Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage

The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World
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Product Number: Z100140240
Released: Jul 18, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781977302533
Narrator/s: Paul Boehmer
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage takes us behind the paneled doors of the Titanic's elegant private suites to present compelling, memorable portraits of her most notable passengers. The Titanic has often been called "An exquisite microcosm of the Edwardian era," but until now, her story has not been presented as such. In Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage, historian Hugh Brewster seamlessly interweaves personal narratives of the lost liner's most fascinating people with a haunting account of the fateful maiden crossing. Employing scrupulous research, he accurately depicts the ship's brief life and tragic denouement and presents compelling, memorable portraits of her most notable passengers: millionaires John Jacob Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim; President Taft's closest aide, Major Archibald Butt; writer Helen Churchill Candee; the artist Frank Millet; movie actress Dorothy Gibson; the celebrated couturiere Lady Duff Gordon; aristocrat Noelle, the Countess of Rothes; and a host of other travelers. Through them, we gain insight into the arts, politics, culture, and sexual mores of a world both distant and near to our own. And with them, we gather on the Titanic's sloping deck on that cold, starlit night and observe their all-too-human reactions as the disaster unfolds. More than ever, we ask ourselves, "What would we have done?"

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Author(s): Hugh Brewster
Original Publish Date: Jul 18, 2018

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Author(s): Hugh Brewster
Product Number EB00154533
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: #9780307984715

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