Titanic : women and children first

by Geller, Judith B.

Format: Print Book 1998
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction G530.T6 G45 1998
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  G530.T6 G45 1998
Northland Public Library Nonfiction 910.452 G28
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  910.452 G28
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Each of these two books offers a fresh perspective on the Titanic tragedy and will appeal to readers who can never learn too much about that ill-fated ship. Touting the artist who provided him with the inspiration to make the movie Titanic, James Cameron introduces this magnificent edition of Ken Marschall's acclaimed Titanic artwork. Arranged sequentially to mirror the doomed voyage, the colorplates offer a unique view of the tragic vessel. From dockside to collision to catastrophe, Marschall has been able to represent the full scope of the tragedy pictorially. Accompanied by an explanatory text, these spectacular and emotionally powerful maritime portraits will appeal to both casual browsers and Titanic buffs. Geller approaches the Titanic tragedy from another, unique angle. The author has compiled and interwoven the individual stories of countless women and children who sailed on the ship. Each entry contains a brief biography of the subject profiled and a detailed description of the course of action the subject took after the ship collided with the iceberg. Although most of the women and children featured survived, several accounts of female and underage passengers who perished are also included. The poignant text is accompanied by photographic portraits and illustrations of period postcards, brochures, tickets, artifacts, and trinkets. Another haunting and heartfelt addition to the ever-growing body of Titanic literature. --Margaret Flanagan"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Titanic (Steamship) -- History.
Shipwrecks -- North Atlantic Ocean -- History.
Publisher New York :W.W. Norton,1998
Edition 1st American ed.
Language English
Notes "Poignant accounts of those caught up in the world's worst maritime disaster."
Description 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-220) and index.
ISBN 0393046664
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