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How to survive the Titanic : the sinking of J. Bruce Ismay

Author: Frances Wilson
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Accused of cowardice and of dictating the Titanic's excessive speed, Ismay was the first victim of a press hate campaign. He never recovered from the damage to his reputation and never spoke of his beloved ship, the Titanic, again. Wilson explores Ismay's desperate need to tell his story, and to find a way of living with the consciousness of lost honor.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: J Bruce Ismay; Joseph Bruce Ismay; J Bruce Ismay; J Bruce Ismay
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Wilson
ISBN: 9780062094544 0062094548
OCLC Number: 756502154
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain in 2011 by Bloomsbury.
Description: xi, 328 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: At sea. Chance ; Luckless Yamsi ; Youth ; These bumble-like proceedings --
On land. The convergence of the twain ; The secret sharer ; The super captain ; Ismay's unrest --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Frances Wilson.

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Accused of cowardice and of dictating the Titanic's excessive speed, Ismay was the first victim of a press hate campaign. He never recovered from the damage to his reputation and never spoke of his beloved ship, the Titanic, again. Wilson explores Ismay's desperate need to tell his story, and to find a way of living with the consciousness of lost honor.

This book is a brilliantly original and gripping new look at the sinking of the Titanic through the prism of the life and lost honor of J. Bruce Ismay, the ship's owner. Books have been written and films have been made, we have raised the Titanic and watched her go down again on numerous occasions, but out of the wreckage Frances Wilson spins a new epic: when the ship hit the iceberg on April 14, 1912, and 1000 men, lighting their last cigarettes, prepared to die, J. Bruce Ismay, the ship's owner and inheritor of the White Star fortune, jumped into a lifeboat filled with women and children and rowed away to safety. Accused of cowardice and of dictating the Titanic's excessive speed, Ismay became, according to one headline, "the most talked-of man in the world." The first victim of a press hate campaign, he never recovered from the damage to his reputation, and while the other survivors pieced together their accounts of the night, Ismay never spoke of his beloved ship again. Using never-before-seen letters written by Ismay to the beautiful Marion Thayer, a first-class passenger with whom he had fallen in love during the voyage, Frances Wilson explores Ismay's desperate need to tell his story, to make sense of the horror of it all, and to find a way of living with the consciousness of lost honor. - Jacket flap.

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Time To Stop

by ShowCase (WorldCat user published 2012-03-22) Poor Permalink

There is no doubt that J.Bruce Ismay was a very private man. This book ,like others, suggests he was a coward and makes other untrue remarks about him.

There were more lifeboats on board than the Law required,he entered one,probably the last, with a Mr Carter that was being lowered which was...
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