Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage

The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World

Author: Hugh Brewster

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307984710

Category: History

Page: 320

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Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage takes us behind the paneled doors of the Titanic’s elegant private suites to present compelling, memorable portraits of her most notable passengers. The intimate atmosphere onboard history’s most famous ship is recreated as never before. The Titanic has often been called “an exquisite microcosm of the Edwardian era,” but until now, her story has not been presented as such. In Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage, historian Hugh Brewster seamlessly interweaves personal narratives of the lost liner’s most fascinating people with a haunting account of the fateful maiden crossing. Employing scrupulous research and featuring 100 rarely-seen photographs, he accurately depicts the ship’s brief life and tragic denouement, presenting the very latest thinking on everything from when and how the lifeboats were loaded to the last tune played by the orchestra. Yet here too is a convincing evocation of the table talk at the famous Widener dinner party held in the Ritz Restaurant on the last night. And here we also experience the rustle of elegant undergarments as first-class ladies proceed down the grand staircase in their soigné evening gowns, some of them designed by Lady Duff Gordon, the celebrated couterière, who was also on board. Another well-known passenger was the artist Frank Millet, who led an astonishing life that seemed to encapsulate America’s Gilded Age—from serving as a drummer boy in the Civil War to being the man who made Chicago’s White City white for the 1893 World Exposition. His traveling companion Major Archibald Butt was President Taft’s closest aide and was returning home for a grueling fall election campaign that his boss was expected to lose. Today, both of these once-famous men are almost forgotten, but their ship-mate Margaret Tobin Brown lives on as “the Unsinkable Molly Brown,” a name that she was never called during her lifetime. Millionaires John Jacob Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim, writer Helen Churchill Candee, movie actress Dorothy Gibson, aristocrat Noelle, the Countess of Rothes, and a host of other travelers on this fateful crossing are also vividly brought to life within these pages. Through them, we gain insight into the arts, politics, culture, and sexual mores of a world both distant and near to our own. And with them, we gather on the Titanic’s sloping deck on that cold, starlit night and observe their all-too-human reactions as the disaster unfolds. More than ever, we ask ourselves, “What would we have done?”

The Bully Pulpit

Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141654786X


Page: 910

View: 2403


Focusing on the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian revisits the Progressive Era during which Roosevelt wielded the Bully Pulpit to challenge and triumph over abusive monopolies, political bosses and corrupt money brokers only to see it compromised by Taft. (This book was previously featured in Forecast.)

American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore [3 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of American Folklore (3 Volumes)

Author: Christopher R. Fee,Jeffrey B. Webb

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610695682

Category: Social Science

Page: 1160

View: 1644


A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research

882-1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions about the Titanic

Author: Hugh Brewster,Laurie Coulter

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9780228101512

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 5025


The one illustrated book that tells the complete, heart-stopping story of the legendary ship. "A fantastic book... The 882-1/2 answers in this book truly are amazing -- both for the scope of information they cover as well as for the depth of details given." -- CM Magazine "For all trivia lovers this is a great book of questions and answers... and would prove useful to anyone who has an interest in the topic from young readers through to adults." -- Resource Links It's all here. The financiers and founders of the White Star Line; the building and launch; the ship's features; the crew and passengers; the fateful collision; the scramble for lifeboats; the sinking and the survivors; the high-tech discovery of the wreck; the movie.... 882-1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions About the Titanic is packed with all of the intriguing details and fascinating facts that tell the true story. It puts myths to rest and confirms the truth. Was the Titanic really unsinkable? Were third-class passengers locked down below? Were there enough lifeboats? Was there a Jack Dawson? Did the Heart of the Ocean diamond really exist? Was there a murderer aboard the ship? It tells of the small tragedies for some survivors. Deceased violinist Jock Hume's family received a bill for $3.50 for the cost of his uniform. A baby was kidnapped on board the rescue ship, the Carpathia, by a woman who had lost her child. Jack Thayer, who never got over the death of his son in the water, took his own life thirty years after the sinking. Illustrated with dozens of accurate paintings, diagrams and rare photographs, the book's special features include the making of James Cameron's movie Titanic, a true-or-false quiz and the real-life stories of the young people who sailed on the fateful voyage. 882-1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions About the Titanic is a must-have purchase for all Titanic enthusiasts.


True Stories Behind Famous Art, Literature, Music, and Film

Author: Maria Bukhonina

Publisher: Museyon Inc.

ISBN: 1938450825

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 1192


Discover the fascinating true stories behind the world's most famous works of art, literature, music and film, complete with historical images. What real-life hero inspired the literary adventures of the Count of Monte Cristo and the Three Musketeers? How many women paid a steep price for being Picasso's muse? Why did author Conan Doyle dream of murdering his biggest creation, Sherlock Holmes? What force drove George Lucas to create Star Wars? Full of tragedy and humor, the 20 stories included in this book explore the lesser-known facts about the world's most Inspired! lives, from Mata Hari to Salvador Dali, from Bonnie and Clyde to Andy Warhol. Inspired! is an easy-to-read, entertaining book for everyone interested in art, history, film and extraordinary human stories.

Die letzte Nacht der Titanic

Augenzeugen erzählen

Author: Walter Lord

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596192694


Page: 271

View: 9358


Spannender und authentischer Bericht über den dramatischen Untergang des Luxusliners.

Mr. Darcy bleibt zum Frühstück


Author: Kim Izzo

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641088836

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 9341


Jane-Austen-Fan, knapp 40, Single, ohne Job, sucht Mr. Rich ... äh ... Right Gute Freunde, ein toller Job bei einem Frauenmagazin und stolze Besitzerin der kompletten Jane-Austen-DVD-Sammlung: Katherine kann nicht klagen. Gut, ihr Freund hat sich mitsamt den Ersparnissen aus dem Staub gemacht, und ihr vierzigster Geburtstag steht kurz bevor – aber das Leben geht weiter. Doch dann schlägt das Schicksal erneut zu: Katherines Großmutter stirbt, sie verliert ihren Job und sitzt auf einem gigantischen Schuldenberg. Höchste Zeit für einen Plan B. Was würde Jane Austen tun? Natürlich, ein reicher Gatte muss her! Doch kurz vor dem Ziel kommen Katherine Zweifel: Ist Mr. Rich auch Mr. Right?

Schiff der tausend Träume


Author: Leah Fleming

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104019835

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 9119


Zwei ungewöhnliche Frauen. Eine schicksalshafte Nacht. Ein ganzes Leben voller Geheimnisse. Als sie an Bord der Titanic gehen, sind sie durch Stand und Herkunft getrennt: die Auswanderin May und die reiche Celeste. Als das unsinkbare Schiff sinkt, kann Celeste May und, wie sie glaubt, deren Kind aus den eisigen Fluten retten. In jener Nacht erwächst zwischen May und Celeste eine Freundschaft, die ihren weiteren Lebensweg auf immer verbindet - ebenso wie das Geheimnis des geretteten Kindes, das die Zukunft dreier Generationen prägen wird: von New York über England bis zu den Hügeln der Toskana... »Fleming ist die geborene Erzählerin!« Kate Atkinson

Wie Hunde denken und fühlen

die Welt aus Hundesicht: so lernen und kommunizieren Hunde

Author: Stanley Coren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783440103319


Page: 350

View: 3848


Leicht verständliche Darstellung der Sinnesleistungen (hören, riechen, sehen, fühlen, schmecken) von Hunden. Weiterhin wird geschildert, wie Hunde lernen, welche Persönlichkeitsmerkmale sie besitzen und in welcher Ausprägung sie über ein Bewusstsein verfügen.

Der Schwur der Königin

Historischer Roman

Author: Christopher W. Gortner

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641099811

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 677


Als Prinzessin lernte sie ihre große Liebe kennen. Muss sie sich als Königin zwischen ihrem Herzen und der Krone Spaniens entscheiden? Spanien, Mitte des 15. Jahrhunderts: Alte Fehden spalten die Königreiche Kastilien und Aragon. Prinzessin Isabella lebt am Hofe ihres Halbbruders Enrique, dem König von Kastilien. Nach einer Tragödie wird sie mit nur siebzehn Jahren zur Erbin des Throns. Nun muss sie über Nacht lernen, als souveräne Herrscherin zu agieren und sich gegen ihre politischen Feinde durchzusetzen. Denn nicht nur der Kampf um die Krone droht ein blutiger zu werden, sondern auch der um ihre große Liebe – den charismatischen Prinzen des verfeindeten Königreiches Aragon.

Warum sank die Titanic wirklich?

Neue forensische Erkenntnisse

Author: Jennifer Hooper McCarty,Tim Foecke

Publisher: Vieweg+Teubner Verlag

ISBN: 9783834823861

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 183

View: 1936


Deutsche Übersetzung des Originaltitels „What Really Sank The Titanic – New Forensic Discoveries“ von den Autoren Jennifer Hooper McCarty und Tim Foecke. Das Buch berichtet über die spannenden forensischen Forschungen der beiden amerikanischen Autoren mit einem eindeutigen Ergebnis für den Grund, weshalb die als „unsinkbar“ geltende Titanic nicht einmal ganze drei Stunden nach der Kollision mit dem Eisberg unterging. Es ist ein Loblied auf die Materialwissenschaft und Metallkunde. Es zeigt ferner anhand des Untergangs der Titanic, dass es unbedingt zu vermeiden ist, ein neues Produkt unter großem Zeitdruck zu entwickeln. Schließlich war es auch das Übermaß an zu viel Ehrgeiz bei der möglichst schnellen Jungfernfahrt der Titanic, das zu der Katastrophe geführt hat. Die amerikanischen Längenangaben im Text wurden generell in metrische Einheiten umgerechnet. In besonders wichtigen Fällen wurde die amerikanische Einheit in Klammern hinzugefügt.

Die letzte Flut


Author: Timothy Findley

Publisher: [Munich] : List Taschenbuch

ISBN: 9783548604008


Page: 414

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