Titanic : The Last Night of a Small Town, Paperback / softback Book

Description

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 tragically short-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 domestic servant, 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.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 352 pages, 16pp black and white plate section
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
  • ISBN: 9780198786498

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