Rms Titanic: Gilded Lives Fatal Voyage

byHugh Brewster

Hardcover | March 12, 2012

Rms Titanic: Gilded Lives Fatal Voyage by Hugh Brewster
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April 14, 2012, marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The "unsinkable subject," the story of the giant ship that sank on its maiden voyage, has become one of our most potent modern parables and enduring metaphors. The image of the ship's plunging stern is an icon, and expressions like "rearranging the deck chairs" and "hitting the iceberg" need no explanation.

Yet on a cold, clear April night the disaster happened to real people-stokers, millionaires, society ladies, parsons, parlourmaids-people who displayed a full range of all-too-human reactions as the events of the night unfolded. With new research,R.M.S. Titanicweaves the dramatic story of that fateful crossing with compelling portraits of the people on board-those who survived, and those who tragically lost their lives-allowing us to place ourselves on that sloping deck and ask, "What would we do?"

Title:Rms Titanic: Gilded Lives Fatal VoyageFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:352 pages, 9.5 X 6.5 X 1.15 inShipping dimensions:352 pages, 9.5 X 6.5 X 1.15 inPublished:March 12, 2012Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443405302

ISBN - 13:9781443405300

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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