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The Resource Gilded lives, fatal voyage : the Titanic's first-class passengers and their world, Hugh Brewster

Gilded lives, fatal voyage : the Titanic's first-class passengers and their world, Hugh Brewster

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Gilded lives, fatal voyage : the Titanic's first-class passengers and their world
Title
Gilded lives, fatal voyage
Title remainder
the Titanic's first-class passengers and their world
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Brewster
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Titanic's first-class passengers and their world
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the Titanics first-class passengers and their world
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Titanic has often been called 'an exquisite microcosm of the Edwardian era,' but until now, her story has not been presented as such. In this book, the author seamlessly interweaves personal narratives of the lost liner's most fascinating people with a haunting account of the fateful maiden crossing. Employing scrupulous research and featuring 100 rare photographs, he accurately depicts the ship's brief life and tragic denouement, presenting the very latest thinking on everything from when and how the lifeboats were loaded to the last tune of the orchestra, to a convincing evocation of the table talk at the famous Widener dinner party held in the Ritz Restaurant on the last night. Millionaires John Jacob Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim, writer Helen Churchill Candee, movie actress Dorothy Gibson, and a host of other travelers on this fateful crossing are also vividly brought to life. With them, we gather on the Titanic's sloping deck on that cold, starlit night and observe their all-too-human reactions as the disaster unfolds.--From book jacket
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Presents an account of the experiences of the historical ship's wealthy and famous passengers and their world, drawing on original research to place their lives within an arc of the Titanic's dramatic demise, explaining how their stories reflect key tenets of the Edwardian era.
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Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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10113727
Cataloging source
IEP
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Brewster, Hugh
Dewey number
910.9163/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
G530.T6
LC item number
B73 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Titanic (Steamship)
  • Titanic (Steamship)
  • Upper class
  • Ocean travel
  • Shipwreck victims
  • Shipwrecks
Target audience
adult
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the Titanic's first-class passengers and their world
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Gilded lives, fatal voyage : the Titanic's first-class passengers and their world, Hugh Brewster
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-317) and index
Contents
A rare gathering -- At the Cherbourg quay -- A nomadic hiatus -- The Palm Room -- "Queer lot of people" -- Queenstown -- Fellow travelers -- Private lives -- Shipboard coteries -- Designing woman -- A calm Sunday -- The last evening -- Collision and after -- To the lifeboats -- The final minutes -- Voices in the night -- The ship of sorrow -- Two continents stirred -- Postscript: Titanic after-lives
Control code
ocn780527374
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 338 p.
Isbn
9780307984708
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011037159
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)780527374
Label
Gilded lives, fatal voyage : the Titanic's first-class passengers and their world, Hugh Brewster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-317) and index
Contents
A rare gathering -- At the Cherbourg quay -- A nomadic hiatus -- The Palm Room -- "Queer lot of people" -- Queenstown -- Fellow travelers -- Private lives -- Shipboard coteries -- Designing woman -- A calm Sunday -- The last evening -- Collision and after -- To the lifeboats -- The final minutes -- Voices in the night -- The ship of sorrow -- Two continents stirred -- Postscript: Titanic after-lives
Control code
ocn780527374
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 338 p.
Isbn
9780307984708
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011037159
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)780527374

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