificent prose, he also explores the politics behind the Titanic's creation, involving larger-than-life figures like J.P. Morgan, the ship's owner, and Lord Pirrie, the ship's builder. The memory of the ship's sinking still remains a part of the American psyche and Voyagers of the Titanic brings that clear night back to us with all of its drama and pathos.
Category: History

Passengers Of The Titanic

Author : Sean Price
ISBN : 9781491404218
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Titanic's passengers came from various places and walks of life, but all found themselves together on an ill fated ship. From luxurious staterooms to third class berths, experience what life was like aboard history's most famous ocean liner.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Titanic Voyager

Author : Patrick Stenson
ISBN : 0857040960
Genre : Merchant mariners
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"... [This book] is the life story of Charles Herbert Lightoller ... who is best known as the only senior officer to survive the sinjing of Titanic ... However, his good fortune in living through the event thrust him headlong into a new ordeal, that of having to face as the most senior surviving crew-member the exhaustive enquiries and courtroom battles which followed. In this updated and revised edition ... the author reveals startling new evidence relating to the sighting of thye iceberg (refuting the long-held view that negligence on the part of the captain and crew contributed to the collision), evidence that demands re-ebaluation of the official findings. ..."--Book jacket.
Category: Merchant mariners

The Titanic In Print And On Screen

Author : D. Brian Anderson
ISBN : 9780786417865
Genre : Performing Arts
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Titanic scholars contend that the demise of "the unsinkable ship" left more behind than a memory of April 15, 1912, as an important point in history. Through books, films, stories, and songs, the archetypal shipwreck has endured as a metaphor for the perils of mankind's hubris and the fallibility of technology. In 1985, the discovery of the long-missing wreckage two miles below the surface of the Atlantic revitalized interest in the Titanic and spawned a new generation of books, films, and, for the first time, websites, and computer games. James Cameron's blockbuster Titanic became the biggest movie of all time and engendered still greater popular interest in the tragic event. This bibliography is a survey of the immense volume of literary, dramatic, and commercial endeavors that came out of history's most compelling shipwreck. Organized by genre in accessible categories and short entries, the book includes Titanic-inspired documentaries, narrative films, children's books, histories, short stories, novels, plays, articles, essays, software, websites, poems, and songs. Each entry includes a brief review, bibliographic information, and the technical details of the specific source. The reviews include subjective analysis designed to reflect the usefulness of the source and to be of benefit to researchers and scholars. Five appendices include lists of the actors appearing in more than one Titanic film, brief film and television appearances of the Titanic, films never or not yet released, books that survived the wreck, and books written by passengers.
Category: Performing Arts


Author : Donald Lynch
ISBN : 078688147X
Genre : Shipwrecks
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A popular gift volume featuring dozens of meticulously accurate, full-color paintings--including a fold-out illustration of the whole Titanic--offers a wealth of information about the "unsinkable" cruise ship and its fatal voyage. Reprint.
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The Titanic And The Indifferent Stranger

Author : Paul Lee
ISBN : 9780956301505
Genre : Search and rescue operations
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Even the staunchest of landlubbers knows what rockets at sea mean... or do they? A short space of time after the fatal collision with an iceberg, the Titanic's crew sent rockets aloft to attract the attention of a ship seen just a few miles. But that ship never responded ... and 1500 people died in the frigid waters. This book details the scandal of the Californian, blamed by many for being that very unresponsive stranger. Rockets were seen and ignored...but was the Captain guilty of mass murder? Did more than 1000 people needlessly die? Why was the wireless operator not awakened? Could the Californian have saved anyone? And why is this story, neglecting the ethical controversy surrounding salvage, the single most divisive issue in the Titanic research community?
Category: Search and rescue operations


Author : Filson Young
ISBN : 9781465560827
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Sinking Of The Titanic

Author : Jay Henry Mowbray
ISBN : 9780486134567
Genre : Transportation
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Spellbinding reports by survivors, rescuers, and others of boarding the lifeboats, parting with loved ones, watching the ship sink, and drifting until rescue. Remarkable 1912 "memorial edition," published shortly after the tragedy. Rare photographs.
Category: Transportation

Titanic And Other Ships

Author : Charles Herbert LIGHTOLLER
ISBN : 9781446131770
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Lightoller remarkably swam away from the sinking Titanic and avoided being sucked under. This is just one of the incredible escapes described in this book.