History

Shadow of the Titanic

The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived

Author: Andrew Wilson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145167158X

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 8864

IN the early morning hours of April 15, 1912, the icy waters of the North Atlantic reverberated with the desperate screams of more than 1,500 men, women, and children—passengers of the once majestic liner Titanic. Then, as the ship sank to the ocean floor and the passengers slowly died from hypothermia, an even more awful silence settled over the sea. The sights and sounds of that night would haunt each of the vessel’s 705 survivors for the rest of their days. Although we think we know the story of Titanic—the famously luxurious and supposedly unsinkable ship that struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Britain to America—very little has been written about what happened to the survivors after the tragedy. How did they cope in the aftermath of this horrific event? How did they come to remember that night, a disaster that has been likened to the destruction of a small town? Drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished letters, memoirs, and diaries as well as interviews with survivors’ family members, award-winning journalist and author Andrew Wilson reveals how some used their experience to propel themselves on to fame, while others were so racked with guilt they spent the rest of their lives under the Titanic’s shadow. Some reputations were destroyed, and some survivors were so psychologically damaged that they took their own lives in the years that followed. Andrew Wilson brings to life the colorful voices of many of those who lived to tell the tale, from famous survivors like Madeleine Astor (who became a bride, a widow, an heiress, and a mother all within a year), Lady Duff Gordon, and White Star Line chairman J. Bruce Ismay, to lesser known second- and third-class passengers such as the Navratil brothers—who were traveling under assumed names because they were being abducted by their father. Today, one hundred years after that fateful voyage, Shadow of the Titanic adds an important new dimension to our understanding of this enduringly fascinating story.
Biography & Autobiography

Shadow of the Titanic

The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived

Author: Andrew Wilson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451671563

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 3578

A 100th anniversary tribute offers insight into how the tragedy affected its survivors, drawing on archival research and interviews with family members to explore how some propelled themselves to fame while others were devastated by survivor guilt. By the Edgar Allan Poe Award-wining author of Beautiful Shadow. 60,000 first printing.
History

Shadow of the Titanic

The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived

Author: Andrew Wilson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847377327

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 1640

In the early hours of 15 April 1912, after the majestic liner Titanic had split apart and the 1,500 men, women and children struggled to stay alive in the freezing Atlantic, the sea was alive with the sound of screaming. Then, as the ship sank to the ocean floor and the passengers slowly died from hypothermia, a deathly silence settled over the sea. Yet the echoes of that night reverberated through the lives of each of the 705 survivors. SURVIVING THE TITANIC tells the extraordinary stories of some of those who survived. Although we think we know the story of the Titanic - the famously unsinkable ship that hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Britain to America in April 1912 - little has been written about what happened to the survivors after the tragedy. How did the loss of the ship shape the lives of the people who survived? How did those who were saved feel about those who perished? And how did they remember that terrible night, in effect a disaster that has been likened to the destruction of a small town? Timed to coincide with the 100thanniversary of the sinking, SURVIVING THE TITANIC will shed new light on this enduringly fascinating story by showing how the disaster continued to shape the lives of a cross-section of passengers who escaped the sinking ship.
Biography & Autobiography

Titanic Survivor

Author: Violet Jessop

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461740320

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 290

View: 922

Violet Jessop's life is an inspiring story of survival. Born in 1887 in Argentina, the eldest child of Irish immigrants, at the age of 21 she became the breadwinner for her widowed mother and five siblings when she commenced a career as a stewardess and nurse on some of the most famous ocean going vessels of the day. Throughout her 40 year time at sea she survived an unbelievable series of events including the sinking of the TITANIC. “One awful moment of empty, misty blackness enveloped us in its loneliness, then an unforgettable, agonizing cry went up from 1500 despairing throats, a long wail and then silence and our tiny craft tossing about at the mercy of the ice field.” For most people one sinking would be enough. But four years later Violet, now a nurse with the British Red Cross, was on board the World War I hospital ship BRITANNIC when it struck a mine and sank to the bottom of the Aegean. To her, this disaster was even more horrifying-- “Just as life seeming nothing but a whirling, choking ache, I rose to the light of day, my nose barely above the little lapping waves. I opened my eyes on an indescribable scene of slaughter, which made me shut them again to keep it out." By the end of her story we have a met a woman who could handle whatever life threw at her with determination and good humor. She knew that only by her own strength of character would she survive. But Titanic Survivor is much more. A unique autobiography for those who want to know how it really felt, a story that could be told only by a Titanic Survivor.
History

The Story of the Titanic As Told by Its Survivors

Author: Jack Winocour

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486131246

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 671

Panic, despair, shocking inefficiency, and a dash of heroism. Two lengthy narratives by passengers who had a thorough knowledge of the sea and by members of the ship's crew. 26 illustrations.
History

Voices from the Titanic

The Epic Story of the Tragedy from the People Who Were There

Author: Geoff Tibballs

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1620872714

Category: History

Page: 526

View: 7932

This is the graphic, first-hand story of the maiden voyage and disastrous sinking of the RMS Titanic, told by the survivors themselves. The story of the sinking of the great liner has been told countless times since that fateful night on April 14, 1912, by historians, novelists, and film producers alike, but no account is as graphic or revealing as those from the people who were actually there. Through survivors’ tales and contemporary newspaper reports from both sides of the Atlantic, here are eyewitness accounts full of details that range from poignant to humorous, stage by stage from the liner’s glorious launch in Belfast to the somber sea burial services of those who perished on her first and only voyage. In this book, the voices of the survivors share their own stories, as well as the official records, press reports, and investigations into what went wrong that night.
Shipwreck survival

Shadow of the Titanic

A Survivor's Story: The Biography of Miss Eva Hart

Author: Eva Hart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780953795741

Category: Shipwreck survival

Page: 192

View: 2405

History

A Rare Titanic Family

The Caldwells' Story of Survival

Author: Julie Hedgepeth Williams

Publisher: NewSouth Books

ISBN: 1603061169

Category: History

Page: 194

View: 5601

Albert and Sylvia Caldwell were one of those rare Titanic families who lived through the tragedy at sea. Their lucky rescue aboard the Lifeboat 13 is told for the first time here. But the trip was only one part of a bigger nightmare. The Caldwells has been Presbyterian missionaries in Bangkok, Siam, but fled in what they described as a desperate journey around the world to save Sylvia’s health. Fellow missionaries, however, believed that the couple had plotted to renege on their contract at financial loss to the church. Not even sinking Titanic ended the hunt for the Caldwells. A Rare Titanic Family follows all the true-life plot twists of a family who successfully fled aboard the Titanic but never could get out from under the shadow the ship cast over them.

The Sinking Of The Titanic (Annotated Edition)

Author: Jay Henry Mowbray

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849621677

Category:

Page: 310

View: 7148

This is the extended annotated edition of this book, including a detailed introduction regarding the history of steamships and steamship lines until the greatest maritime disaster occured. The human imagination is unequal to the reconstruction of the appalling scene of the disaster in the North Atlantic. No picture of the pen or of the painter's brush can adequately represent the magnitude of the calamity that has made the whole world kin. How trivial in such an hour seem the ordinary affairs of civilized mankind--the minor ramifications of politics, the frenetic rivalry of candidates, the haggle of stock speculators. We are suddenly, by an awful visitation, made to see our human transactions in their true perspective, as small as they really are. Man's pride is profoundly humbled: he must confess that the victory this time has gone to the blind, inexorable forces of nature, except in so far as the manifestation of the heroic virtues is concerned. The ship that went to her final resting place two miles below the placid, unconfessing level of the sea represented all that science and art knew how to contribute to the expedition of traffic, to the comfort and enjoyment of voyagers. She had 15 watertight steel compartments supposed to render her unsinkable. She was possessed of submarine signals with micro-phones, to tell the bridge by means of wires when shore or ship or any other object was at hand.There was a collision bulkhead to safeguard the ship against the invasion of water amidships should the bow be torn away. In a word, the boat was as safe and sound as the shipbuilder could make it. It was the pride of the owners and the commander that what has happened could not possibly occur. And yet the Titanic went down, and carried to their doom hundreds of passengers and men who intimately knew the sea and had faced every peril that the navigator meets. Table of Contents: Preface Introduction Chapter I - From A Day Of Delight To Death Chapter II - Heart-Rending Scenes On Carpathia Chapter III - Band Played To The Last Chapter IV - Neglect Caused Disaster Chapter V - Believed Ship Unsinkable Chapter VI - How Survivors Escaped Chapter VII - Woman's Thrilling Narrative Chapter VIII - Survivors' Stirring Stories Chapter IX - How Astor Went To Death Chapter X - Notable Woman Saved Chapter XI - Major Butt, Martyr To Duty Chapter XII - Mrs. Astor's Bravery Chapter XIII - Lifeboats Bunglingly Handled Chapter XIV - Not Like Bourgogne Disaster Chapter XV - Boy's Desperate Fight For Life Chapter XVI - Carpathia To The Rescue Chapter XVII - Refused To Leave Husband Chapter XVIII - Lady Duff-Gordon's Experiences Chapter XIX - Senators Hear Startling Stories Chapter XX - Surviving Operator's Experiences Chapter XXI - The Funeral Ship And Its Dead Chapter XXII - Inquiry By United States Senate Hymn For The Survivors Of The Titanic Great Marine Disasters From 1866 To 1911
Transportation

Titanic

Women and Children First

Author: Judith B. Geller

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393046663

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

View: 1410

Presented here are personal interviews with survivors and their relatives, and biographies of the women and children as well as the male passengers and crew with whom they had contact. The passengers' own voices are recorded in diaries, letters, and newspaper stories. Each passenger section (first class, second class, and third class) is introduced with a brief overview on the conventions of society at the turn of the twentieth century, when survival in life, as on this doomed ship, depended too often on social class. Also assembled here are fascinating color photographs of recently recovered artifacts, linked to their owners wherever possible, as well as period postcards, advertisements, and pictures. This book contains the most up-to-date passenger list yet published; a chart of the women and children who perished or were saved presented by class; and a comprehensive index which make this not just a moving chronicle of a uniquely painful event but also an invaluable resource.
Sports & Recreation

Titanic on Trial

Author: Nic Compton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408140594

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 4985

On 15 April 2012, it will be 100 years since the Titanic sank. Since that fateful night, stories about the sinking have become legendary - how the band played to the end, how lifeboats were lowered half-empty - but amongst the films, novels and academic arguments, only those who were there can separate truth from fiction. After the sinking, inquiries into the loss of 1,517 lives (out of 2,223 aboard) were held in both the UK and US. The proceedings produced 1,000 pages of transcripts. Some of the testimonies were inevitably less than impartial, but as a whole the transcripts represent the most thorough and complete account of the sinking, told in the voices of those who were there. For the first time these transcripts have been specially edited and arranged chronologically, so that they tell the story of the Titanic's sinking as a narrative, rather than a list of questions and answers in a courtroom. The witnesses are transformed into characters in a much bigger story, and the events are described from different perspectives of people in every part of the ship, from a stoker in the boiler room escaping his section before the watertight doors sealed behind him, to first class passengers trying to buy their way onto lifeboats. Capturing the disbelief, the chaos and the terror of the disaster, this unique book brings to life the tragedy through the voices of those who survived it.
Titanic (Steamship).

The Truth about the Titanic

Author: Archibald Gracie

Publisher: Tales End Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Titanic (Steamship).

Page: 330

View: 6948

The Loss of the SS. Titanic

Its Story and Its Lessons

Author: Lawrence Beesley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 301

View: 9272

History

Voyagers of the Titanic

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

Author: Richard Davenport-Hines

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062100718

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 2995

“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.
History

Titanic Voices: 63 Survivors Tell Their Extraordinary Stories

63 Survivors Tell Their Extraordinary Stories

Author: Hannah Holman

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445607336

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 2197

There were over 700 survivors of the Titanic disaster and their horrific experience has captivated readers and moviegoers for almost 100 years. But what was it actually like for a woman to say goodbye to her husband? For a mother to leave her teenage sons? For the unlucky many who found themselves in the freezing Atlantic waters? 'Titanic Voices' is a comprehensive collection of Titanic survivors' accounts, and includes many unpublished and long-forgotten accounts, unabridged, together with an authoritative editorial commentary. It also includes substantial accounts from third class and female survivors.
History

Ghosts of the Titanic

Author: Charles R. Pellegrino

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0380724723

Category: History

Page: 293

View: 8517

A member of the team that discovered the Titanic on the ocean floor recreates the final day of the ship in vivid detail using new technology to peer deeper into the ship than anyone has ever looked. Reprint.
History

The Night Lives On

The Untold Stories and Secrets Behind the Sinking of the "Unsinkable" Ship—Titanic

Author: Walter Lord

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453238514

Category: History

Page: 250

View: 6952

In this New York Times bestseller, the author of A Night to Remember and The Miracle of Dunkirk revisits the Titanic disaster. Walter Lord’s A Night to Remember was a landmark work that recounted the harrowing events of April 14, 1912, when the British ocean liner RMS Titanic went down in the North Atlantic Ocean, a book that inspired a classic movie of the same name. In The Night Lives On, Lord takes the exploration further, revealing information about the ship’s last hours that emerged in the decades that followed, and separating myths from facts. Was the ship really christened before setting sail on its maiden voyage? What song did the band play as water spilled over the bow? How did the ship’s wireless operators fail so badly, and why did the nearby Californian, just ten miles away when the Titanic struck the iceberg, not come to the rescue? Lord answers these questions and more, in a gripping investigation of the night when approximately 1,500 victims were lost to the sea.
Juvenile Fiction

Titanic

April 1912

Author: Kathleen Duey,Karen A. Bale

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442490519

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 5247

During the final hours aboard the Titanic on her ill-fated voyage in 1912, Gavin and Karolina attempt to help others and by so doing learn something about themselves.
Biography & Autobiography

How to Survive the Titanic Or The Sinking of J. Bruce Ismay

Author: Frances Wilson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408809222

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 930

The strange and fascinating story of the owner of the Titanic, J. Bruce Ismay, the man who jumped ship
History

Lost Voices from the Titanic

The Definitive Oral History

Author: Nick Barratt

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230106260

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 3617

On April 15, 1912, the HMS Titanic sank, killing 1,517 people and leaving the rest clinging to debris in the frozen waters of the North Atlantic awaiting rescue. Here, historian Nick Barratt tells the ship's full story, starting from its original conception and design by owners and naval architects at the White Star Line through its construction at the shipyards in Belfast. Lost Voices From the Titanic offers tales of incredible folly and unimaginable courage—the aspirations of the owners, the efforts of the crew, and of course, the eyewitness accounts from those lucky enough to survive. In narrating the definitive history of the famous ship, Barratt draws from never before seen archive material and eyewitness accounts by participants at every stage of the Titanic's life. These long-lost voices bring new life to those heartbreaking moments on the fateful Sunday night when families were torn apart and the legend of the Titanic was cemented in our collective imagination.