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The Resource Titanic : the last night of a small town, John Welshman

Titanic : the last night of a small town, John Welshman

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Titanic : the last night of a small town
Title
Titanic
Title remainder
the last night of a small town
Statement of responsibility
John Welshman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Titanic, Welshman offers a minute-by-minute account of the doomed liner's last hours, based on a representative cross-section of those who sailed in her: men and women, old and young, passengers and crew, wealthy and poor. He introduces the reader to a fascinating cast of twelve eye-witnesses, including Arthur H. Rostron, Captain of the Carpathia, the first ship to reach the scene; Charles Lightoller, the Titanic's Second Officer; Archibald Gracie, a wealthy American cotton plantation owner; Elin Hakkarainen, a young migrant from Finland, travelling Third Class; and Edith Brown, a teenager from South Africa. The book also documents the experiences of an Assistant Wireless Operator, a Stewardess, an amateur military historian, a governess, a teacher, and a domestic servant. The survivor accounts allow Welshman to construct a graphic and compelling picture of events on a day-to-day and hour-by-hour basis, providing vivid glimpses of the tragedy as seen from their respective vantage points. In addition, Welshman tells the story of where these twelve people were from and what happened to those who survived in the years afterwards. --amazon.com
Summary
Offers an account of the Titanic's last hours, based on a cross-section of those who sailed onboard her--men and women, old and young, passengers and crew--and notes what happened to those who survived in the years afterwards
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10027469
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Welshman, John
Dewey number
909
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Titanic (Steamship)
  • Shipwrecks
Target audience
adult
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the last night of a small town
Label
Titanic : the last night of a small town, John Welshman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-310) and index
Control code
ocn748331396
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 324 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780199595570
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)748331396
Label
Titanic : the last night of a small town, John Welshman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-310) and index
Control code
ocn748331396
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 324 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780199595570
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)748331396

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