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Shadow of the Titanic : the extraordinary stories of those who survived

Author: Andrew Wilson
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Atria books hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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While much has been written about the Titanic, her shocking demise, and those who perished, very little has been devoted to the hundreds of survivors. In Shadow of the Titanic, Andrew Wilson offers a look at how their lives were affected by living through this catastrophic event. Those who lived to tell the tale reveal how they coped in the aftermath. Using archival research and interviews with family members,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Wilson
ISBN: 9781451671568 1451671563 9781451671575 1451671571
OCLC Number: 745978963
Description: 400 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A fancy-dress ball in Dante's hell --
The ship of widows --
A life too far-fetched for fiction --
Falling in love in the slipstream of the Titanic --
The woman who rowed away from the drowning --
The world's most willing whipping boy --
The dark side of survival --
Miss Masquerader --
Titanic fever --
Fame is the spur --
The last survivors.
Responsibility: Andrew Wilson.

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While much has been written about the Titanic, her shocking demise, and those who perished, very little has been devoted to the hundreds of survivors. In Shadow of the Titanic, Andrew Wilson offers a look at how their lives were affected by living through this catastrophic event. Those who lived to tell the tale reveal how they coped in the aftermath. Using archival research and interviews with family members, Wilson tells their stories. He shows how some survivors used their experience to propel themselves on to fame and how others were wracked with guilt and refused to acknowledge they had been there. Some reputations were destroyed, and some survivors were so psychologically damaged that they took their own lives years later. From the famous survivors like Bruce Ismay and Madeline Astor -- who became a bride, a widow, and a mother all within a year -- to lesser known survivors Dorothy Gibson and the Navartil brothers -- who were traveling under assumed names because they were being abducted by their father -- Shadow of the Titanic offers a host of stories that add a new dimension to our understanding of this legendary disaster.

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