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The Resource Titanic lives : migrants and millionaires, conmen and crew, Richard Davenport-Hines

Titanic lives : migrants and millionaires, conmen and crew, Richard Davenport-Hines

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Titanic lives : migrants and millionaires, conmen and crew
Title
Titanic lives
Title remainder
migrants and millionaires, conmen and crew
Statement of responsibility
Richard Davenport-Hines
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Marking the centenary of the Titanic disaster, 'Titanic Lives' is an utterly compelling exploration of the lives of the passengers and crew on board the most famous ship in history. On the night of 14 April 1912, midway through her maiden voyage, the seemingly unsinkable Titanic hit an iceberg, sustaining a 300-feet gash as six compartments were wrenched open to the Atlantic Ocean. In little over two hours, the palatial liner nose-dived to the bottom of the sea. More than 1,500 people perished in the freezing waters. But who were they? In Titanic Lives, Richard Davenport-Hines brings to life in fascinating and absorbing detail the stories of the men who built and owned the ship, the crew who serviced her and the passengers of all classes who sailed on her. The Titanic was a floating microcosm of Edwardian society -- at the bottom of the ship was third class, filled with economic migrants and political and religious refugees hoping for a better life in the New World. Above them were hundreds of second-class passengers buoyed up by their prosperous respectability. On the upper decks were the hereditary rich and those of inconceivable wealth -- American titans of industry such as John Jacob Astor IV, who was found with $4000 in sodden notes in his pockets. In this epic, sweeping history we are introduced to this broad cast of characters, from every class and every continent, as we follow their lives on board the ship through to the supreme dramatic climax of the disaster itself. Published to coincide with the centenary of the sinking, Titanic Lives is an impeccably researched and utterly riveting history which re-creates the complexities, disparities and tensions of life one hundred years ago
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1953-
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Davenport-Hines, R. P. T.
Dewey number
910.45
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Titanic (Steamship)
  • Travel
Target audience
adult
Label
Titanic lives : migrants and millionaires, conmen and crew, Richard Davenport-Hines
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 359-383
Control code
000048180710
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 404 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007431229
Isbn Type
(tpbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)768385284
Label
Titanic lives : migrants and millionaires, conmen and crew, Richard Davenport-Hines
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 359-383
Control code
000048180710
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 404 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007431229
Isbn Type
(tpbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)768385284

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