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Gilded lives, fatal voyage : the Titanic's first-class passengers and their world
Title:
Gilded lives, fatal voyage : the Titanic's first-class passengers and their world
ISBN:
9780307984708
Publication Information:
New York : Crown, c2012.
Physical Description:
x, 338 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents:
A rare gathering -- At the Cherbourg quay -- A nomadic hiatus -- The Palm Room -- "Queer lot of people" -- Queenstown -- Fellow travelers -- Private lives -- Shipboard coteries -- Designing woman -- A calm Sunday -- The last evening -- Collision and after -- To the lifeboats -- The final minutes -- Voices in the night -- The ship of sorrow -- Two continents stirred -- Postscript: Titanic after-lives.
Abstract:
Brewster, who created several bestselling books on the "Titanic, " uses original research to intertwine, for the first time, the lives of the rich and famous within the powerful arc of the ship's dramatic demise to convey the poignance of this epochal disaster.
Format:
Book

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