Voyagers of the Titanic

Passengers, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Aristocrats, and the Worlds They Came From
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.30 hours)
Product Number: Z100030729
Released: Mar 06, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062115492
Narrator/s: Robin Sachs
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Description

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.

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Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Mar 06, 2012

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Genre: History
Product Number EB00243283
Released: Mar 21, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: #9780062100719

Professional reviews

"This is one of a fleet of books launched to commemorate the centennial of the TITANIC disaster. While covering much familiar ground describing the opulence of first class, the diversity of third class, the scandalous lack of lifeboats, and the nobility of so many passengers and crew, the author offers some illuminating stories and statistics about how the ship's people lived and how they died. Narrator Robin Sachs's deep and well-measured tones, posh accent, and careful pronunciation enhance the account significantly. Sachs holds one's attention even when one is listening to lengthy lists of second-class passengers. Sachs's very English accent complements the author's Anglo-centric worldview. The iceberg begins and ends the story. F.C. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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