Voyagers of the Titanic

Voyagers of the Titanic

Passengers, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Aristocrats, and the Worlds They Came From

Book - 2012
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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.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061876844
Branch Call Number: 910.91634 Davenpor 03/2012
Characteristics: 342 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. ;,24 cm.


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Nov 19, 2012

This book deals with a number of people who normally only get a gloss in the standard Titanic works. For example, I learned things about Thomas Andrews that I hadn't known. The author has a definite pro-British bias and doesn't think much of Sen. Smith's hearing - isn't it interesting that 100 years later there's still such feeling about that?

Apr 03, 2012

A timely and excellent addition to Titanic literature. Well researched and well written. My only quibble is that I would have liked to have seen more of the photos he refers to in the text. As it is, the book does include several I've never seen before. As the title indicates, the focus of this book is the people who were associated with the ship. It's divided according to chapters on the shipbuilders, the sailors, the people in each class, etc. An enjoyable, easy to read book with new information. Highly recommended.


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