Voyagers Of The Titanic: Passengers, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Aristocrats, and the Worlds They Came…

Hardcover | February 27, 2012

byRichard Davenport-hines

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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.

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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 MadmanIt has been one hundred years since the sin...

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Late in the night of April 14, 1912, the mighty Titanic, a passenger liner traveling from Southampton, England, to New York City, struck an iceberg four hundred miles south of Newfoundland. Its sinking over the next two and a half hours brought the ship—mythological in name and size—one hundred years of infamy.Of the 2,240 people aboar...

Richard Davenport-Hinesis the acclaimed biographer of W. H. Auden and the Macmillan dynasty. He is also the author ofProust at the Majestic: The Last Days of the Author Whose Book Changed ParisandThe Pursuit of Oblivion: A Global History of Narcotics. He is a regular contributor to the U.K. publicationsLiterary Review,Sunday Telegraph,...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.15 inPublished:February 27, 2012Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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“This intelligent book focuses not on the ship so much as its passengers. Bolstered by photographs of the people who built, staffed, sailed on and survived the Titanic, Davenport-Hines finds a slew of new points of view from which to scan history.”