The Last Night of A Small Town

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In his famous book A Night to Remember, historian Walter Lord described the sinking of the Titanic as "the last night of a small town". Now, a hundred years after her sinking, John Welshman reconstructs the fascinating individual histories of twelve of the inhabitants of this tragicallyshort-lived floating town. They include members of the crew; passengers in First, Second, and Third Class; women and men; adults and children; rich and poor. Among them are a ship's Captain, a Second Officer, an Assistant Wireless Operator; a Stewardess, an amateur military historian, a governess, a teacher, a domesticservant, a mother, and three children. What were their earlier histories? Who survived, and why, and who perished? And what happened to these people in the years after 1912? Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town answers all these questions and more, while offering a minute-by-minute depiction of events aboard the doomed liner through the eyes of a broad and representative cross-section of those who sailed in her - both those who survived and those who didn't.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780199595570
Branch Call Number: 910. 91634 WEL
Characteristics: xxii, 324 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.


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milkandcheese Aug 03, 2012

This book may be interesting to you if you have never read any other books on the TITANIC; but I found it to be merely a collection of quotes from other books. So it's okay if you are unfamiliar with the subject; but more familiar readers will find nothing new.

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