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This original and “meticulously researched retelling of history’s most infamous voyage” (Denise Kiernan, New York Times bestselling author) uses the sinking of the Titanic as a prism through which to examine the end of the Edwardian era and the seismic shift modernity brought to the Western world. “While there are many Titanic books, this is one readers will consider a favorite” (Voyage). In April 1912, six notable people were among those privileged to experience the height of luxury—first class passage on “the ship of dreams,” the RMS Titanic: Lucy Leslie, Countess of Rothes; son of the British Empire Tommy Andrews; American captain of industry John Thayer and his son Jack; Jewish-American immigrant Ida Straus; and American model and movie star Dorothy Gibson. Within a week of setting sail, they were all caught up in the horrifying disaster of the Titanic’s sinking, one of the biggest news stories of the century. Today, we can see their stories and the Titanic’s voyage as the beginning of the end of the established hierarchy of the Edwardian era. Writing in his signature elegant prose and using previously unpublished sources, deck plans, journal entries, and surviving artifacts, Gareth Russell peers through the portholes of these first-class travelers to immerse us in a time of unprecedented change in British and American history. Through their intertwining lives, he examines social, technological, political, and economic forces such as the nuances of the British class system, the explosion of competition in the shipping trade, the birth of the movie industry, the Irish Home Rule Crisis, and the Jewish-American immigrant experience while also recounting their intimate stories of bravery, tragedy, and selflessness. Lavishly illustrated with color and black and white photographs, this is “a beautiful requiem” (The Wall Street Journal) in which “readers get the story of this particular floating Tower of Babel in riveting detail, and with all the wider context they could want” (Christian Science Monitor).

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Genre: History
Author: Gareth Russell
Publisher: Atria Books
Release: 2020-11-03
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781501176739

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“Gareth Russell has chosen a handful of passengers on the doomed liner and by training a spotlight on every detail of their lives, he has given us a meticulous, sensitive, and at times harsh picture of the early 20th century in Britain and America. A marvelous piece of work.” —Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey A riveting account of the Titanic disaster and the unraveling of the gilded Edwardian society that had created it. In April 1912, six notable people were among those privileged to experience the height of luxury—first class passage on “the ship of dreams,” the RMS Titanic: Lucy Leslie, Countess of Rothes; son of the British Empire, Tommy Andrews; American captain of industry John Thayer and his son Jack; Jewish-American immigrant Ida Straus; and American model and movie star Dorothy Gibson. Within a week of setting sail, they were all caught up in the horrifying disaster of the Titanic’s sinking, one of the biggest news stories of the century. Today, we can see their stories and the Titanic’s voyage as the beginning of the end of the established hierarchy of the Edwardian era. Writing in his elegant signature prose and using previously unpublished sources, deck plans, journal entries, and surviving artifacts, Gareth Russell peers through the portholes of these first-class travelers to immerse us in a time of unprecedented change in British and American history. Through their intertwining lives, he examines social, technological, political, and economic forces such as the nuances of the British class system, the explosion of competition in the shipping trade, the birth of the movie industry, the Irish Home Rule Crisis, and the Jewish-American immigrant experience while also recounting their intimate stories of bravery, tragedy, and selflessness. Masterful in its superb grasp of the forces of history, gripping in its moment-by-moment account of the sinking, revelatory in discounting long-held myths, and lavishly illustrated with color and black and white photographs, this absorbing, accessible, and authoritative account of the Titanic’s life and death is destined to become the definitive book on the subject.

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Genre: History
Author: Gareth Russell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2019-11-19
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781501176746

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When the Titanic sank, so did the Edwardian age that created it. In this brilliantly original history, Gareth Russell recasts a tragedy we think we know to explore an era of seismic change.

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Genre: History
Author: Gareth Russell
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Release: 2019-04-04
File: 464 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780008263171

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As the Titanic sank, John Harper was focused on saving souls. As his life came to a close, he still preached the gospel.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Robert Plant
Publisher: Christian Focus
Release: 2011
File: 173 Pages
ISBN-13: 1845506413

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Sailing off into the night sky in his "Redd Rocket" wagon to meet the Sandman, Joey experiences a grand adventure and heart-stopping rescue, discovering the Sandman's amazing ship and all of its wondrous secrets.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Dean Morrissey
Publisher: Prospecta Press
Release: 2016-10-11
File: 40 Pages
ISBN-13: 1632260514

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On May 31, 1911, thousands of excited people crammed into a shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland. They were there to watch the empty hull of RMS Titanic enter the water for the very first time. Proud workers hugged their children as they pointed at the massive ship they had helped build. In just 62 seconds, the giant ocean liner was floating for the very first time. It was the largest human-made object the world had ever seen! Creating the Ship of Dreams tells the compelling story of how the largest and most luxurious ship in the world was built and the workers who risked their lives in the process. The fascinating content and large-format color images, maps, and fact boxes bring the Titanic’s tragic story to life. Creating the Ship of Dreams is part of Bearport’s Titanica series.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Kevin Blake
Publisher: Bearport Publishing
Release: 2018-01-01
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781684027958

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Numerous pop-up spreads, pull tabs, booklets, and full-color illustrations provide a detailed tour of the steamship Titanic as seen through the eyes of one young passenger.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Duncan Crosbie
Publisher: Orchard Books (NY)
Release: 2007
File: 30 Pages
ISBN-13: 0439899958

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History's Mysteries is a historical fiction chapter book series which spotlights little known and sometimes obscure events from around the world, affecting not only the past, but sometimes even our future. In Book One, Ship of Dreams, Margaret can hardly wait for the largest ship ever built to stop in Southampton on its maiden voyage to America. But will she really get to see the great Titanic, or will the Coalie strike prevent it from ever leaving port?

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Donna L. Martin
Publisher: History's Mysteries
Release: 2019-09-25
File: 80 Pages
ISBN-13: 1732327831

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The scourge of the high seas, the Black Angel would stop at nothing to get what he wanted--until a bold beauty captures his heart and makes him want to be a better man. Original.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Elaine LeClaire
Publisher: Leisure Books
Release: 2005
File: 342 Pages
ISBN-13: 0843955759

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Author: Mary Durack
Publisher:
Release: 196?
File: 62 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:757768817

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