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Titanic legacy : disaster as media event and myth

Author: Paul Heyer
Publisher: Westport, Conn., [etc.] : Preager, [ca. 1997]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd printView all editions and formats
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Using contemporary as well as archival sources, this text explores a series of questions: why has the Titanic disaster affected the way we think about ourselves?; how has the media made it into a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Heyer
ISBN: 0275953521 9780275953522
OCLC Number: 898922613
Notes: Oorspr. uitg.: 1995.
Description: XI, 175 p., 11 p. pl. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface Introduction The Persistent Disaster Realizing a Dream, Anticipating a Nightmare Wireless World Marconi and Maritime Communication Wireless at Work Sarnoff's Luck Reassessment and Regulation Chasing The Story The Battle for New York Carr Van Anda and the New York Times Why? Disaster as Metaphor Responses and Renderings in Literature The Sinking in Cinema Resurrection Conclusion: The TITANIC as Myth Appendices Bibliography Index
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"Paul Heyer has taken upon himself the seemingly impossible task of presenting a fresh persective on the 1912 Titanic disaster. Against all odds and the hundreds of books and articles written on the Read more...

 
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