Shadow of the Titanic

Shadow of the Titanic

The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived

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From an acclaimed literary biographer, a riveting and groundbreaking account of what happened to the survivors of the Titanic .

We think we know the story of the Titanic--the once majestic and supposedly unsinkable ship that struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Britain to America--but very little has been written about the vessel's 705 survivors. How did the events of that horrific night in the icy waters of the North Atlantic affect the lives of those who lived to tell the tale?

Drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished letters, memoirs, diaries, and interviews with their family members, award-winning journalist Andrew

Wilson brings to life the survivors' colorful voices, from the famous, like heiress Madeleine Astor, to the 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.

More than one hundred years after that fateful voyage, Shadow of the Titanic adds an important new dimension to this enduringly captivating story.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2012
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781451671575
Branch Call Number: 910.91634 Wilson 2012
Characteristics: 400 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Oct 25, 2012

An interesting book about the Titanic survivors and what happened to them. Unfortunately, tends to deal with those who were in first and second class, since there is more documentation about them. So it would have been nice to find out how the immigrants and folk who lost everything in the sinking fared.

sixthfloorlsw Mar 26, 2012

Although many books have been written about the Titanic disaster, few have addressed the experiences of the survivors. Drawing on previously unpublished letters, diaries and memoirs, Shadow of the Titanic brings to life the voices of those who survived.


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